North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Presents Monthly Lecture Series, Featuring John Jessiman, on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

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John Jessiman, Founder and Director, Cub Creek Foundation, Appamattox, VA, will present a slide show and talk about his work as a potter, sculptor, and educator, on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Regarding his own work, Jessiman says, “Throughout my career I have avoided the divisive aesthetic arguments related to “Art vs Craft” and “vessel vs sculpture” but have been interested in the ceramic process as a means to manifest ideas, create form and to invest work with life  and energy. The pursuit is to expand the boundaries of conventional perceptions.”

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John Jessiman

This on-going lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the center.

Jessiman will also discuss his work as founder and director of the Cub Creek Foundation, a non-profit studio and residency dedicated to the advancement of the ceramic arts. The mission of The Foundation is to support the artistic, aesthetic and technical development of artists through an Artist Residency, offering studio space, kilns and housing for up to 6 residents.

Come on out and join us for a fun and informative evening!

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Lindsey Lambert, executive director, says, “The monthly lecture series enables us to offer more educational programs which help us better fulfill our mission of promoting awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage and ongoing tradition of pottery making in our great state. This is a wonderful opportunity for the public and potters to enjoy an evening of NC pottery education and entertainment. ”

Future topics of the series include; Regional and National Ceramic Artists, Curators and Authors. A more detailed schedule will be posted shortly.

Schedule: 7pm to 9pm, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.

Meet & Greet from 7-8pm, a social hour, with a slide presentation to follow.

The lecture will take place at the NCPC Educational Building located behind the NCPC at 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, NC, 27341

Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, and the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Thank you!

The mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center is to promote public awareness of and appreciation for the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina.

The Center is located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove, NC. Hours of operation are Tue. – Sat., 10am – 4pm.

For more information, please call 336/873-8430, visit (www.ncpotterycenter.org), or find us on Facebook.

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