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B'ville: St. John Pottery and Fine Crafts to close

After almost 14 years in Baldwinsville, Millie St. John, owner and artist in residence, announced she will close St. John Pottery and Fine Crafts.

The pottery studio has presented many classes in pottery for children and adults over the years, and will be missed by students and clients that have enjoyed the opportunity to gather, learn and socialize at this village landmark. The gallery has exhibited the art of many Central New York artists including the works of Dan Bacich, Adrianna Meiss, Chuck Laman and many others. The gallery has also been the principal showplace for Millie St. John's pottery and paintings.

"It was great to be part of a little downtown -- it has the river, the views, the little shops, it just didn't have the customers. I will miss the community," St. John said.

St. John will begin a new phase in her career when she begins teaching at Clayscapes Pottery located in the Rockwest building on West Fayette Street in Syracuse. She is excited to be starting on a new avenue of artistic growth and hopes to enjoy being a part of the West Side Arts Initiative.

St. John thanks those who have supported her venture in the village of Baldwinsville and invites everyone to visit her at the moving sale held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Jan. 16 at the Baldwinsville gallery, 24 E. Genesee St. in Baldwinsville. Patrons can also visit her at Clayscapes in Syracuse where she will be making and selling her pottery. Call 424-6868.

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