By: MENG REN
A variety of pottery is on display at the annual Access Art holiday benefit sale.
The sale was held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, and will be held at the same time Sunday, Dec. 19, at Access Arts, at 1724 McAlester St.
Access Arts is a non-profit education program that offers professional artists or teachers a learning environment, according to an Access Arts event flier.
Local artists, Access Art instructors and students made the pottery at the sale, said Christopher Sharp, executive director of Access Arts School of Service
The holiday sale started at late 1980s, Sharp said. About 5,000 residents participate annually in the yearly fundraiser for the Access Arts School of Service, Sharp said. The sale provides 350 scholarships for the school, and 100 percent of the sales go directly to the program.
The price of the pottery ranges $1 to about $600, Sharp said.
There are more than 2,000 people already enrolled in the program, ranging in age from 6 to 70, said Dennis Wright, a pottery student as well as a retired neuroscience professor at MU.
Wright said he has been studying pottery for five years.
“The biggest thing I learned is how to tell good work from bad work,” he said.