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33rd annual Holiday Open House in East Otto this weekend

East Otto Country Associates will celebrate their 33rd annual Holiday Open House this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3. Member businesses Brookside Studio Watercolors and Hog-Shed Studio Pottery are joining together to make this a special event.

During the past couple of years, Brookside Studio Watercolors artist Robin Zefers Clark has returned to her roots and added oil paintings to the selection of artwork gracing her gallery walls. Visitors will enjoy viewing the local scenes portrayed in these paintings, many of which are available as limited edition prints, reproductions and note cards.

Robin has been on a quest to see how far she can push her available art materials. Through the use of colored pencils, she has been able to create stunning hyper-realistic portraits of animals. 

Do you have a photo of a special animal or person? Ask Robin how you can turn that image into a lasting family heirloom. To learn more about Brookside Studio Watercolors, visit www.brooksidestudio.com or www.eastotto.com.

Just down the road, Elliott and Michael Hutten of Hog-Shed Studio Pottery have been producing handmade stoneware pottery for the last 37 years. At Hog-Shed Studio Pottery, you can find the perfect gift for Christmas or any other occasion.

Choose from handmade bowls, mugs, casseroles, vases, sculptures, paintings in clay and many other creations. As in years past, Elliott has made a new “litter” of piggy banks just for the Holiday Open House. Elliott will also offer candlesticks and specially made 2019 Holiday Ornaments to grace your Christmas tree or home décor.

Also available at Hog-Shed Studio Pottery is a selection of Wood Fired Pottery.

“I think that the Wood Fired Pottery adds an exciting new dimension to our work,” Elliott said. “The effects of wood firing on the surfaces of our pottery are unpredictable and unique to each piece. Wood-fired pottery has a wonderful, earthy character that can’t be achieved in any other way.” 

Go to www.myhogshedstudiopottery.com for more information.

The East Otto Country Holiday Open House will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a map and directions, visit www.eastotto.com or call (716) 257-9549.

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