by Eileen Stachowski
When Carl Hunt’s son expressed an interest in learning more about art during his high school years the two decided to explore what local classes were available. Carl’s top choice was an oil painting class while his son’s was a pottery class. When I asked Carl about how he started his craft he told me this story and then said, “I haven’t painted since!”
His booth, Hunt’s Hands, contains a wide collection of vibrantly colored and intricately etched pieces of pottery. Currently, one of my favorite items is large platter with a bugling elk etched on it that would bring the outdoors into any home. With a wide variety of mugs, bowls, platters and more everyone is sure to find that functional or decorative piece.
At least two new designs will be added to the selection this year including the microwave bacon cooker (yes, please!) and the microwave steamer. While there is a lot of versatility with the microwave steamer, Carl’s favorite way to use it is for rice. For quick and easy rice put 2 parts water and one part rice in the steamer and cook in the microwave for approximately 10 minutes. Try potatoes, broccoli, eggs and more in it too!
Visit Hunt’s Hands during the 2015 Capital City Public Market season on the 8th Street block between Jefferson St. and State St.