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Maine potters throw open studio doors to offer sampling of their wares

This article appeared in the Kennebec JournalBy Betty Adams Here is an excerpt: Would local foods taste and look better if they were served on plates and bowls crafted of local clay? Find out by sampling some of Malley Weber’s earthenware and ceramics created from clay she digs from the alluvial plain of the Androscoggin River and brings to her Hallowell studio. In Farmingdale, Neal Loken decorates each of his ceramic bowls and vases and lamp bases and mugs with a silver maple leaf taken from a tall tree in his backyard. Wife Barb Loken creates whimsical pieces of art and pottery, including the “Drink Smart,” pig-handled Albert Swine Stein.