Pottery House celebrates first anniversary

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Pottery House Annex of the Colley Senior Complex will celebrate one year as a stand-alone facility from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The Pottery House is located next door to the Colley Senior Complex on Elm Street in Troy.

The anniversary celebration will be an opportunity for those who have not visited the Pottery House to do so and for others to come and see the new creations in clay.

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Catherine Jordan, complex director, said the 12 potters, who are mainstays at the Pottery House, will have their pottery on display and will demonstrate the different methods used to create their works.

“They throw pots on the wheel; they make pottery using the coil and slab methods,” Jordan said. “No matter which method they use, their work is outstanding. We are so proud of these potters and what they are creating out of clay.”

Jordan said the Pottery House is open for classes from 9 until noon on Wednesdays and Thursdays and for those who want to come and work on their own during regular Complex hours.

“You don’t need any experience to try your hand a pottery making,” she said. “Any of the 12 regulars will be willing to work with newcomers at times other than class times. Someone is usually there every day and they welcome new people to the art.”

Jordan said Marian Parker is the leader of the group.

“She has a lot of experience in pottery and enjoys sharing what she has learned,” Jordan said. “We invite everyone to come celebrate the first anniversary of the Pottery House with us. See what these potters are doing and, if you think it’s something you would enjoy, we’d love to have join the potters.”