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Randy Johnston and Jan McKeachie Johnston live and work together as a couple and as lifelong ceramic artists at their town of Martell pottery studio. McKeachie Johnston finds constant inspiration from the gardens on their property. The couple are featured in this weekend’s annual fall pottery tour. (River Falls Journal photo by Phil Pfuehler)

Potters’ wheel of fortune: See artists up close

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Summer’s over, winter looms. What’s an interesting way to spend part of your early fall weekend close to home?

Organizers of the 10th annual Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour have an idea.


“It’s a unique time of year,” says potter Jan McKeachie Johnston. “People are getting in a festive mood, it’s cooler, the leaves are changing. Our tour offers a relaxing, family outing. It’s also an opportunity to begin a little Christmas shopping.”

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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