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Potter prepares for annual open house

Bobbie Black of Denver prepares for her seventh annual pottery sale this Saturday. She will sell everything from bowls and plates to jewelry. There will also be food available. Amy Wadsworth / LTN Photo

DENVER — Bobbie Black’s hands mold the clay as it spins on the wheel.
Before long, the clay begins to take shape — yielding a unique bowl.
Black has been keeping busy for the last few weeks as she prepares for her upcoming pottery sale.
The seventh annual spring sale will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at her home in Denver.
Black said she expects to have 600 or more pieces to sell.
“People love pottery,” she said. “Lincoln County is a big pottery county.”
At last year’s event, Black said roughly 300 people came out.
She also has a fall sale which happens the first Saturday in November.
Black’s most recent addition to her pottery making is a gas kiln. She is hoping to phase out from using the electric kiln since the gas kiln is much more popular.
“The pottery from a gas kiln has a very different look,” she said.
In her collection, the most popular items that people buy are the deviled egg dishes, pie plates and the double relish bowl.
She also has oil lamps and matching sets of dishes.
Eventually, Black said she would like to have a pottery center.
“It is a great drawing card for Lincoln County,” she said. “We just need a building.”
Black also does a bridal registry where brides can pick out what type of dinner sets they would like.
Also for sale on Saturday will be jewelry made from pottery with beads for decoration.
Black’s daughter, Shawn Cooper, specializes in the jewelry making.
“She makes them really elaborate with the beads,” she said.
Cooper will also have samples of her famous dip, “Tastefully Design Dip Mix,” which will also be for sale.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Black said. “It is real family event.”
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Want to go?
Where: 8890 Graham Point Lane, Denver
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information and directions, call 704-483-3246by Amy Wadsworth

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