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Kay Yourist Leaves Lower Town

A potter finds bigger digs in Scio.

by Micheline Maynard

From the June, 2021 issue

Yourist Studio Gallery is taking its leave from Lower Town, where it has operated for the past twenty years at 1133 Broadway.

Its new digs will be at the Jackson Road Technology Park. Owner Kay Yourist says the new location offers 4,600 square feet of studio space, more than double the old location.

The last pots were fired there in mid-May, and Yourist invited its artists and members of the community to help with the move, scheduled for the end of the month.

The new studio will have space for resident artists and students to work, a larger glazing area, more table space, an indoor gas kiln, and CDC-recommended air exchange and state-of-the-art air cleaners. The gallery will sell a selection of handmade ceramics, including Yourist's own gorgeous, green-glazed tableware, Darcy Bowden's colorful, slab-built mugs, and Jeanine Center's necklaces of strung stoneware disks.

Yourist said the facility will have a soft opening on June 1 then kick off classes on June 5 with its Coffee and Clay hand-building class, taught by Nancy Bulkley.

This summer, Yourist will offer a new class in building large pots, using the studio's ceramics extruder equipment, taught by Diana Pancioli, an author who has written about the technique.

Yourist Studio Gallery, 6087 Jackson Rd., ste. 200 (Jackson Road Technology Park). (734) 662-4914. Starting June 1: Tues., Weds., Fri., & Sat. noon-6 p.m. Closed Sun., Mon., & Thurs.     (end of article)

[Originally published in June, 2021.]


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