Oakland Community College

December 9, 2010 by USA Post 

Oakland Community College, Ceramic artist from Plymouth and Farmington Hills will be among the 135 potters displaying and selling their works at Oakland Community College 35th Annual Meeting of Potter market, 3 to 5 December at Madison Heights.

Advanced students in ceramics at the Royal Oak campus of the college and potters guest present the show, which will include over 40,000 pieces of pottery of this year.

Potter Plymouth Kathy Sandberg, a potter was invited to the potters’ market for five years.

“There is absolutely nothing to do with the potters’ market,” she said. “It is really a must for fans of pottery and I love being part of it.”

Sandberg, also a founder of the Potters Guild of Plymouth, works hand in hand with other potters in the organization and staffing market. She said she feels “a great sense of sharing and camaraderie” at the show.

“I feel honored to be part of the whole scene.”

When Dave Albrecht came to the Potters Lab on the campus of Royal Oak, it was a dream deferred. Although it was an art major in college, he worked in the corporate world, finally returning to his love of college pottery and sculpture after retirement. . When he fell at the Potter laboratory eight years ago, he served as a laboratory assistant / machine clay. Meanwhile, he worked in his own style of creating pottery carved pagoda and lantern-style outdoor sculptures and even organized a group of clay sculpture. This group met on Friday with a live model. This is the fifth year that Albrecht will show his inspiration “temples” and other pieces of pottery market.

Jack Adelman of Farmington Hills has shown his works at Market Potter for three years. Adelman, 86, developed an interest in pottery 16 years ago. He began taking classes at Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center and began working in the lab at OCC Potters seven years ago.

“I really like the opportunity to work alongside other artists at the OCC,” said Adelman. “This is a highly creative environment.”

His works have striking, colorful, high gloss glazes and forms that include flutes.

A professional cake decorator, Robert White of Farmington Hills creates dragons in clay Laboratory Potters. It applies in detail to the sculpture he built by hand using a cake holder.

Hours are 10:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 3, 10:00 to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, December 4 and 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 5, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Hall 876 Horace Brown Drive, one block south of 13 Mile between I -75 and John R. Admission is free and parking is free. Because of the crowd, no strollers are allowed

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