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  • Cyclops returns for fourth year

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    The festival named after a primordial one-eyed giant returns this year promising even better handmade crafts, tastier food and more fun.

  • A doctor of strings and theory

    Ray Lewkowicz has been the go-to repairman for string players in and around the village. As a mathemetician and a musician himself, he opened his business, The Violin Doctor, out of a desire to learn the science and art of instrument making. (Photo by lauren Heaton)

    As a professor of mathematics and the son of a consummate craftsman, local resident Ray Lewkowicz had the temperament, breeding and just the right amount of curiosity to become an instrument maker.

  • Local wood-fired work to open at the Winds

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    Locally made and wood fired plateware adorns the walls at the Winds Cafe through December.

  • Yellow Springs Pottery anniversary— 40 years of spinning wheels

    In February, Yellow Springs Pottery, a local artists’ cooperative, achieved a milestone of 40 years in business. A celebration party for its 10 members and their spouses was held at the Glen House Inn, featuring an afternoon swim, sushi by the pool, a tour of Glenn Owen’s art studio and a catered dinner, followed by a trivia contest. Yellow Springs Pottery members are, from back left, Evelyn LaMers, Kim Kramer, Jane Hockensmith-Reich, Eliza Bush, Janet Murie; front row, Jerry Davis, Justin Teilhet, David Hergesheimer and Marcia Cochran. Not pictured is Michele Dutcher. A pottery-making demonstration on Sunday, Sept. 22, and sale will conclude the anniversary celebration. (Submitted Photo)

    While it’s true that when it opened in 1973, Yellow Springs Pottery may have sold a few more fad items, the overall popularity of the co-op’s handcrafted ceramic tableware has endured.

  • Yellow Springs Pottery celebrates 40 years with live demos

    In February, Yellow Springs Pottery, a local artists’ cooperative, achieved a milestone of 40 years in business. A celebration party for its 10 members and their spouses was held at the Glen House Inn, featuring an afternoon swim, sushi by the pool, a tour of Glenn Owen’s art studio and a catered dinner, followed by a trivia contest. Yellow Springs Pottery members are, from back left, Evelyn LaMers, Kim Kramer, Jane Hockensmith-Reich, Eliza Bush, Janet Murie; front row, Jerry Davis, Justin Teilhet, David Hergesheimer and Marcia Cochran. Not pictured is Michele Dutcher. A pottery-making demonstration on Sunday, Sept. 22, and sale will conclude the anniversary celebration. (Submitted photo)

    Local artist co-op store Yellow Springs Pottery celebrates its 40th year of business with a pottery sale and live pottery demonstrations on Sunday, Sept. 22., at the store.

  • Teens gather to make art with henna

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    A workshop on natural henna art for ages 12-18 will be held today, Monday, June 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Boxing day, every day

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    For an arts village that prides itself on thinking outside the box, a recent newcomer is living the dream thinking entirely within the box. The packaging box, that is.

  • Hungarian master potters visit village

    Hungarian master potters Ference and Veri Bognar, shown above, will present a series of events this week at John Bryan Community Pottery. Shown above with the Bognars are YBCP Manager Allison Paul, center right, and Beth Holyoke.

    Hungarian master potters Vera and Ferenc Bognar will be in Yellow Springs this week for special events at John Bryan Community Pottery.

  • Handmade festival ‘Cyclops’ returns

    Kids showcase their handmade puppets at last year's Cyclops Fest, a festival celebrating hand-crafted wares. (Submitted photo)

    Cyclops Fest, a celebration of handmade goods, returns to Yellow Springs this Saturday, Sept. 15, with over 80 vendors, live music and craft demos.

  • Community focus of new Pot Shop leader

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    When Allison Paul created a mosaic with schoolchildren for her final project as a fine arts major at Earlham College, she experienced firsthand the value of community-based art projects.

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