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Smoky Mountain Pottery Festival 2009

With potter Peter Rose, right back, looking on, Stacy, Megan, Keith and Rob Williams show off the pottery they made with Rose’s assistance.

Photo by Jolanda Jansma

With potter Peter Rose, right back, looking on, Stacy, Megan, Keith and Rob Williams show off the pottery they made with Rose’s assistance.

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  • Leo Pollock gets his hands into making some pottery.
  • Carol Ware shows 6-year-old Sophie Pollock how to shape a pot at the Pottery Festival in Townsend.
  • Renown potter Peter Rose takes one of the cups out of the waterbath at the Townsend Pottery Festival.
  • Providing some music for the event are Hannah, Jill, Abigail, Lydia and Bob Pair.
  • David Huber with Stringtown Pottery in Townsend shows off his handiwork at the Second Annual Pottery Festival.
  • Toasting to friendship with their whimsical pottery cups are Mary Mitchell, Betty Jones and Melba Harmon. The pottery is by Katherine Owen of Clay Dreaming in Easley, S.C.
  • Gordon Batten from Two Rivers Studio in Dillsboro, N.C., shows visitors his handiwork.
  • Artists from Terra Madras show pottery from the whimsical to the decorative to the practical. From left are Jamie Palo, Janet Harper, Amber Prakshot and Wendie Love.
  • Molly Crawford is enjoying some Italian ice cream at the Pottery Festival in Townsend.
  • Rob Throw with Smoke in the Mountains Pottery  in Brasstown,  N.C., poses with two of his pieces.
  • Ann Marie Kelley has a lot of beautiful pottery to choose from.
  • Shannon O’Brian is adding a glaze to a cup. After the glazing, the cup will be wrapped in newspaper and put in a barrel with hot coal/wood for 30 minutes.
  • Melissa Maney demonstrates Cherokee way of polishing a “green” bowl with a smooth stone. The stone she is using here is her grandmothers.
  • Chloe Hendrix, age 3, works on her clay creation at the Pottery Festival in Townsend.
  • Joe Frank McKee from Treehouse Pottery in Dillsboro, N.C., cleans up one of this raku pots.
  • With potter Peter Rose, right back, looking on, Stacy, Megan, Keith and Rob Williams show off the pottery they made with Rose’s assistance.
  • Carol Ware and Justin Soles are intense at the potters wheel.
  • Little hands can make good pottery, too. Carol Ware helps Colton Richardson make a bowl while his sister Anna watches.
  • Musical entertainment from Jeremy and Lon Spurgeon and Bob Holmes kept visitors to the Pottery Festival entertained.

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