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Annual Pottery Show and Sale

Bennett Pottery News Release

Bennett Pottery will present its Annual Show and Sale on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kala`e Studio. The show will feature high-fired utilitarian stoneware and porcelain ware — items made for home and garden use. The objects are durable for daily use, and are safe for use in the oven, dishwasher and microwave. You are invited to come and see a wide array of unique, quality ceramics found nowhere else in Hawaii, right here on Molokai.

Dan Bennett has been creating unique hand crafted work on Molokai since 1974. He is a past mathematics teacher at Molokai High School and University of Hawaii, Maui College (UHMC) Molokai, and currently teaches ceramics at the Molokai Arts Center for adults, and classes for credit through UHMC. He is also a founding member and board member at the Molokai Arts Center.

This year’s show and sale will highlight work in porcelain and dinosaur sculpture. Porcelain is known for its white clay body that reveals true glaze colors on refined forms. Bennett feels it is important to simplify form and function in these pieces to emphasize the beauty of the glaze colors. The dinosaur banks were created in an exploration of once dominant prehistoric life forms: the knowledge of their behaviors, articulation, and appearance is still evolving. Bennett is attracted to the unknowns of the actual look of the animals, which allows for a certain freedom of expression in color and composition. They are made into banks to enhance the appeal to both children and adults.

The public is invited to attend the show the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Private showings are available upon request, either before or after. For further information or directions, please call 567-6585.


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