Clay Bay Pottery invites the community to the opening of their summer show, 42 on 42, July 6, 5-8 pm. Enjoy wine, appetizers, the live music of David Hatch and Lynn Gudmundsen. On July 7, 11 am to 3 pm, there will be pottery demonstrations.
Jeanne and David Aurelius have been creating pottery at their Clay Bay Pottery studio for 42 years. This labor of love began after attending college and continued with training in the redwoods of California, where they attended summer classes taught by Bauhaus instructor Marguerite Wildenhain.
Last summer the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, a nonprofit group dedicated to California State Parks, sponsored a benefit for the restoration and revitalization of Pond Farm, where Wildenhain lived, worked and taught.
The Aureliuses and other former students participated in the retrospective show. Mary Deneen and Martha Winter, known at Clay Bay for their whimsical ladies among other pieces, participated in the show and will bring new work to the 42 on 42 exhibit. Another Clay Bay favorite, Peder Hegland, whose work features earth-toned glazes with abstract designs, attended the California show and will be at the reception. Local potter Thor Thoreson of Gills Rock Pottery also participated in the California show, exhibiting work and teaching a throwing workshop with Peter Deneen. Deneen will also have new work at the Clay Bay show, along with Spooner, Wis. potter Rich Meaux.
Judith Bergerson has new acrylic paintings and Carl Homstad will show new oil paintings and prints. Local artist Sylvia Youell is crafting new silver jewelry, while Kaukauna potter Kristine Marie Landreman will bring decorative small plates and trays.
Clay Bay Pottery, located at 11650 Hwy 42 in Ellison Bay, is open 10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday through Monday. For more information call 920.854.5027.