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Pine Island Potter’s Guild Show set for Saturday

By Staff | Mar 13, 2020

The Pine Island Potter’s Guild Show will be held this Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.n., at Koucky Studios in Bokeelia, on Pine Island.

The show will feature pottery, jewelry, woodworking, cigar box-style guitars, tropical-themed home decor, wearable art, whimsical gift items, and locally-made jams, honey and mustards. Fresh baked goods will be available.

The show will allow guests to chat with local artists, inquire about their craft, and learn about opportunities in our area for classes and workshops.

At 11 a.m., be sure to see the Guild’s monthly horsehair raku pottery demonstration by potter Chuck Koucky and some of his class participants. Horsehair pottery, as the name implies, incorporates hair from the tails and manes of horses into its design. The random lines and patterns, that is the signature of this style, are created when applying strands of hair to the surface of a hot raku clay pot that has just been removed from the kiln. The horsehair combusts and carbonizes, leaving random patterns in the pot’s surface.

The use of horsehair is preferred in the technique as it makes beautiful random patterns because of its coarseness and length.

Other raku technics will be demonstrated as well.

Koucky Studios is located at 5971 Bay Point Road, in Bokeelia, at the corner of Bay Point and Stringfellow Roads; just after Mile Marker 11, on the east side Stringfellow. For more information about the Potters’ Guild Show, please call Nancy Koucky at 39-233-3003.