The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, October 10, 1979, Page 5, Image 5

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    Potter splits studio
with barn animals
By Kelly Laughlin
Of The Print
After her smelly task was
completed, Travers built the
kiln, which stands just outside
the barnyard studio door, and
later a procession of im­
provements slowly took place:
a stove, a weaver’s loom, some
lights, potter’s wheels, and her
part Siamese cat Raymond,
who wanders freely from barn
to studio. “The studio’s kind of
been a natural outgrowth of my
need for a space to keep my
supplies in, and work when I’m
not at the College.”
What could be more natural
than to change a barn, or at
least half a barn into a studio.
While the studio possesses
many of the qualities of a barn
twice its age, its ricketiness
doesn’t seem to bother Travers
much. “It serves its purpose,”
she said. “The structure may be
poor, but you can bet I’ll use it
until the wind blows it down. ”
Nearly every potter’s dream
is to own his or her own studio.
For Nancy Travers, College
pottery and humanities instruc­
tor, her studio is nearly a barn.
Actually, half a barn. The
half-a-century-old building is
now a semi-stable above her
sideyard, with one end the
home of her daughter’s white
Shetland pony, Joshua, and
the other side, the domain of a
loom, several potters wheels.
Against the wall, bags upon
bags of clay.
But unlike most potters
opening up their first studio,
her first order of business had
little to do with clay, or even
the least feeling of the earth
taking shape beneath her
fingers. Instead it was a pitch­
fork that she so laborously took
in hand, and “shoveled all the
rotten hay out, she said.
photos by Duffy Coffman
Bài' '■
ancy Travers, college pottery instructor discusses the ups and downs of her craft,
avers said pottery has lost much of the popularity it had in the sixties. “The gas
meh in addition to Inflation has forced many potters to go out of business,” she
said. Right, a group of
from atop Nancy’s rafters.
Above, an exterior view of
Nancy’s studio.
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idnesday, October 10,1979
Exhibit begins
The Clackamas County
Courthouse Art Exhibit will
begin a new four-month
showing of paintings by local
artists, Oct. 17.
Those artists wishing to
display their works should bring
them framed and ready for
hanging (eye hooks on each
side of the frame) to the cour­
thouse between 10 a.m. and 1
p.m. on Oct. 17.
The exhibit is sponsored by
the College County Art
Project. For more information
contact the College’s Com­
munity Services Office, 656-
Top Artists! Major Labels!
Many, Many More! Classics Included!
Come Early tor Best Selection.
Get Your Favorites at Big Discounts!
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