Gallery to host student pottery show May 1 – 28

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery and art class center will host a special exhibition and sale of student pottery beginning May 1 and running through May 28. The show will include works by students of gallery instructors Jane Truesdale and Jamie Futera. Pottery for sale will be both hand-built pieces from slab and others thrown on the pottery wheel.

Participating pottery students include Rose Beyer, Judith Ascione, Audrey McBride, Donn McCrary, Cynthia Porter, Betsy Russell and Brenda Middleton, all from Jane Truesdale’s classes. Potters from Jamie Futera’s classes are: Kathleen and Terrence Davis, Jean Donald, Diane Castrodale, Kathie

Wolk, Sandy Bishop, Debbie Medwik. Connie P, Maureen Mallam, Louise Gerber, Claudia Dowd, Katherine Mohr, Lynn Johnson, Marlene R., Betty Ann Wilmott, Michele A., Rosalee Rockerfeller, Sue King and Karen West.

Gallery owner Ginny Lassiter said, “Our pottery classes have been very successful. Students learn so much from Jane and Jamie; and they have so much fun doing it.” She invites the public to enjoy the exhibition and perhaps see some of the potters at work.

Since opening in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has been an active supporter of performing, literary and visual arts in the area. The 10,000 square-foot gallery features work by over 200 North and South Carolina artists. Its on-site pottery studio has two kilns and three wheels for use by students. Ongoing oil, pastel and watercolor classes are also provided, in addition to workshops by nationally known artists. The gallery’s complimentary Coffee With the Authors programs feature presentations by local and regional authors. A Paint & Party series provides a fun after-work experience for those with no previous art background. The gallery’s framing department offers full-service, on-site custom frame design for artwork, family heirlooms and other memorabilia.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive (Hwy. 179) in the historic fishing village of Calabash, N.C. just north of the S.C. state line. Winter hours (January through March) are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information about the exhibition, art classes, on-site framing or any other gallery events, call 910-575-5999 or visit the website: The gallery’s Facebook page ( also lists special events, new artists and other happenings.