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Wednesday, July 19, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY,

Page Seven

Wednesday, July 19, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

Potters to spin the
wheel at local fair

By JIM KENTCH
"Now this, to a potterer, is
beautiful."
He held up a small porcelain
vase that was fired a shade of
crimson reminiscent of the
color of a certain species of
butterfly.
"Yes, that certainly has aes-
thetics," he said, putting the
artifact back down.
The man, Maxwell Reade, is.
a professor of mathematics and
a member of the Potters Guild.
The Potters Guild is one of the
many local organizations that
are participating in the Ann
Arbor Street Art Fair this year.
The Potters Guild is running
a booth where they give dem-
onstrations and offer ' objects
for sale.
The demonstrations, given at
I 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to-
day through Friday, will ex-
hibit the art of "throwing on
the wheel."
"Throwing on the wheel" is
the correct term for what an
uninformed layman might de-
scribe as the shaping an ob-
ject out of a mass of clay on a
potter's wheel.
Giving the demonstrations
will be ,Maxwell Reade, who de-
scribes himself as a "visiting
barbarian"; Ed Lindberg, a pro-
fessor of art; and Jim Heino-
nen.
The objects for sale include

"anything made of pottery,"
Reade says. Both "slab" pieces
- which are made with the use
of a potters wheel and hand-
built pieces will be sold.
Bowls, pitchers, drinking
mugs, plates, sugar bowls, free-
form sculpture, and, of course,
pots, are some of the more con-.
ventional articles for sale.
The price of each article is
set by'the individual guild mem-
ber who made the article. The
price range is likely to be from
a mere pittance of $3 to a sub-
stantial $100.
A certain percentage of the
purchase price of each article
goes to the guild itself.
The Potters Guild, which oc-
cupies an unobstrusive building
at 201 Hill Street (the other
side of the tracks) has been in
existence for 22 years.
The guild is a non-profit
cooperative consisting of 40
members. Membership is by in-
vitation only, due to the limited
facilities.
Members pay annual dues as
part of their membership ob-
ligations. The guild's only other
source of" revenue is the per-
centage it receives from the re-
tailing 9f the members' work.
The guild sponsors classes
which are open to all interested
persons during the regular
school terms. Classes are usually
taught by visiting professors
and highly regarded potters.
The guild's building contains
all equipment necessary to pro-
duce many varieties of pottery,
including two kilns for glazing
and potters' wheels.
The process of making an ob-
ject of clay requires two sepa-
rate firings in the kiln. The
second firing lasts about 24
hours at a maximum tempera-
ture of 2,400 degrees Fahren-
heit.
Although the use of kilns at
the Potter's Guild street art
fair exhibit will be limited be-
cause of the time factor, their
exhibit and demonstrations are
sure to be intriguing. And they
promise to try not to get their
nson and Hodges 100's caught
B e n s o n and Hedges 100's
caught in their work.

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