Wednesday, April 8, 2009

BAC Goes to LaPlaca Pottery

With the 5th Annual Juried Exhibition occupying most of the Boatworks for this entire month, there is no room to have the monthly members meeting. No problem- just take the meeting on the road, and learn more about local arts in the process. The April member meeting was held at LaPlaca Pottery Studio in the 5th Avenue Pavilion on the Asbury Park boardwalk. Owner Greg LaPlaca gave a presentation about his studio and the processes of making and firing pottery, including types of kilns. He also demonstrated how to wheel throw a bowl and a vase, transforming lumps of clay into attractive vessels. All in attendance were very impressed with his skills.
(photos courtesy of Joe Villa)

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