Now in its 29th year, East Otto Country Associates will be hosting their annual Holiday Open House on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   This special event is a great opportunity for the public to meet the artists who produce original handmade pottery and paintings in the lovely rolling hills of northern Cattaraugus County and to select a locally made holiday gift for someone special.

It’s a busy time of the year at Hog Shed Studio Pottery, 8420 Otto-Maples Rd. (County Rd. #13), where Elliott Hutten has been hard at work at the potter’s wheel while her husband, Michael, oversees the loading and firing of their gas kiln in preparation for this event.  The Hutten’s studio showroom will be filled with a great selection of functional stoneware pottery – all in the beautiful earthy glazes for which Hog Shed Studio has become known.  Choose from mugs, bowls, casseroles, vases and more, along with featured whimsical piggy banks and 2015 Holiday Ornaments.  Contact Hog Shed Studio Pottery at (716) 257-9549 or visit www.hogshedstudiopottery.com.

Just down the road at Brookside Studio, 8363 Otto-Maples Rd., talented artist Robin Zefers Clark will display her own original watercolor paintings, limited edition prints, reproductions and note cards.  Robin’s favorite subjects include rural farms and landscapes, interesting faces and portraits, as well as wildlife.  Her work reflects her love of story telling and she can transform an old photograph into a wonderful painting which can become a treasured family heirloom.  Consider commissioning Robin to paint a special holiday gift just for you!  Call Brookside Studio at (716) 257-9790 or visit www.brooksidestudio.com.

Don’t miss this chance to see wonderful handmade artwork and to begin your holiday shopping!  For further information and directional map, contact www.eastotto.com or call (716) 257-9549.