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On the last weekend in July, nine local potters will open their studios and kilns to the public for the 13th annual Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour & Sale.

Visitors will meet potters and guest artists from around the country in the unique tucked-away settings of eight different Hilltown pottery studios. This year they will feature educational demonstrations at each venue where you can learn about this ancient yet contemporary craft as you climb inside a massive wood kiln and hear how it is fired or watch a master potter turn a hunk of clay into a beautiful pot.

To tell us more we welcome potters Christy Knox and Sam Taylor.

Vessels for Change is a collaborative art project to support Berkshire Immigrant Center. In October, over 60 Berkshire area artists joined their creative forces to make 100 hand-painted ceramic mugs in support of the Berkshire Immigrant Center.

The project culminates in a celebration at Bright Ideas Brewing on the MASS MoCA campus in North Adams, Massachusetts on Wednesday, November 14 at 6 p.m. 

We are joined by Director Berkshire Immigrant Center Brooke Mead, ceramic artist/potter and Vessels for Change organizer Stephanie Boyd, and artist, and Vessels for Change volunteer Laura Christensen.

**Please note: in the audio the date is misidentified as 11/15.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

Today we learn about Berkshire Food Project’s Empty Bowl fundraising event which takes place this year on Friday, May 4 with seatings at 5:30 PM and 7 PM inside the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Executive Director of Berkshire Food Project Kim McMann, and owner of Jackie Sedlock Pottery Jackie Sedlock join us.