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Exploring Maine: A Maker's Journey

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Exploring Maine: A Maker's Journey

Central Maine Clay Artists offer artistic and functional designs that allow you to take Maine with you. Each of the clay artists has their identifiable style but with this show they are exploring new shapes and designs that gather inspiration from the state that offers so much- powerful ocean, scenic lakes, rugged mountains, delicate wildflowers, exceptional dining, dramatic seasonal changes, and so much more. In addition to the clay artists, the show will include paintings on the same theme by Nancy Keenan Barron.

Each artist has a distinct focus when seeking inspiration from what Maine offers. When asked about their inspiration, the natural environment is front and center. The abundance of Maine’s lakes, rivers and ocean, wildflowers, even dining outdoors, has served as inspiration. Participating Central Maine Clay Artists include- Mary K Spencer, Whitney Gill, Robbi Fritz Portella, Malley Weber, Libbey Seigars, Lori Keenan Watts, Marie Palluotto, Elizabeth MB Downs, and Ru Allen.

CMCA is a professional organization of ceramic artists working in Kennebec County and surrounding communities. Since 2007, the CMCA we have worked to support the creative economy and local art programs, and to promote the ceramic arts in Maine. Annual projects include Mug Season, an event held in conjunction with Maine-owned coffee shops to raise funds for art in the local schools, and the Holiday Pottery Shop, an opportunity for the public to buy local and get to know the folks who make handmade items locally.

The show can be seen at Monkitree-263 Water Street, Gardiner, ME through September 11th during regular shop hours- T/W 10-4, Th/Fr 10-5, Sat 10-4. There will not be an opening reception.

10:00 AM - 04:00 PM, every day through Sep 11, 2021.

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Central Maine Clay Artists


263 Water Street
Gardiner, Maine 04345