'Arts and All That' artist showcase set

November 30, 2004

HARRODSBURG - Local artists will, for the second consecutive year, offer unique pottery, jewelry, fine art, hand-pulled prints, fiber art and turned-wood holiday gifts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 5 at Jandira Shelley's Backpocket Pottery Studio, 585 Ashley Camp Road.

The showcase offers a distinctive shopping experience in a quiet, lake-side setting; the artists will be available, and refreshments will be served.

"We turn the whole house into a gallery," says Shelley. "If it has a price on it, it's for sale.

"It snowed on us last year, but those who came, bought. People come (to this event) with a purpose."

Confirmed artists include:

* Jandira Shelley, of Backpocket Pottery in Harrodsburg, creates one-of-a-kind, functional and decorative wheel-thrown and hand-built vessels.

* Susan Caldwell, of Versailles, makes the best salsa this side of Salt River. She also creates fabric collage pieces, wall hangings embellished with doilies, buttons, ribbons and such. Also in her collection are mosaic trays and painted chairs.


* Elizabeth Gibson, of e.gibson designs, creates hand-twisted sterling silver and beaded jewelry, hanging plant starters, and light/fan pulls.

* John Cotton, of Scribe Mark Woodworks in Harrodsburg, is a master woodworker specializing in turned-wood pieces, including children's toys and burl bowls, trays and vases.

* Kathy Werks, of Soap Werks in Midway, creates handmade soaps, body and bath care products, and environmentally-friendly candles.

* Mary Kuster, of Lexington, creates hand-pulled prints. Her work resides in the permanent print collections of the New York Public Library, Spencer Museum of Art, and Wagga Wagga Regional Art Museum, NSW Australia.

* Denby Studios, of Versailles, will have available its signature handmade wooden clocks, hand-painted floor cloths and accessories.

* Chris Hager will be there with his blown-glass artwork.

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