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Potters Guild Show a huge success

January 13, 2015
By ED FRANKS ( , Pine Island Eagle

About a dozen vendors gathered at the Koucky Studios in Bokeelia Saturday for the monthly Potters Guild Show. The show is held the second Saturday of the month.

Chuck and Nancy Koucky organized the event last year.

"We originally started this to help some of my pottery students get rid of some of their pots," Chuck Koucky said. "This is our second year and we've added some other artists. Annie Wenz is here, as well as wearable art by Deborah Zwetch. Jewelry by my wife Nancy and also by Laura Devoe. And artist Kim Gibbons has fused glass."

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Chuck Koucky’s pottery.

Ed Franks

The event, although relatively small, draws a lot of people. Marge Lennon came all the way from Cape Coral.

"This is my first time at this show but from here I'm going back to the Cape for their art show downtown," Lennon said. "I am really impressed with the quality of the work here."

The Pine Island Potters Guild meets on the second Saturday of each month, December though April, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Koucky Studios (5971 Bay Point Road, Bokeelia). At these meeting the guild hosts a pottery show and sale, pottery demonstrations, as well as an idea exchange between local potters.

The general public is always invited to attend and meet the potters and visiting artists. Works by all the artists are for sale.

Interested in joining The Pine Island Potters' Guild? The guild is always open to new members and there is no membership fee. The spirit of the guild is to exchange ideas, techniques and experiences, and to participate in joint projects.

Potters of all levels of experience are encouraged to join. Those who are interested in pottery, but who have not yet created any works in clay, are especially encouraged to come and talk with potters about this creative and varied medium.

For information about the Potters Guild, call Chuck Koucky at 239-410-2852.



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