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Potter displays, produces pottery at Renfrew

June 27, 2013

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- — Local potter Christine Souders has opened a pottery studio at Renfrew Museum and Park which holds her three-foot kiln and samples of her work. At this site she will be producing new pieces. The public is welcome to visit.

Souders, originally from Hagerstown, has been intrigued by the medium of clay and remembers attempting to make pots as a child. As a young adult, she attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia studying graphic design and illustration. In 1993, after taking pottery classes at Hagerstown Junior College, she opened her own home studio in Mercersburg, Pa.

Now living in Waynesboro with her husband, Howard, an antiques dealer, she has seen interest in her work soar, especially among collectors. “One of the reasons that I wanted be at Renfrew was to be a part of the history it represents. I have been inspired by early potters, such as John Bell, and I think this is a good fit,” she said. One of her first pieces for Renfrew is a reproduction of a faux stoneware rooster attributed to Bell.

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Visitors can go through her album of past works or ask for a custom-made piece. Some of her work is a combination of traditional thrown pottery and hand sculpted. For instance, an unfired (greenware) urn stands in the pottery shop to which hand-molded flowers and birds will be added.

The Pottery Shop at the Renfrew Museum is open Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The address for the Museum is 1010 E. Main Street in Waynesboro. 

For more information, call 717-762-4723.

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