"Poetry Pottery Party"
May 24, 2013

On Friday, May 24, the Valley Arts Alliance and Karen Lopez, the well known expert potter, hosted a POETRY POTTERY PARTY at Karen’s recently opened NuKreationZ Art & Creativity Center, 735 S. Bailey Street in Palmer.

For the past 4 years Karen and the VAA have held a Raku Pottery Party in the spring. In past events, the participants selected one of Karen’s hand made, but unglazed, pots and applied Raku glazes to create their own unique pot.

But this event was different from past Raku events, in that we used traditional food-safe glazes, which require a different and longer firing. As a result, the decorated pots had to remain at Karen’s NuKreationZ Art & Creativity Center for several days, and were available for pick-up about one week after the event.

As the participants decorated their pots with glazes, Karen, and Sandra Cook demonstrated the art of throwing a basic pot on the wheel, and Debra Bohm recited poetry.

What a wonderful mix—a POETRY POTTERY PARTY!