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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Big Ware potter

SCENERY HILL, Pa. – Artist Phil Schaltenbrand does some kooky things with clay, including this jug art sculpture in progress of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

The retired California University of Pennsylvania professor is celebrating his 35th year in business as owner of Westerwald Pottery, a North Bethlehem Township, Pa., studio reproducing pottery hand-thrown in the early-American gray stoneware style once heavily manufactured along the Monongahela River in southwestern Pennsylvania.

You can find out more about Phil in Sunday's edition of the Observer-Reporter newspaper in Washington, Pa.

Until then, consider attending his book signing from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bradley's Book Outlet at 1368 Mall Run Road, Uniontown, Pa. He will be there promoting his third book, "Big Ware Turners."

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