Mar­lin Or­chards hosts Coun­try Har­vest Pot­tery Sale

Seaway News - - News - SHAWNA O’NEILL [email protected]

SOUTH GLEN­GARRY, On­tario – Fol­low­ing the scent of cider dough­nuts, fam­i­lies flocked to Mar­lin’s Or­chard for the an­nual Coun­try Har­vest Pot­tery Sale.

“Peo­ple tell me that this is part of their Thanks­giv­ing week­end out­ing,” said Ann Mar­lin, orig­i­nal Co-founder of the Or­chard. “They come here and get the ap­ples, the cider, the cider dough­nuts...and then they come to the (pot­tery) show.”

The show, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 6 to 8, fea­tures the work of 24 pot­ters and two artists. Mar­lin ex­plained that or­ga­niz­ers care­fully se­lect which pot­ters can dis­play their work at the event.

Suki Craig, a pot­ter with Clay­crafters in Pointe- Claire, was dis­play­ing her tal­ents on Sun­day, Oct. 7, trim­ming some of the bowls that were thrown the pre­vi­ous day. Mar­lin ex­plained the in­tri­cate process of mak­ing the bowls to a few cu­ri­ous shop­pers.

Mar­lin said that ap­prox­i­mately 100 bowls will be do­nated to the Agapè Cen­tre for the Empty Bowls fundraiser on Nov. 18. Tick­ets to the event cost $30 and at­ten­dees can en­joy a full se­lec­tion of gourmet soups with their one of a kind bowl.

Pot­ters who were a part of the sale do­nated pre­vi­ously made bowls for the fundraiser. All bowls made over the week­end will also be a part of the Empty Bowls event. These bowls re­tail for ap­prox­i­mately $25 to $40.

Mar­lin strives to do­nate to a char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion an­nu­ally through the sale. She also en­joys bring­ing art and cul­ture to the area, show­cas­ing renowned pot­ters from across East­ern ON.

“It’s a con­tin­uum of art at one end and craft at the other,” said Janet Keefe, lo­cal pot­ter. “The pots that are made and showed here are some­where along the con­tin­uum; pure art at one end and purely func­tional pot­tery at the other end.” Go to www.corn­wallsea­ for the rest of this great story PLUS

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