Now some of Adamah's artists and other fans are stepping forward to help, with a fundraiser planned for
Works by key local ceramics artists will be offered in a silent auction, and there will be music by the
The event falls on the sixth anniversary of the death of Adamah founder
The storm collapsed a quarter of the summer studio, said Don's widow and Adamah consultant
"It hasn't been decided yet whether it's better to take the whole building down and rebuild, or to somehow shore up the foundation and fix the exterior wall and the roof," said Hunt, who said that cost estimates for either option have not been determined yet.
The roofs of the campus's year-round studio and kiln house also were damaged, but those buildings are insured, she said.
"We had a whole grove of trees that were in back of the kiln house, and that grove of trees is basically wiped out," she said. "It was more devastating than what we would have liked, but on the other hand nobody was hurt and you have to count your blessings."
Wednesday's fundraiser doesn't have a dollar goal, but any contribution would be helpful, Hunt said. The benefit "was initiated by the artists," not by
Its purpose is to "let people know this happened," she said. "And it's about the community of artists who've come together to make (this benefit) happen, because that's what Don was all about -- building community and helping each other and working together for a common goal."
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