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Friday, June 15, 2012

Plainfield potter opens show at Metuchen's Marafiki

Potter and Plainfield resident Larry Quirk
at the wheel.
Plainfield potter and Van Wyck Brooks Historic District resident and activist Larry Quirk has a show of his pottery opening Saturday at Marafiki Fair Trade in Metuchen with an artist's reception from 6 - 8 PM.

Larry, an indefatigable presence in all things VWB, from house tours to the annual 12th Night Progressive Dinner, also maintains a regular email blast to update residents on everything from stray pets to suspicious characters to ... his pottery.

After thirty-one years as a trial attorney, Larry started exploring a second career at the potter's wheel which has since become, as he says, 'an addiction', to which he has fully dedicated himself.

Recently, Larry has focused on making tea pots, which intrigue the artist as the form is both confining (tea pots must have handles, lids and spouts) and liberating in the variety of shapes, textures and themes allowing the artist free rein.

Larry's show is part of Marafiki Free Trade shop's ongoing American Artists series. While Larry's creations will be on display and available for sale, you may also browse the shop's offerings of fair trade items that help fight poverty and climate change and promote economic justice worldwide.

Marafiki Fair Trade is located at 20 New Street, Metuchen, just off Main Street near the train station. Phone: (732) 902-6300.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Pat Turner Kavanaugh said...

Dan: one of the women who own that shop is or was a reference librarian at the PPL.c