Bring Mom out to the “Mother’s Day Pottery Throwdown and Sale” at the Old Church Farmers Market (2807 Main St., Hillsborough) Sunday, May 9 from noon to 5pm.
What's a pottery throwdown? A gaggle of fun! Potter pros bring their wheels together, throw whatever comes to mind, coach beginners, talk shop, share secret techniques - all while jealously ogling each other's work.
The host village/country potters invited a selection of townie potters, so expect a wide range of styles, wares and colours. Commision work can be arranged.
The event includes homemade cookies, doughnuts, local teas, locally roasted coffee and “mysterious herbal concoctions to heal what ails ya.” There will be an open mic and musical assistance is welcome.
The organizers ask vendors, potters and participants to stay masked, observe social distance and “grant all of us patience.” As Jim Kitts says, “We’re not sure how we will show people to throw pottery from a distance, but we are about to find out.”