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Chancey Bush
Artist Susan Mikkelson poses next to her kiln at her Littleton home. Mikkelson is a featured maker in the Makers Marketplace at Southwest Plaza mall.
Area artist uses Makers Marketplace at SW Plaza to sell her pottery

When Susan Mikkelson walks into the dollar store, the employees don’t have to ask if she needs assistance. They know she is headed straight for the inexpensive glassware.

The Littleton resident might not be a frequent dinner party host or a glassware collector, but instead, she is a potter who enjoys smashing glassware into tiny shards and incorporating it into her art.

“That’s why they think I’m crazy at the dollar store,” Mikkelson said with a smile.