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 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 participated in the show and will bring new work to the 42 on 42 exhibit. Peder Hegland, whose work features earth-toned glazes with abstract designs, attended the California show and will visit the reception.
Thor Thoreson of Gills Rock Pottery, Peter Deneen and Rich Meaux will also have new works in the exhibit.
Judith Bergerson will show 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.