A full plate

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Santa Fe Clay opens its stu­dio doors to vis­i­tors as part of its 20th an­nual hol­i­day sale and open house. There, they can watch ce­ramists in the process of cre­at­ing new pieces. Small and large sculp­tural ob­jects and util­i­tar­ian wares by stu­dio mem­bers, stu­dents, teach­ers, and staff are avail­able for sale just in time for gift shop­ping. For those who pre­fer to craft their own ce­ramic items, Santa Fe Clay’s store also sells all the nec­es­sary artist sup­plies.

The event, which takes place from 3 to 7 p.m. on Fri­day, Dec. 5, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Satur­day, Dec. 6, fea­tures live en­ter­tain­ment (Ferdi Serim plays jazz), food, and door prizes. More than 30 artists of­fer their work for sale, in­clud­ing Matt Dono­van, Shel­ley Wax­man, Greta Ruiz, Meredy Baldridge, and Martin Hell­dor­fer. The gallery’s cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tion, Get Set!, a three-per­son show of con­tem­po­rary func­tional din­ner­ware by Paul Eshel­man, Camila Friedman-Ger­licz, and Clay Leonard, re­mains on view through Jan. 3, 2015. Eshel­man, an Illi­nois-based ce­ramist, cre­ates red stoneware in­spired by ar­chi­tec­tural forms; Friedman-Ger­licz’s pieces rep­re­sent a fu­sion of her in­ter­ests in math­e­mat­ics and clay; and Leonard seeks to re-es­tab­lish the lost art of din­ner-ta­ble con­ver­sa­tion through his de­signs that are in­spired in part by his love for mass-pro­duced ob­jects. Santa Fe Clay is lo­cated at 545 Camino de la Fa­milia. Call 505-984-1122 for in­for­ma­tion.

— Michael Abatemarco

Top, left to right, Greta Ruiz: Orchid Sis­ters, 2014, stoneware; Michelle Good­man: Un­ti­tled, 2014, raku; mid­dle, Linda Hay­den: Wild Fire, 2014, stoneware; bot­tom, left to right, Erik Gellert: Drip, 2014, stoneware; Es­ther Smith: Jew­elry Jar, 2014, porce­lain

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