MAC Education Committee Member, Diana Poulin instructs members of the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired on the techniques of pottery making. Seated (l to r): Harriet Hall, John Hall, Neil Young, Jim McIntyre, Kitty McIntyre, (standing) MAC Education Committee member, Bonnie Nash, Paula Fitzgerald, Alain V.

MAC Center collaboration helps blind and visually impaired create pottery

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts recently worked with Harriet Hall from the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to conduct a pottery class for thirteen of its members. 

Even though some of the members are completely blind and many have diminished sight unable to actually see their work, the participants enjoyed using their hands and working with the clay. 

Each member made two pieces, a pinch pot and a coiled pot.

Once glazed and fired, the artwork will be returned to the participants.  

Diana Poulin, the owner of Muddy Waters Studio in Newport, organized the event, donated all the supplies, and conducted the class.

Poulin’s pottery is on display at the MAC Center gallery as well.

MAC Education Committee Member, Diana Poulin instructs members of the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired on the techniques of pottery making.  Seated (l to r): Harriet Hall, John Hall, Neil Young, Jim McIntyre, Kitty McIntyre,  (standing) MAC Education Committee member, Bonnie Nash, Paula Fitzgerald, Alain V.
MAC Education Committee Member, Diana Poulin instructs members of the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired on the techniques of pottery making. Seated (l to r): Harriet Hall, John Hall, Neil Young, Jim McIntyre, Kitty McIntyre, (standing) MAC Education Committee member, Bonnie Nash, Paula Fitzgerald, Alain V.
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