Potter Jody Johnstone will be holding her Holiday Kiln Opening show and sale Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at her studio at 135 Webster Road.

Johnstone apprenticed in Bizen, Japan, to National Living Treasure Jun Isezaki in 1994 and ’95. She completed the construction and design of her 24-foot-long anagama tunnel kiln in 1997. The kiln is fired twice a year, and each eight-day firing requires a crew of four potters and more than six cords of wood. Most of the pots are unglazed and the unique and earthy surfaces are a result each piece’s specific location in the kiln and the flame and ash interacting with the clay over the long firing.

On display will be a large selection of functional work including tableware ranging from bowls, cups and plates; to pitchers and teapots and a wide selection of flower vases and garden jars. There will be kiln tours and refreshments. For directions or more information, visit jodyjohnstonepottery.com or call 338-5314.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.