Holiday Gift Show
Saturday, November 9, 2013
9 am - 5 pm
Members and public welcome. Free admission to show. Members receive a ten percent discount when presenting their membership cards.
Holiday Gift Show features unique items for the home, beautiful jewelry and accessories, thoughtful gifts for gardeners and much more.
Featured Artist: Flynn Sochon
Flynn Sochon has been creating pottery since 1966 and in 1972 he founded Flatlands Pottery, in Beecher, Illinois. The pottery moved several times before settling in its current location in Twin Lake, Michigan.
All of Sochon’s one-of-a-kind work is created from porcelain and select hardwoods, and designed from a unique combination of hand-built and wheel-thrown methods. In addition to pottery pieces, he designs and builds tables that incorporate his ceramic tiles. All of the creative work is done by Sochon himself, with occasional help from his wife who is also a potter. Sochon has no other assistants. He uses no commercially prepared clay or glazes and all the formulas that he uses are his own creation. His glaze technique is multi-layered, once-fired glazes. Recently he has been designing wooden lids for his covered vessels.
Sochon’s work has appeared on HGTV’s Carol Duvall Show and DIY network, and is represented in 140 shops and galleries throughout the U.S. His works appear in public and private collections in China, Japan, Germany, Israel, France, Mexico, Canada and throughout the United States. He has shown his work locally in major exhibitions at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the Muskegon Museum of Art, among others.