CVCC Potters’ Workshop in Hickory, NC, Presents Lecture Series for 2015

The CVCC Potters’ Workshop in Hickory, NC, presents a new lecture series for 2015, “Turning with Tradition: Keeping the NC Pottery Tradition alive through Contemporary Works.”

The Workshop is pleased to host artist Cynthia Bringle, as the first guest speaker, on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. As a resident of Penland and an instructor at Penland School of Crafts, Bringle will speak on the Penland tradition. She will discuss the importance of this tradition and how its relevancy is maintained through contemporary instruction and practice.

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Cynthia Bringle

Bringle is a graduate of the Haystack School of Crafts in Maine, and received her masters through the NY State College of Ceramics School of Art and Design in Alfred, NY. She has been producing pottery in Penland since 1970. Bringle shares that “being a full time artist is my passion and pleasure.”

The lecture starts at 7pm in the CVCC East Wing Auditorium, located in the Administrative Building on the main campus at 2550 Hwy. 70 SE, Hickory, NC. The event is open to the public and free to all guests.

This lecture is the first in a series of three, presented by the CVCC Potters’ Workshop. Catawba Valley Potter and Workshop Director, Kim Ellington will speak on Thursday, Feb. 19; and Seagrove Potter, Ben Owen III will close out the series on Thursday, Mar. 19.

The workshop seeks to promote the understanding, appreciation and continuation of Catawba Valley pottery. The goal is to provide contemporary instruction using local, historical methods and materials to make pottery.

For more information, please visit (www.cvcc.edu/potters_workshop), or call the Workshop at 828/327-7000 ext. 4032.

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