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Civilizations to Feature Handcrafted Ceramics, Mosaic Crosses, Original Photography at Festival of the Arts

Posted by Paul Roetzer on Fri, Jul 10, 2009 @ 11:05 AM
 CLEVELAND — July 10, 2009 — Cheryl Roetzer, Civilizations’ founder, will join 200 fine artists at St. John West Shore Hospital’s Festival of the Arts, one of Cleveland's premier fine arts events, July 10 – 12, 2009. The Festival, now in its 17th year, will take place on the Westlake Health Campus, 29000 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, Ohio.

Civilizations, booth 230, will feature handthrown pottery adorned with pendants, semi-precious gems and glass beads. Each piece is formed from raw clay using wheel throwing and handbuilding methods, handpainted using a variety of techniques and glazes, and fired in Civilizations’ home-studio kiln.

Functional and decorative pieces include: vases, vessels, dishes, flowerpots, bowls and jars.

Mosaic Crosses and Original Photographymosaic-cross

Civilizations will unveil a new collection of handcrafted mosaic crosses at the Festival. Each one-of-a-kind cross is constructed from raw clay and embellished with pendants and colored grout. [Visit Civilizations Etsy Shop to view and purchase mosaic crosses.]

Original photography also will be featured, including images from Greece, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Mexico. The images, which were captured by Cheryl over the last five years, are matted and framed.

About the Festival of Arts

The Festival will be held Friday, July 10 from 6 – 9 p.m., Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations of non-perishable food products are encouraged. Parking is $3 per car to help support Community Outreach and Ministries Programs. For more information visit or call (440) 827-5475.

About Civilizations

Founded in 2004 by Cheryl Roetzer, Civilizations pottery, paintings and custom artwork can be found at the Artists’ Colony, Olmsted Falls, Ohio, and at select Northeast Ohio events and fine arts festivals. Visit for more information, or to place custom orders.

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