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Pottery festival showcases local talent

"I need to find myself," Glennon joked. "I just can't be satisfied."

Glennon was part of the guild when it started with about eight people. It's grown to 45, and the pottery fest is one of its two main events each year. The other is a soup fest in Troy for which members make bowls. Attendees pay an admission fee, then get to pick a bowl and fill it with soup from participating restaurants. At the end of the day, people get to take their bowls home.

The pottery festival, meanwhile, is a bit of a spin on the idea of a pottery trail, in which people stop at pottery shops throughout an area. The festival features all the potters in one place -- although the Shaker site is big enough that they'll be somewhat spread out, with potters inside and outside.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is $5, with kids younger than 12 admitted free. A dollar from each admission will benefit local food pantries.

For more information, e-mail stephanie@collarcityclayguild.com.""

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