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creative:impact- The Ann Arbor Potters Guild Crafts A Lasting, Cooperative Model

May 29, 2018

For nearly 80 years, the Ann Arbor Potters Guild has been serving the needs and interests of some of the community's most creative people. And, those artists have been serving the Guild.  It is a cooperative model that is being copied around the country because of its ongoing success.  In this week's 'creative:impact,'  Maki Lin shares the story of how the Guild is set up and built to last. 


Maki Lin and her work
Credit Ann Arbor Potter's Guild

Maki  Lin 

Artist  Statement:   

Making pots that are useful as well as aesthetically pleasing is very satisfying to me.  I like to make forms that are typically simple in design with a glaze surface that is fluid with movement.  The result of  overlapping  glazes often provides surprising and beautiful results.  I like to see my pots that can be used on a daily basis and also enhance the living environment they occupy.

Deb Polich, President and CEO of The Arts Alliance

Creative industries in Washtenaw County add hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy.  In the weeks and months to come, 89.1 WEMU's David Fair and co-host Deb Polich, the President and CEO of The Arts Alliance, explore the myriad of contributors that make up the creative sector in Washtenaw County.   

RESOURCES:

Ann Arbor Potters Guild

Maki Lin

Ann Arbor Potters Guild Membership Information

The Arts Alliance 

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