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Holiday pottery classes a big hit in Perrysburg

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Kristin Perkins, of Oregon, left, jokes with Terri McCullough, of Perrysburg, center, while pottery assistant Nadia Packard, right, takes a look at her clay gingerbread-style house Thursday morning during the Holiday Pottery class at the 577 Foundation in Perrysburg.

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A Holiday Pottery class at the 577 Foundation in Perrysburg constructed its own inedible version of a gingerbread house Thursday morning.

Ten women attended a course, which included the creation of clay gingerbread-style houses. The program is one of more than 25 pottery classes, ranging from a single day, like the Holiday Pottery event, to programs lasting six weeks. 

Pottery instructor Julie Beutler has been leading classes with the foundation for 15 years. She says the holiday classes are usually popular.

"It's clay," Beutler said, "how can you not be happy to get dirty?"

The cost of the Holiday Pottery class was $35, though classes range from $13 to $80 and vary in skill level.

For more information, visit the 577 Foundation Web site at www.577foundation.org/.

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