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  • Writer's pictureNikki Latham

Local Craftsman Makes And Donates Bowls For Local Fundraiser

Dorchester Arts is thankful to Colin Anderson, the Poundbury Potter, for providing them with over 50 handcrafted bowls for their upcoming What the Dickens! fundraiser on Friday 10th March at Dorchester Corn Exchange. The bowls are ideal for serving soup to the guests.

Jacky Thorne, Fundraising Manager said: "Our fundraising evening in March celebrates all things Dickensian, and as part of this ‘evening with a twist’ we want to serve our guests delicious soup! Colin, who is a great supporter of ours, offered to personally create all the bowls we needed, with the twist being that guests can make a donation and keep their bowls at the end of the evening – a unique way to raise funds for Dorchester Arts’ community work in the town." After retiring from the wine industry, Colin decided to take up pottery at the age of 90. He now sells and displays his artwork in many locations across the county, including at Sculpture by the Lakes in Dorchester. Colin crafts all his pieces in the garage of his Poundbury residence. There will be readings by Dorchester Art Patron Dame Harriet Walter and her husband Guy Paul as well as singing performances from the Encore Singers; the night will feature readings from Dickensian-themed performances, including a performance by extraordinary magician The Great Baldini, as part of An Evening With a Twist.

Full details on the Dorchester Arts website,

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