Monday, October 8, 2012

In Sanford, Halloween's arrival is marked by the emergence of hordes of Cole Pottery Jack-o-Lanterns. 

Hand-thrown by Neolia Cole, or her Grandson Kenneth George, or her sister Celia; an infinite variety of visages, each expressing some aspect of the makers' emotions at the moment of creation. 

Mischievous, goofy, placid, serene, wild, insane, rarely menacing, mostly happy, wide eyes, slanting eyes, triangles, circles and gaping snaggle-toothed grins, these creatures of whim.

Joy they bring; surprise, smiles and delight. And don't forget to read the message on the bottom. Chances are, it was written just for you. "Boo!" Have you met yours yet?!

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