The Northern Moore Family Resource Center in Robbins, NC, will present the 1st Annual Behind the Scenes Pottery Tour in Seagrove, NC, on Sunday, May 15, 2011, from 2 – 7pm.
Enjoy delicious appetizers and wine at each pottery and have dessert and coffee at our main gathering place in Robbins. Learn from the potters what makes their work unique. A shuttle service will be available to and from our gathering place to potteries.
(commemorative pottery piece included in price)
We welcome sponsors, benefactors and underwriters for this event!
Underwriters: $$5,000 and up
Featured Potteries include:
From the Ground Up Pottery – Michael Mahan, will be crafting platters that feature elegant trees.
Dean and Martin Pottery – Stephanie Martin and Jeff Dean will show guests how they hand build unique boxes and tableware.
View inside Dean and Martin Pottery
Luck’s Ware – Fifth generation potter and North Carolina Treasure, Sid Luck, will throw pots in his family’s traditional style. His family has always fired their wares in a wood-burning groundhog kiln. The kiln will be firing for this event.
Bulldog Pottery – Samantha Henneke and Bruce Gholson will be demonstrating the glazing techniques they use to create their vibrant collection.
Works from Bulldog Pottery
Seagrove Stoneware – David Fernandez will have all three of his wheels on the floor of his gallery! Become a potter for a day! Turn your own pot with an expert.
Avery Pottery and Tileworks – Blaine Avery, who looks to early American folk art for inspiration, will show how he creates his exclusive tile work.
McCanless Pottery – Observe Will McCanless’ talent as he paints intricate designs free-hand using Chinese calligraphy brushes on delicate hand-turned plates.
Works from McCanless Pottery
*Potters will donate 15% of sales to the Resource Center*
The Behind the Scenes Pottery Tour is a fundraiser for the Northern Moore Family Resource Center, located at 130 S. Middleton Street in Robbins, NC. They help with after school programs for three local schools and help send children to summer camp, among other projects.
To register for the tour and complete details contact Clare Ruggles, Executive Director, Northern Moore Family Resource Center by calling 910/948-4324, e-mail to (email@example.com) or visit (http://www.nmfrc.com/).