Meet potter Larry Gabbard, in The Gallery at Rugby, 1-3 p.m. EDT/Noon-2 Central. FREE

Gabbard’s pottery is largely wheel thrown, but it’s his firing techniques that make him unique. He began his career in 1999 after moving to Kingston, TN. He enjoys the unexpected marks of texture and color made when clay, heat and smoke interact on the bisque clay he uses for fast firing. He has attended workshops of well-known potters throughout the southeast, studying and applying their techniques in his own way.

Learn more at this artist reception when he’ll explain some of the mysteries of his art!