Enjoy simultaneous pottery making, story swapping and audience and artists interaction with renowned Seagrove, NC potters, Ben Owen, Fred Johnston and Will McCanless, Aug. 18, 2012, from 10am-3pm, at The Bascom in Highlands, NC.
Ben Owen has made pottery since he was 13 years old at the site where his grandfather and father established the Old Plank Road Pottery in the Seagrove area of Piedmont, North Carolina in 1959. He produces work in the shapes, glazes and traditions of his grandfather.
Fred Johnston learned to make pots in the Seagrove area in the 1980s. Working odd jobs around different potteries, Johnston worked for Mark Hewitt, Ben Owen and Dover Pottery. His origins in clay are rooted in the southern folk pottery traditions of North Carolina.
Will McCanless, a second-generation Seagrove potter, established McCanless Pottery in October of 2006. He produces work infused with his own individual and ever evolving style. This work includes zinc silicate crystalline glaze, hand decorated stoneware and Seagrove red glaze.
An event not to be missed! Throw times are from 10am to noon and from 1 to 3pm. This event is free and open to the public.
The Bascom is open year-round – Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, noon to 5pm. Enjoy workshops, exhibitions, special events and quality programs throughout the year at The Bascom.
For more information, to register for Bascom workshop offerings or for more details on all Bascom activities, visit (www.TheBascom.org) or call 828/526-4949.