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March 14, 2013

Wallace State to host upcoming pottery show

The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College will host its 8th annual pottery show March 16, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The museum is located inside the Burrow Center for Performing Arts. Museum director Donny Wilson said it’s a lot of work each year planning for the pottery show, but he is anticipating a great turnout this year.

“If you have pottery that you want someone to look at and find out how much it is worth, or what their opinion of the pottery is, we’re going to have experts here to talk to,” Wilson said. “If anyone is interested or wants to find out anything about pottery, this is the time to come.”

Wilson said the pottery show will be a great opportunity to buy and sell pottery and also find out how much individual pieces are worth.

“We’re going to have vendors showing their pottery in the exhibit hall,” Wilson said. “We’re also going to have a lecturer, Joey Brackner, who wrote the book ‘Alabama Folk Pottery’ and works in the state Arts Department. We will also have the Wallace State singers here.”

“There are a lot of people who have churns or old tea mugs and stuff like that in their closets that they are not bringing out. If they knew how much some of this stuff is actually worth, it would be mind boggling to them and they might start preserving it better,” Wilson said. “If you want to find out what your pottery is worth, or sell it, they can come see these collectors.”

Danny Maltbie will have a pottery display as he has been helping to organize the pottery show for the last eight years.

“We usually have 15-20 collectors who bring their pottery to show,” Wilson said. “It started out as a get-together for the collectors, but grew over time. We encourage anyone to come, bring their pottery and ask questions.”

If you would like to reserve a table for display, contact  Wilson at the Burrow Museum, 256-352-8458.

Lauren Estes can be contacted at 256-734-2131, ext 270, or laurene@cullmantimes.com

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