Sharing shout-out

Long before the first soup simmers for the Feast of Caring, potters are throwing the clay, firing up the kiln and glazing the pots for the beautiful pieces you choose from at the Feast of Caring.

Earlier this year, Potters of the Piedmont donated finished pieces to Greensboro Urban Ministry during the Spring Pottery Festival. They will be sharing more of their good works at the Fall Pottery Festival on Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road. Pottery donations from this event will also support the Feast of Caring.

Festival founders Molly Lithgo and Jim Rientjes of Earthworks Pottery are also strong supporters of the Clash of the Potters event in August. This year’s event, sponsored by Deuterman Law Group and co-hosted by the Center for Visual Artists, pitted six potters against the clock to see who could throw the most pots in 30 minutes. Molly took the title by throwing 71 pots. She and the other potters got an excellent assist from Best Buy volunteers, many of whom came back in September to help with the glazing.