The Coastal Carolina Clay Guild (CCCG) Pottery Sale will showcase over thirty guild members selling functional and ceramic sculpture works in the Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC. Guild members will also be on hand from 10am to 5pm demonstrating the creative process through hand built and wheel thrown pottery at the Pancoe Clay Studio during the sale. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Cameron Art Museum.
Work by Dina Wilde Ramsing
Kids @ CAM Clay Day! will also be held on Saturday, June 18, 2011, from noon to 3pm. Parents and kids are invited to come get their hands dirty and make art with clay that can be taken home. They can explore our four exhibitions, Fritzi Huber: A Circus Life, Terrell James: Field Study, Clyde Connell: Swamp Songs and State of the Art / Art of the State and embark on a “gallery hunt.” Cost is $3 per child (members), $5 per child (non-members), adults free. No pre-registration is necessary. Parental supervision is required at all times. For additional information contact (Georgia@cameronartmuseum.com).
The Coastal Carolina Clay Guild was founded in 2007 by a group of Wilmington potters with the purpose of sharing ideas and promoting the art and craft of pottery in the community. It is a nonprofit organization which provides support and education for its members and the community. The guild presently has over 100 members including professional potters, teachers, and students who reside in the coastal regions of North and South Carolina.
The Guild meets bimonthly in the clay studio at Cameron Art Museum and invites a variety of guest speakers to its meetings. It also offers its members and the community two workshops each year with nationally known sculptors and potters. The Guild uses its membership dues to offer scholarships and grants to its members. Many members of the Guild participate in community outreach by visiting schools to demonstrate and teach clay techniques to students. Coastal Carolina Clay Guild has participated in National Craft Week and has exhibited at the North Carolina Pottery Center.
The Cameron Art Museum presents 6-8 changing exhibitions annually; ongoing family and children’s programs; a unique program of tours for Alzheimer’s patients and their caretakers; interdisciplinary programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance); the Museum School and ongoing workshops and classes in ceramics at the Clay Studio with resident master artist Hiroshi Sueyoshi.
For more information about the museum, please visit (www.cameronartmuseum.com).