Some artists are perfectionists. When their work doesn’t turn out exactly the way they planned, they go back to the drawing board…or in this case, the pottery studio…and start all over again. Many of these ceramic bowls, mugs, pitchers and other practically perfect pottery pieces are donated to Sawtooth by the instructors and students who created them to the School’s “Not Quite Perfect Pottery” sale.
This year’s sale will be held on Tuesday, June 7 from 5 to 8 PM in the Mountcastle Forum, upstairs in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. Prices for these unique, handcrafted items start at $2, and most pieces are below $20. The sale is free and open to the general public, and proceeds will help fund equipment and supplies for the Sawtooth’s ceramics department.
“It’s hard to believe how successful this event has become,” said Warren Moyer, Sawtooth’s Program Coordinator for Ceramics. He explained that the first sale, three years ago, was a last minute idea to clean out all the odds and ends students and instructors had left in the ceramics studio. “When we realized that many of these pieces were really nice, high quality work, we decided to sell them to raise funds for the department,” Moyer said. He estimated that there will be several hundred pieces of unique, handcrafted pottery available for sale. “My advice is to get here early,” Moyer warned. “Word spreads quickly, and now we have a line of early shoppers waiting for the doors to open.”