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Truro art show to display talents of painting and pottery students

Painting and pottery students will be displaying some of their work at the Marigold Cultural Centre in December. Three of the people taking part are, from left, Chantal Paupin, Jane Maddin and Catherine MacLean.
Painting and pottery students will be displaying some of their work at the Marigold Cultural Centre in December. Three of the people taking part are, from left, Chantal Paupin, Jane Maddin and Catherine MacLean. - Lynn Curwin
TRURO, N.S. —

Jane Maddin enjoys pottery so much she’s now taking her 17th course, and some of her creations will soon be on display.
Time Well Spent is a show that includes the work of painting and pottery students.
“It’s my first gallery show, and I’m very excited about that,” said Maddin, who lives in Salmon River. “
“I started doing pottery seven or eight years ago and I really enjoy the camaraderie and making the stuff. I have a house full of things and I’ve given a lot as gifts.”
She had recently moved back to the area and was looking for an activity the members of her newcomers’ club could do together, when she heard about Danielle Sawada’s classes at Thrown Together Pottery.
“She offered to hold a class for us and I liked it so much, I kept coming,” she said. “Sometimes when I come in, it’s like my hands haven’t done this before and things all seem to go wrong. Other days, it all goes perfectly.”
Maddin also quilts, knits, crochets and paints.
Chantal Paupin, of Folly Mountain, got involved in pottery because her mother was taking lessons and they wanted an activity they could do together.
“I started around 2012 and I’ve made a lot of gifts since then,” she said. “I really like creating patterns.
“I plan to continue doing this as a hobby and might get my own wheel some day.”
She’s had her work at a couple of markets, but Time Well Spent will be her first show.
Catherine MacLean travels from Little Harbour, Pictou County, to take classes. 
“I always loved the look of pottery,” she said. “I’ve tried different things over the years and many were easy. I like this because there’s such a learning curve.”
Although she’s had hooked rugs in shows, this is the first time her pottery will be on public display.
“We have a lot of fun making these things,” added Maddin. “Someone asked if I was going to get a wheel at home, but it’s too much fun coming here.”
Those with pieces in the show are students of Danielle Sawada, Christene Sandeson and Lyndia Wellwood. Their work will be on display at the Marigold Cultural Centre Dec. 3-20. An opening reception will take place Dec. 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
 

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