The Sandhills Woman’s Exchange, located at 15 Azalea Road, Pinehurst, announces another experienced craftsman as their April/May ‘Artisan Spotlight.’
Betsy Younger’s pottery creations include bowls, plates, platters, vases, pitchers and mugs.
She explains “My works are designed to be used and enjoyed.” So they are delightful pieces as utilitarian as they are decorative.
Taking full-time residence in Aberdeen in 2013, Younger and her husband live on four acres on the town’s outskirts. She has established her studio there among her gardens.
She creates wheel-thrown, kiln-fired pottery of her own hand painted designs using underglaze. This particular technique allows the artist many surface options prior to glazing. It also creates a completely food safe piece which can be used in the oven, dishwasher and microwave.
Although Younger was interested in pottery during her years as an art major at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, it was renewed when her family gave her a gift. In 2008, the family gave her the opportunity to learn the craft at the renowned Beaumont Pottery in Phoenix, Maryland.
Betsy Younger has excelled in her pottery, making them true works of art in the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange. Her work is highlighted at the forefront of the cabin gift shop during the month of April and until the cabin closes on Saturday, May 18, for the summer.
The cabin is currently open Tuesdays through Saturdays for this spring season from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Volunteers are always welcome to help serve as a waitresses, gift shop cashier or kitchen sous chef helpers. Interested volunteers and To-Go orders may be made by calling 910-295-4677.
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