Ann Gleason works on a piece of her pottery in her Tryon Studio. (photos submitted)

Local artists, Gleason and Link, host pottery event Nov. 17

Published 4:45pm Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ann Gleason and Cynthia Link will hold their annual pottery sale at Gleason’s Studio at 35 Erskine Rd. in Tryon on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Gleason has been a potter and clay artist in Tryon for almost 30 years.

“I started this pottery sale in Saluda in 1996, then held it at Harmon Field for a few years. This year we are moving it to my studio,” Gleason said. “Cynthia and I will have lots of functional stoneware pottery for sale as well as sculptural works on exhibit.”

Gleason said her work is decorated with animal motifs: cats, chickens and rabbits and the occasional horse, as well as works a pure texture and color representative of life as she knows it here in Tryon.

Link works in many similar themes as well being an avid animal rescuer and owner of a menagerie of dogs and cats where she lives near Gaffney, S.C. Both clay artists have been working at their craft for more than 30 years, Gleason as a full time professional and Link first as an art teacher and then full time in her retirement.

The two will have casseroles, mugs, pitchers, bakers, pie plates, candle holders, vases, utensil holders, mixing bowls, and many other functional, handmade stoneware items for sale.

Refreshments will be served.

– article submitted by Ann Gleason

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