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Clay Gallery moves online

With the Pangborn Collection in the wings

by Sally Mitani

From the June, 2014 issue

"The business climate has changed. Sales since 2008 have been very gradually declining, yet our events were really popular," Monica Wilson says. She's explaining why the Clay Gallery, an eighteen-member cooperative of ceramic artists of which she's currently president, will be closing its Main Street shop at the end of August. The thirty-year-old group will launch its new and improved online gallery in June.

Wilson says Clay Gallery will come to physical life several times a year in pop-up events. They haven't settled on a venue yet--she envisions a bar, with music. The gallery's last in-store event will be August 1, but don't expect to see big markdowns, says Wilson: "It's not a closeout sale. We're not going out of business."

Opening in its place in September will be the Pangborn Collection: "gifts, home decor, and fashion accessories including jewelry," made or chosen by Detroit artist/designer Dominic Pangborn. Landlord Jim Curtis of Curtis Commercial says they're "extremely excited" to have landed Pangborn. "It's like Selo/Shevel on steroids," he says.    (end of article)

[Originally published in June, 2014.]

 



 
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