Local pottery show exhibits homemade holiday gifts (with photos)

By Alicia Nieves
By Erika Mahoney

December 1, 2013 Updated Dec 2, 2013 at 12:58 AM EST

Montrose, PA (WBNG Binghamton) Local artists gathered in Montrose to host an art and pottery sale for holiday shoppers, hoping more people will buy locally made products this year.

"People love pottery, they love the uniqueness of every individual piece," said Danielle Vicks, a local potter.

Vicks said every purchase helps support the local artists who work hard to create with heart.

"We have about 20 vendors set up here and it's a great support system. It's a bunch of people getting together and displaying their work for sale from local artists trying to make a living at it," she said.

Organizers and vendors, like Vicks, said these potential Christmas presents are more bang for your buck.

Some of the proceeds from the event will also support the Susquehanna County Library and Historical Society.

"We have great people who are talented locally and it's just important," librarian Sue Stone said.

Nearly 500 people showed up to the sale at the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Montrose, which ran for three days. The next sale will take place in April 2014.

Vicks owns her own studio at 781 Chenango St. in Binghamton.

She will be having a holiday open house sale on Friday, Dec. 6 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will continue every Saturday until Christmas.