Art of Pottery displays wares at the Sequim Farmers Market. Photo courtesy of April Hammerand/Sequim Farmers Market

Art of Pottery displays wares at the Sequim Farmers Market. Photo courtesy of April Hammerand/Sequim Farmers Market

What’s New at the Market: Senior Weekend, ‘Cruzin’ Market’ and pottery products

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2019 1:30am
  • Business

Sequim Farmers Market

Open: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10

Location: Sequim Civic Center Plaza, downtown Sequim

More info: manager@sequimmarket.com or 360-582-6218

On the web: www.sequimmarket.com

This Saturday is Senior Appreciation Day at the Sequim Farmers Market. The first 50 seniors to visit the market booth will receive a $2 coupon which can be redeemed with any vendor at the market.

Senior Appreciation Days are every second Saturday of the month and are made possible with support from Nutritious Movement Center Northwest. Mark your calendars for all the remaining Senior Appreciation Days: Sept. 14 and Oct. 12.

During the car show this weekend, the Sequim Farmers Market will be the “Cruzin Market.” As car enthusiasts, vintage vehicles, and visitors explore all there is to see in Sequim, we will be joining the fun. Rocha Family Auto Sales is sponsoring this event at the market and will also have a booth.

Pottery artwork

As you stroll around the market and browse through the vendor booths, you will discover the excellent pottery artisans we have at the market: Art with Art of Pottery and Michel with Madrona Ridge Pottery. Both of them call Sequim home.

Art Brooks of Art of Pottery studied pottery at Cal State Fullerton. After graduation he took the next 35 years off to get a “regular job” and raise a family. Upon retirement his family gifted him a wheel and kiln and he was back at it. The transition to retirement was made much more interesting by adding pottery to the mix.

Besides regular stoneware pottery, Brooks also enjoys Raku pottery.

You will find bowls, cups and vases. These pieces are fun and interesting and no two are the same. Art hopes to continue making his creations for many more years to come.

Michel McCarter of Madrona Ridge Pottery has been hooked on clay for most of her life. It all started at the age of 18 when her Mom, also an artist, suggested that she take an art class at the local junior college. She ended up graduating with a Masters in Art from San Jose State University and spent 12 years teaching ceramics to college students.

In 1982, she moved to the Olympic Peninsula and opened a studio.

McCarter specializes in hand-building and she calls herself an “old school potter” shaping slabs of clay by hand, and using different objects to stamp the clay (sometimes that may be a sprig of lavender), along with bamboo mats and different fabrics to texture the clay.

She is known for her Asian art-inspired pieces and northwest mountain themes.

The Summer Live Music Series continues with Ashley Kramer, performing acoustic guitar from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

A special thanks to Bell & Davis Law and BrokersGroup Real Estate for supporting the Sequim Farmers Market.

April Hammerand is the Market Manager for the Sequim Farmers Market. Reach her at manager@sequimmarket.com or 360-582-6218. For more information, visit www.sequimmarket.com.

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