Cher visits Ohio pottery shop before show

TROY, Ohio (AP) - Ever wonder what pop divas do before they perform?
In Cher's case, she designs pottery at local arts and crafts shops.
The cultural icon (pictured, right) visited WaterStone Fired Arts and Crafts Sunday night before a Monday performance at the Nutter Center at Wright State University in Fairborn.
She also visited Michaels Arts and Crafts at a Beavercreek mall where she was spotted by fans and signed autographs.
"I turned around and there she was," said Arundi Venkayya Cox, who was shopping there. "She was wearing big 70s-type sunglasses. I thought 'Oh my gosh, I can't believe how thin she is.'"
At WaterStone, the star chose a large mug, which she designed in a two-toned jade wave pattern that will appear after firing. The mug, which the singer signed on the bottom, will be shipped to her Malibu, Calif., home after it is fired and cooled. The other pieces created by Cher's band, back-up singers and dancers will also be shipped as far as Belgium and London.
While the group allowed no photographs and provided no autographs, Cher gave the store owners and employees tickets to the concert.
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