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Twelve Tacoma Artist Gifts of Christmas – Day 4

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Dec. 6, 2012 at 5:28 am |
December 12, 2012 12:52 pm
Mark Hudak, Bowl. Courtesy photo.

Welcome to the Twelve Tacoma Artist Gifts of Christmas! Inspired by both the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song and fellow features writer Sue Kidd, who’s offering you her own “Twelve Tacoma Foodie Gifts of Christmas” on her TNT Diner blog, I’ve come up with 12 alternative gifts for Christmas: no partridges in pear trees, but something a lot more uniquely local.

So here’s Day 4 –

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

Four pottery bowls, three CDs, two baby heads and a deck of Tacoma playing cards.

Tacoma’s full of potters, and while they make awesome sculptures as well you can’t go wrong with giving someone a handmade ceramic bowl. They can keep it as art, fill it with useful stuff or – good grief – even eat their soup out of it. It’s special, one-of-a-kind and extremely useful.

Luckily for you there are plenty of places to find ceramics. Try art gallery collectives like the Proctor Art Gallery (3811 N. 26th St., proctorartgallerycom), studios like Throwing Mud (2210 N. 30th St., throwingmudgallery.com) or two upcoming local pottery sales.

Dan Anderson, who has a studio in University Place and a cabin on Salmon Beach, merges organic textures with splashes of color. His studio sale is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. this Saturday Dec. 3, 7911 37th Way, University Place. 253-756-6841

The Tacoma Community College Clay Club holds its annual sale this weekend: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 7 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8 in building 11 at TCC, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma. tacomacc.edu

 

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