The talent of valley residents is not just in music and writing, it's also in clay. The Boulder Mountain Clayworks Art Auction on Wednesday, Aug. 11, will include clay works donated by valley residents Rep. Wendy Jaquet, thespian Claudia McCain, librarian Colleen Daly and artists David Divillier, Elmer and Diane Taylor, and Gordon Webster.
The auction will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Boulder Mountain Clay and Art Gallery, along state Highway 75 in Ketchum, directly across from the Knob Hill Inn.
Boulder Mountain Clayworks studio potters have created special platters and sculptures that will also be auctioned off. Susan Ward has donated a punch bowl set, Lauren Street has donated a large serving bowl and Mary Ann Chubb has donated a textured torso wall piece.
"I've been working in the Boulder Mountain Clayworks Studio for 14 years, and I cannot stay away," Chubb said. "Working with clay is a bit like working in the garden—you get a little messy but it's time well spent."
At the event, clay demonstrations will happen on the hour and guests can bid on the finished pieces and select their own glazes. At 5:30 p.m., a taco truck will pull up. The evening will include mojitos and music.
Tickets cost $50. They can be purchased at the door or can be reserved by calling 726-4484.
"The creativity is infectious and I meet new people all the time that are exploring the medium of clay," Chubb said. "Working in clay isn't just a passing fancy, it's a lifetime exploration and passion. I feel blessed to have such a fine, well-equipped studio to work in."
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