Performance Notes, July 30, 2020

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Clayworks showroom reopening

Brattleboro Clayworks will reopen its showroom Saturday following closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The showroom features ceramics by members whose wheel-thrown and hand-built work -- mugs, cups, bowls and other items such as bird whistles. There will also be new work done by Andrea Matthews, Annie Lauterbach, Judith Thomas and Mucuy Bolles — members whose limitations from being home sent them in new directions.

Annie Lauterbach, a pro at wheel-thrown pieces from teapots to mugs, bowls and plates that feature her distinctive glazing, many enhanced with animals, birds and flowers, has experimented over these past months with a Japanese process called Kurinuki, wherein interior shape is hollowed out from a solid, shaped block of clay.

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In addition, the work of Alan Steinberg, one of the Clayworks' founders and teacher of hand building techniques, Billie Stark, Jennifer Henske and Gosia Mosiej are on exhibit and for sale.

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The showroom will be open every Saturday in August, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brattleboro Clayworks is at 532 Putney Road, beneath Friends of the Sun. Masks are required. For more information about the studio and showroom, go to, email, call 802-254-9174 or visit @brattleboroclayworks on Facebook.

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Kevin Parry to play free concert

Kevin Parry will play blues and other genres on the guitar at the Whetstone Food Truck at Kampfires campground on Route 5 in Dummerston on Aug. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. The show is free. There will be outdoor seating with social distancing.

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