Greetings, everyone! My name is Jennifer Downs, and I am one of the interns here at the North Central Louisiana Arts Council. It was such a pleasure to work with volunteers and fellow interns Rod Waynick and Caitlin Angel on ARToberfest last Friday, and now I am excited for NCLAC’s next major event, the highly anticipated 15th Annual Holiday Arts Tour! Over the next few weeks, I will introduce you to some of the talented local artists who will be participating in the event.
Today I want to introduce to nationally known clay artists, Kent and Libby Follette. This husband and wife team runs a pottery studio and gallery located in the wooded hills of north Louisiana, between Ruston and Dubach. You can visit their website here for more information. In edition to showcasing their own clay pieces, their gallery features works from dozens of other regional artists, including crafts and paintings.
Kent and Libby have been creating beautiful pieces of pottery for years, ranging from decorative objects to kitchenware. Their pottery is meant to used! Their pots, plates, and mugs are food safe and can be used in the oven, microwave, or even the dishwasher. The Follette’s goal is to create pieces that naturally withstand the test of time, while also serving a purpose within the home.
The Follette’s tour hour will be 10 – 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and then 12 – 5pm on Sunday. They will also be participating in Sprout Sunday on Nov 18. If you head out to Follette Pottery between 12 – 4pm, Kent and Libby will show your little one how to make turtles out of clay!
Come join us November 15-18 as we celebrate tradition and our talented regional artists! You can show your support by “liking” our Holiday Arts Tour facebook page here, and be sure to RSVP the event. Stay tuned in the coming weeks, as we introduce more artists!