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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | November 7, 2004
bonnieb@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Locally made pottery, hand-woven clothing, glass, baskets, furniture, ornaments, textiles and many other art objects both functional and decorative were admired and purchased by local residents Saturday evening. Talking to the creator of the shawl, hat or basket one purchased made the transaction more personal and satisfying. Several members of the Cumberland Valley Craftsmen Guild mingled with customers at the Holiday Collection grand opening at the Thomas June Artisan Gallery in Chambersburg.
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by CHRIS COPLEY | October 31, 2004
chrisc@herald-mail.com Allison Severance is a potter - and almost a time traveler. She produces pottery with the distinctive sheen and color of salt-glazed, wood-fired ceramics - a technique common in this region two centuries ago and now enjoying a renaissance. Severance's pottery shop - Coles Pottery - is set in a small, two-story building - former servants' quarters - on the grounds of a circa-1800 stone house on Manor Church Road near Boonsboro. The shop is small - "I'm a little person.
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by DON AINES | June 16, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Clearfield County, Pa., woman accused of selling counterfeit John Bell pottery is off the hook in Franklin County, but still faces charges of selling fake antiquities in Adams County, according to Franklin County Assistant District Attorney David Rahauser. Cheri I. Stauffer, 48, of Curwensville, Pa., waived her preliminary hearing Tuesday on a felony charge of theft by deception and a misdemeanor charge of simulating objects of antiquity, Rahauser said.
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June 10, 2004
The following antiques and collectibles experts will appraise items at Beaver Creek Antique Market's 20th anniversary celebration: Betty Bachtell of Hagerstown, jewelry Ellen Bercovici of Bethesda, Md., collectibles Susan Willis of Bethesda, Md., collectibles Bill McKenzie of Hagerstown, comic books and other paper products Linda Caricofe of Hagerstown, dolls and toys Judy Pomroy of...
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | March 25, 2004
bonnieb@herald-mail.com MONT ALTO, Pa. - A year ago, Marine Staff Sgt. Michael Ankrum was in high-intensity combat in Iraq. Wednesday evening, he rolled out clay in a uniform rectangle while his wife, Allanda, cut a cardboard template to make ceramic picture frames. The Ankrums, married a year and a half, have "not spent a whole lot of time together," Michael Ankrum said. After five months in Iraq, the reservist returned to Mercersburg, Pa., in May 2003. Now, the Ankrums are taking a ceramics class together at the Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies on the campus of Penn State Mont Alto.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | March 12, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Waynesboro man told Washington Township Police that he paid $2,800 for what he thought was an original piece of pottery made by 19th century Waynesboro potter John Bell, court records said. Police have charged Cheri Stauffer of Curwensville, Pa., in Clearfield County with one count each of theft by deception and simulating objects of antiquity and rarity, according to court records in District Justice Shirley Shatzer's office.
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by MARLO BARNHART | November 26, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com Smithsburg - When Jackie and Lynn Shaw open the doors of the Old Stone Mill to the public for a holiday tour on Sunday, Dec. 7, they will be sharing a lot more than their home. All proceeds from the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tour and the 7 p.m. Chili Festi-Bowl will benefit the Smithsburg Library building fund. Tickets are $30 per person for the tour and the meal, which includes a locally, handmade original pottery bowl to take home. Chili and all the fixings will be served, along with a beverage.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | July 21, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com Dr. H. Eugene Comstock, a leading expert on pottery of the Shenandoah Valley, spoke about Hagerstown's roots in the craft on Sunday to about 40 people gathered at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. The lecture stemmed from the exhibition, "Pottery from the Shenandoah and Cumberland Valleys," drawn from the private collection of Dr. George and Connie Manger, which has been on display since May in the museum's Fulton Gallery. The nearly 130-piece debut display heralds work by late 18th- and early 19th-century regional potters from Chambersburg, Pa., to Strasburg, Va. The Mangers, who have been collecting pottery for about 20 years, said they are drawn to the iridescence of the glazes and to the craft itself.
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April 9, 2002
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Heritage Craft Center of the Eastern Panhandle is now accepting enrollments for its Spring '02 classes which begin in April. Participants can learn a variety of traditional crafts, including redwork embroidery, woodcarving or pottery. Additional classes include stained glass, decorative painting, basket making, lap dulcimer and twined rag rug. There is something for everyone. The Heritage Craft Center of the Eastern Panhandle Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to preserving and promoting heritage crafts.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | November 30, 1999
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - This weekend's Berkeley Springs Studio Tour features the works of 27 artists at 19 studios in the Berkeley Springs area. The list of studios and directions to their locations is available at the Berkeley Springs visitors center, 127 Fairfax St.; the Ice House Co-op Gallery at Independence and Mercer streets; or online at www.berkeleyspringsstudiotour.org . During the tour, artists will answer questions and demonstrate their crafts. The artwork includes sculpture, glasswork, precious metal jewelry, basket weaving, textile art, bookbinding, an old-fashioned letter press operation, weaving, quilting, mosaic art, pottery, ceramics and Sumi-e painting.
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