Customers from around the Foothills poured into the semi-annual ceramics sale at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge on Friday and Saturday to browse through ceramic trays, vases, bowls, mugs and plates that had been created by more than two-dozen artists.
Some ceramists made unexpected items. Christine Rose made large sculptural pieces that took on the form of French tulip blossoms, while Remy Jaffe fashioned spherical and cone-shaped maracas out of clay.
Some artists also made brooches, necklaces and candleholders, while others focused on fall home décor such as glazed jack-o-lanterns and witch’s heads.
Charlene Nomura, who has been working with ceramics for 35 years, showed her collection of hand-etched ceramic nightlights.
“I know one of the potters showing and I love student shows. I can always get beautiful things for not that much money. Everything is unique, and no one will have the same piece, everything is one-of-a-kind,” said Altadena resident Jane Warner.