The Kenai Potters Guild recently received a grant award from The Alaska Community Foundation through an affiliate, the Kenai Peninsula Foundation. Locally advised, the Kenai Peninsula Foundation is focused on the needs of the area through a permanent endowment that makes grants to the nonprofit groups serving the community.
The grant was used to purchase shelves for the Kenai Potters Guild gas kiln. The shelves replaced silicon carbon shelves that were cracked. The new shelves will allow the organization to fire the pottery that has been created by its members. This year the members of the Kenai Potters Guild donated 247 bowls which helped the Peninsula Food Bank with its 19th Annual Soup Supper.
“Helping feed the hungry by providing handmade soup bowls has been an important community service project for our potters. We have some very talented artists that enjoy working to help those in their community,” said Laura Faeo, President of the Kenai Potters Guild.
The purpose of the Kenai Potters Guild is to further the growth of its members in the realm of pottery, to provide studio space and firing facilities, to sponsor workshops and hold pottery classes, and to hold and sponsor sales and exhibits. It is a place where the community can come and learn more about ceramic arts or members may go out into the community to teach.
A pottery class will be offered beginning in January. The class will meet every Thursday evening for eight weeks. The cost of the class is $200. This class will be taught by the renowned Master Potter, Laura Faeo. Laura serves as President of the Kenai Potters Guild and has taught classes in Kenai and surrounding area for many years. For more information or to sign up call Laura Faeo at 907-776-4008.
The annual Christmas Pottery Sale will be held on Dec. 5 beginning at 10 a.m. at 816B Cook Avenue in the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town. The proceeds from this event help pay the expenses for this organization.
— Submitted by
the Kenai Potters Guild