SEAVIEW, Wash. - The historic Sou'wester Lodge in Seaview will host a pottery show by Carol Marians from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13-14.

Marians took the road less traveled in her pursuit of the potter's craft. When other potters could not explain to her how to recreate the glazes she most admired, she went back to school - not to earn an MFA in a pottery program, but to earn a Ph.D. in materials science at Massachusettes Institute of Technology.

She has taught mathematics, developed medical software, written computer programs for creating ceramic glazes, and continued to create pottery. After a summer workshop with Tom Coleman at Sierra Nevada College, her passion for pottery resurfaced.

In Portland Marians has been associated with the Fifth Element Pottery, and the cooperative ceramics studio Basic Fire.

Marians' pottery is primarily functional. She is happiest when she sees her bowls and plates being used in the kitchen and dining room, her vases holding flowers or even a plate decorating a wall. The ware is all stoneware, thrown on a potter's wheel, glazed with food- and microwave-safe glazes.

Everyone is welcome to stop by The Artist's Porch at the Sou'wester Lodge, on the corner of the Beach Approach Road (38th. Place) and J Place, sip a complimentary cup of coffee, munch on a cookie, meet Carol and view the potter's display.

For inquiries call the Sou'wester Lodge (360) 642-2542