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In observance of Memorial Day, the Library will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024.

Time to Spout Off - Teapots from Around the World -- Pottery Wheel Demonstration

This fun, educational workshop for adults 18+ is a celebration of the similarities and differences experienced with many cultures by way of a pot of tea.

The history of teapots will take place on the potter's wheel. Potter Rick Hamelin will introduce us to teapots from the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas.  Brown Betty teapots, ring teapots, teapots filled from the bottom, and a surprise animal teapot will all be made on Rick's wheel.

We'll be passing from person to person a freshly made pot from the potter's wheel and the chance to feel a dry and wet pot as it rotates on the wheel. 

Each person also will make his/her own pinch pot (cup made from a ball of clay by pinching the clay with the thumb and finger) and the unfired piece will go home with you!

Space is limited so registration is required. Call 508/946-2470 or email Reference/Adult Services Librarian Libby Fox at

Thank you to the Middleborough Cultural Council and the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library for sponsoring this event.

Event Location: 
Large Meeting Room