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Pumpkin Contest | CERF+ raffle | October specials

Dear Friends of Cedar Creek,

The glass furnace is hot again after what seemed like an incredibly brief summer, and it’s time for our Fall Pottery and Glass Festival.

Friday, October 5th starts the Festival off with the opening of Politically Charged: Art Celebrating American Democracy. We thought we’d all be ready for a break from political sound bytes and could instead see what artists think about the subject. The work for this show is truly exciting and ranges from Laurie Shaman’s take on Presidential pets to Andree Richmond’s donkey and elephant on wheels, coupled in dance and entitled “What If” yes, what if…

Also on Friday night is the Carved Pumpkin Contest. Show us what you can do with a knife and a giant squash for a chance to win one of ten glass pumpkins that I’ve made as prizes. Or just come and see them all lit up. The gallery will be open until 10pm.

The Festival continues October 6th and 7th, 13th and 14th. In addition to the demonstrations of glassblowing, pottery, wood turning and metal sculpting we’ve got a few other specials going on during that time

  • Two coupons for 20% off one item in the gallery
  • $150 off Don Paterson’s wooden tables for the entire month of October
  • Purchase an oil candle and receive a free 32 ounce bottle of Ultra Pure Lamp Oil (and I’ve made lots of new oil candles)
  • And because we love to eat so much… Bring a homemade appetizer or dessert during the festival and receive a $10 gift certificate.
  • Raffles each day for pieces of work by all the artists at Cedar Creek

Once again the artists at Cedar Creek have generously donated their work to be raffled as a fundraiser for artists in need. All during the festival you can purchase tickets ($2 each, $5 for three and $20 for twenty) for your chance to win pieces by Brad Tucker, Jennifer Stas, Pringle Teetor, Dana Smith, Will Kurylo, Alan Bennett, John Martin, Harrison Harper, Bill Wallace, William Brock, Geoff Lloyd and me. All proceeds will benefit CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund which assists artists after accidents and natural disasters affecting their studios), Andy Smith and Jim Wallace both North Carolina woodworkers who are recovering from serious studio accidents.

Come hungry as the JJJ Food Truck will be on site again Friday night for dinner and both Saturdays and Sundays for lunches. Suzanna gets up in the wee hours of the morning each day to craft her authentic tamales. Yum!

I’ll look forward to seeing you!

Lisa Oakley