2022 Indian River Clay Spring Fling pottery sale

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The 2022 SPRING FLING POTTERY SHOW & SALE at Indian River Clay is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26. The studio is at 1239 16th St., Vero Beach.

The public is invited to tour the studio and meet the artists; browse the member pop-up exhibit and buy a one-of-a-kind gift; also purchase a ticket for a chance to win a beautiful piece of handcrafted pottery. Light refreshments will be available. Proceeds support the Indian River Clay Capital Campaign. Indian River Clay is a non-profit ceramic arts organization providing a well-equipped, inclusive and accessible clay studio.

Indian River Clay charter members Maria Sparsis, left, and Susan Scarola sign mortgage papers to buy the studio at 1239 16th St., Vero Beach.

In December 2021, Indian River Clay’s 5-year plan to find a permanent home was completed in 3 years with the purchase of the building at 1239 16th Street. Board members, with help from all its members, many of its students, teachers, staff and the community’s generous support, secured a mortage on the building.

“We are so very grateful to everyone who has been a part of this adventure,” said Maria Sparsis, Indian River Clay founder, board chair and instructor. “And I would truly be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge Susan Scarola individually. She has spent countless hours over the last few months ‘fighting the system’ and keeping us on track for today’s closing. Thank you Susan!”

“We share our passion for clay because we believe that creativity is a critical force for good. Together we enhance the craft and inspire appreciation of this art for our members, students, and our greater community,” said Sparsis. Indian River Clay is a studio of full- and part-time members founded in 2018 in a facility on south U.S. 1 in Vero Beach. It moved to its current location in March 2020.

“We foster a community that inspires curiosity and discovery around the art and craft of clay, drawing together students, artists, and an engaged public,” the organization’s website states. “Every day in our studio we strive to deepen the connection between people and clay with the highest quality programs because we believe that shared creativity, so fundamental to humanity, is a critical force for good.”

For more information, call (772) 202-8598; online at indianriverclay.com; by email at indianriverclay@gmail.com, or stop by the studio at 1239 16th St., Vero Beach. Indian River Clay is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. Website: www.indianriverclay.org Email: indianriverclay@gmail.com or info@indianriverclay.org Phone: 772-202-8598 Address: 1239 16th St., Vero Beach

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