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Take a drive along the Asparagus Valley Pottery trail

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From table ware to garden sculptures there is a variety of pottery items on display during the Asparagus Valley Pottery Tour. 

Francine Ozereko and her husband Frank, have been busy preparing for the pottery trail. The event is a free self guided tour with studios scattered across the Asparagus Valley. 

Francine's porcelain works shine on the shelves of their brightly lit studio, her pieces are next to her husbands. The two met while majoring in ceramics at Mass College of Arts. 

Francine has been a part of the pottery trail since it started in 2005. 

"It feels good that we are getting to be a destination," says Francine Ozereko. 

The Ozerekos make a variety of items, like dishes, bowls, and cups. Looking around at her work, Francine favors a white and black color scheme featuring animals. 

"I like birds, I like the way they fill the space with interesting shapes, all the points," says Francine. 

"The birds reflect her personality, which is hard working and industrious. They are fun loving birds," jokes her husband Frank.

His work has an element of whimsy, with cups and tea pots that have distinct personalities. 

"I got fascinated by making animal ones," says Frank. "There's a robot, a cat and this under the sea one."

Along the trail visitors can bring a pottery passport, with each stop having a stamp. Those who get stamps at seven of the nine studios will be entered into a raffle for pottery featured on the tour. 

This year there will be 9 potters and 13 guest potters. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this weekend. For more information visit the Asparagus Valley Potter Tour's website here

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