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WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
November 12, 2020 @ 12:00 am
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 9, 2020
WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: For almost fifteen years, the library has been fortunate to receive pottery from their favorite local potters to raffle in an effort to raise funds for the Library’s operations. The library is grateful to these people who eke out a living with their craft, yet are generous enough to share in this way. The public eagerly awaits this opportunity to win a piece of local art, and simultaneously support their local library. This year the featured potters are Ann Newbury, Anne Halpin, and Tessa Morgan, all avid users and supporters of the library. Considering the geographical closeness of their studios, the craftsmen’s styles are surprisingly different. Tessa specializes in “sgraffito,” in which she creates an image by carving away the surrounding surface, leaving it unglazed. Most of her pieces are adorned with whimsical sea creatures, and her donation this year is a serving plate with squid swimming around a sea green center. Ann Newbury’s work is strong, traditional, functional, and beautiful. She has donated a set of four dark green, almost black, mugs. In a fit of generosity, she has also donated a set of six brown and white seven- inch plates and a matching bowl, suitable for lunch or snacks. The plates seem dipped in sequential shades of brown and cinnamon creating a rich banding. Anne Halpin’s pieces are also traditional, with a graceful touch. This year she has donated a beautiful, yet functional set of three nesting bowls in beautiful tones of copper green with a blue rim. All the pottery is on view when the library is open, which is 10 to 2, Monday through Saturday. You can also see images of the pots on the library’s website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org. Tickets for the raffle, which are $ 2 for one ticket and $ 5 for three tickets, are available at the Library at 581 Woods Hole Road. Drawing of the winning tickets will be held by mid-December, so be sure to buy your raffle tickets way before that. The library encourages the public to visit these generous artists at their studios, and support them, just as the potters have done for the library.