Community Kiln To Host Open House, Holiday Sale on December 9

FRAMINGHAM – Community Kiln will celebrate its first anniversary with a holiday sale and open house in December.

The event is Saturday, December 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Middlesex Opportunity Council’s (SMOC) Community Kiln program, 46 Park Street.

Samples from the hundreds of ceramics created during the past year by students and their teachers, including plates, bowls, mugs, vases and more, will be on sale.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale will go to the artist and the Community Kiln Scholarship Fund to help financially eligible student artists.

“Currently, we have a total of 87 students participating in our ceramic classes, which does not include the children who also attend our programs here,” said Program Coordinator Katie McCarren. “Our students come from communities all over the MetroWest area and many of the artists who are selling their work on December 9th have attended classes for many years, including at the former Danforth
Art program. I think people will be very impressed with the quality and artistry of these pieces.”

She said all pieces on sale are handmade or wheel-thrown, making them unique gifts for the holiday season.

“These are truly pieces that reflect the individuality of each artist. They are all products of talent and craftsmanship,” said McCarren.

Items for sale include plates, bowls, mugs, vases and sculptures.

In addition to the sale, the event will also serve as an open house for visitors to walk around the Community Kiln studio and view students as they participate in actual classes.

“It’s quite interesting to see how these beautiful products for sale began as lumps of clay which were carefully molded by hand or on a potter’s wheel into beautiful and useable works of art,” McCarren said.

For more information about this event, the Community Kiln program, or to register for adult or children ceramics classes and special holiday classes, visit or call Katie McCarren at 508-309- 4604.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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