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Muncy artists to showcase talent at Rose Valley Lake this weekend

By Staff | Oct 7, 2014

Stoneware pottery made from leaves by Muncy artist, Linda Campell, will be featured this weekend at the 1st annual ‘Fall Into the Arts Lake Fest’ at Rose Valley Lake.

Celebrate art this weekend with some Muncy artists at the first annual ‘Fall Into the Arts Lake Fest’ at Rose Valley Lake. Linda Campbell and Mark Robbins will be featuring their one of a kind pieces of art work just for this show.

The event will be held 10 to 4 on Saturday and 11 to 4 on Sunday, rain or shine.

Campbell has been creating ceramic pottery hand built from stoneware, and she will include her specialty of custom ceramic platters made from actual leaves. Her pieces are functional, unique and decorative.

Campbell said she began her creative journey in 2004 after working twenty eight years for the Lycoming County Prison. “I decided to return to working with clay, something I had enjoyed previously,” she said. Williamsport Area Community College, now Penn College, offered art enrichment classes taught by a local potter, Max Ameigh back in the early 70’s. “And, during the summer of 2006 I enrolled in a summer class, again taught by Mr. Ameigh. While learning the basics and techniques that summer, I made my commitment to creating functional and artistic works of art. I found it to be relaxing and very enjoyable,” she said.

Campbell’s pottery is created by slab. “I roll out a slab of clay, adding texture and shaping it into a functional and artistic piece of pottery that can be used in everyday living.” Combining glazes and incorporating the various textures found in nature such as leaves, bark, sea shells, flowers or herbs, they are then bisque fired and glazed for a final firing.

Rose Valley Lake will host first annual art show Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 & 11.

Her inventory includes leaf platters, pie plates, utensil crocks, wall pockets, serving dishes and a wide assortment of mini dishes.

Based in Moreland Township, Mark Robbins will also be joining about 20 other patron artists at the festival showcasing his one of a kind wood-turned vessels, bowls, kitchen accessories, clocks and so much more. Robbins has a studio at his homestead and many of his wood sculptures will be featured in the upcoming 8th annual artists’ exhibition with the Muncy Historical Society November 7 and 8 to be held at the Pennsdale Civic Center.