NC Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Offers Lecture by Steve Blankenbeker – May 22, 2015

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Steve Blankenbeker will be presenting “The Clays The Thing: Native Clays of North Carolina” at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, on Friday, May 22, 2015, as part of the Center’s Monthly Lecture Series.

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Steve Blankenbeker

Blankenbeker was born in Indiana and raised in Greensboro, NC, and graduated from NC State with a degree in Materials Engineering (Ceramic Specialization) in 1984.  He worked for Cedar Heights Clay from 1984 to 2002 and with Taylor Clay Products in Salisbury, NC, from 2002 to the present.

Blankenbeker has a passion for finding and using locally sourced clays. Though not a potter himself, he has always worked closely with potters to help them find and use local clays in and around NC, OH and WV.

His talk will touch on his knowledge of geological formations and experiences with local materials.

A potluck at 7pm will begin the evening’s events, followed by the presentation at 8pm.

Location: The NCPC Educational Building located behind the NC Pottery Center at 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, 27341.

This ongoing lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the Pottery Center. This presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the center at 336/873-8430.

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