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Welcome to Inside the Newsroom @ A2 Journal, a blog written by the newspaper's staff at A2 Journal, a new, weekly, community newspaper covering Ann Arbor. This blog is a place for members of the newspaper's staff to write their thoughts, observations, opinions and other informative pieces they put together while covering the rich history, interesting people, institutions and traditions that make Ann Arbor such a unique community.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March 24 - Lisa's Musings (on art) and Every Day Life

If you haven't been to the Clay Gallery on Ann Arbor's South Main Street, you're missing out on a very special place that's run by very cool artists.

Yes, it's a gallery, and yes, there are expensive pieces for sale there; but there are tons of affordable, handcrafted, functional clay pieces, too.

So don't let the word "gallery" scare you off.

Despite what I chose for photos, there are some really fun, beautifully crafted, one-of-a-kind pieces that don't need to be hung on a wall or placed behind glass with a do not touch sign.

And, that's not to say that the pieces shown here fall into that category, either.

These colorful, usable, durable pieces of art would make any meal or flower arrangement or cup of tea or coffee special.

There are tiles and tea cups, coffee mugs, plates, bowls and platters.

The Clay Gallery is a co-op run by the artists themselves, so that person behind the sales counter in the center of the space is one of the 20-plus artists who craft and sell their art at this gallery.

In fact, the group is celebrating its 25 anniversary this year.

Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

Oh, and tell them I sent you.

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