Sixteen-year-old author Micaela Ellis will visit the Ojai Library at 2pm on Saturday, June 4, 2022, to speak about her book, Autism over the Years: A Twelve Year Old’s Memoir. During this talk Micaela will share her perspectives on life as a young adult with autism.
She was diagnosed with autism at the age of two and a half and has spent over a decade learning, growing, and working to overcome the many challenges associated with this disorder. She is currently finishing up high school, learning to drive, and making travel plans with her family. As she writes in her book:
Begin your summer celebration in Libbey Park in beautiful Ojai during the Music Festival, June 11th and 12th and experience Ventura Potters’ Guild Open Air Pottery Market. Over 30 clay artists will display their unique, handmade pottery. Students from the Ventura College Clay Club will provide wheel throwing demonstrations throughout both days of the event.
Come shop for mugs and goblets, bowls and casseroles, plates and platters, earrings and necklaces, tiles and planters, sculptures and teapots, and much more, all fashioned by the local Guild clay artists. Visit with the makers and learn how they create their pieces, from hand building a garden sculpture to throwing a dinner plate on the wheel. This event is free, child-friendly and will be open to the public 10 to 6 on Saturday and 10 to 5 on Sunday.
The Ventura Potters’ Guild is a non-profit organization committed to stimulating public interest in the ceramic arts. It provides education, sales opportunities, and networking in an inclusive environment for all levels and interests. Find out more at www.venturapottersguild.org