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North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Presents Monthly Lecture Series – Feb. 20, 2015

January 30, 2015

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Charlie Tefft will be presenting at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, for the February installment of the Monthly Slide Lecture Series on Feb. 20, 2015, from 7-9pm. Tefft is the ceramics teacher at Guilford College, in Greensboro, NC, and will present images of his life and work, influences and experiences as an artist, potter and educator.

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Charlie Tefft

Of his own work, Tefft tells this story, “In the spring of 2003 a pair of Carolina Wrens took up residence in the rafters of my studio. I watched them raise two sets of babies over that summer. Day in and day out they would move upon the rafter calling down to me, always feeding their babies. The summer of Carolina wrens nestled into the depths of my mind, and over time I began to create work about that experience. In hind sight I can see a similar path in many of the pieces I design. They are born out of something outside of clay, and evolve over time. The theme that reoccurs most often is movement. I am always looking for ways to make the surface or the actual pots seems as though they have captured a moment in time. I balance this movement and life in the pots with a desire to make them functional. This is the challenge that brings me back to the studio eager to make pots.”

Come on out and join us for a fun evening! A potluck at 7pm will begin the evening’s events, followed by Tefft’s talk at 8pm.

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

For more information, call the center at 336/873-8430. This ongoing lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the Pottery Center.

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Offers Monthly Lecture Series, Featuring Daniel Johnston – Jan. 16, 2015

January 6, 2015

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On Jan. 16, 2015, from 7-9pm, join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, for a slide lecture by Seagrove potter Daniel Johnston.

Johnston is a wood-firing potter who has been making pots for more than 20 years and is increasingly well known for his large jars. During his presentation, he will talk about his work and travels. His travels have taken him to England, where he worked with earthenware potter Clive Bowen, and Thailand to study large jar making techniques. Johnston also apprenticed with Mark Hewitt, and now continues to bring on apprentices at his Pottery in Seagrove. Johnston has also taught workshops around the country, including the Penland School of Craft, and was recently chosen as a McCandless Scholar at Eastern Michigan University.

Come on out and join us for a fun evening! A potluck at 7pm will begin the evening’s events, followed by Johnston’s talk at 8pm.

This ongoing lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the Pottery Center. Location – NCPC Educational Building located behind the NCPC at 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, 27341.

For more information, call the center at 336/873-8430 or visit (www.ncpotterycenter.org).

Bulldog Pottery and Many More Potteries in Seagrove, NC, Offer Holiday Kiln Opening – Dec. 13 & 14, 2014

December 9, 2014

Bulldog Pottery in Seagrove, NC, will offer its One more Hurrah Holiday Kiln Opening – Dec. 13, 2014, from 10am – 5pm, at 3306 US Hwy. 220 Alt. Seagrove, NC. Look for the big blue water tower at the beginning of their driveway.

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For further info about the One more Hurrah Holiday Kiln Opening  call 336/302-3469 or 910/428-9728.

Visit other the Seagrove potteries offering special holiday kiln openings including: Johnston and Gentithes Art Pottery, Eck McCanless Pottery, Latham’s Pottery, Dean and Martin Pottery, Chris Luther Pottery, Studio Touya, From the Ground Up – Pottery by Michael Mahan, Windsong Pottery, Michèle Hastings & Jeff Brown Pottery, Westmoore Pottery, Ben Owen Pottery, Blue Hen Pottery, Hickory Hill Pottery, and Lufkin Pottery

For more info about these potteries visit (http://www.discoverseagrove.com/).

The 7th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters Takes Place in Seagrove, NC – Nov. 21 – 23, 2014

November 16, 2014

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The Celebration of Seagrove Potters kicks off the weekend with an exciting and festive Friday night Gala event and ends with a special Sunday surprise!

The Gala is your opportunity to browse and shop the booths before the marketplace opens Saturday morning. Featuring a catered reception, live music and the popular “Seagrove Collaborative Auction” – artists from different potteries working together to make one-of-a-kind pieces, all created here in Seagrove, NC!

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Works by Ben Owen III

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Works from Bulldog Pottery

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Work by Carol Gnetithes

The 7th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters is Nov. 21 – 23, 2014. Seagrove potters have been working for months in preparation for this big event. This year’s Celebration features 56 Seagrove pottery shops and more than 100 authentic Seagrove artists. The Celebration, held in the historic Luck’s Cannery on NC Highway 705 in Seagrove, is one of the most spectacular pottery events in North Carolina. Approximately 5,000 people visit each year throughout the weekend.

The Friday Night Gala, Nov. 21, provides customers the opportunity to preview all the pottery available and to be first in line to purchase. Additionally, they enjoy live music and meet and greet with Seagrove potters during the catered reception. This year the menu features local restaurant, “Something Different” of Asheboro, NC, “Bold Music” of Charlotte, NC, and festive beverages from “Four Saints Brewery” of Asheboro. Ticket information is available at (http://www.celebrationofseagrovepotters.com/index.html). Tickets for the Gala are $45 in advance purchase here. The Gala ticket price also includes Saturday and Sunday admission to the Celebration. Event tickets can be purchased at the door for $5, with children 12 and under admitted free.

The collaborative auction is an extremely exciting aspect of the Gala. The auction offers the rare opportunity to bid on special pots created by two or more potters working together. These unique pots showcase each individual’s talent, creating one of the most diverse and exceptional groupings of highly collectable pots available. Among the collaborations are works by:

* Jennie Lorette Keatts and Pam Owens – JLK Jewelry at Jugtown and Jugtown

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* Eck McCanless and Frank Neef – Eck McCanless Pottery and Pottery by Frank Neef

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* Eck McCanless and Will McCanless – Eck McCanless Pottery and McCanless Pottery

* Zeke McCanless and Will McCanless – Dover Pottery and McCanless Pottery

* Keith Martindale and Matthew Kelly – Keith Martindale Pottery and Matthew F. Kelly Pottery

* Eck McCanless and Frank Neef – Eck McCanless Pottery and Pottery by Frank Neef

* Michael Mahan and Michele Hastings – From the Ground Up Pottery and Michele Hastings and Jeff Brown Pottery

* Michele Hastings and Jeff Brown – Michele Hastings and Jeff Brown Pottery

* Fred Johnston and Bruce Gholson – Johnston & Gentithes Art Pottery and Bulldog Pottery

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* Sid Luck and Stacy Lambert – Luck’s Ware and Stacy Lambert Pottery

* Chad Brown and Ryan McKay – Chad Brown Pottery and McKay Pottery

* Ben Owen and David Stuempfle – Ben Owen Pottery and David Stuempfle Pottery

* Tom Gray and Anne Partna – Tom Gray Pottery and Blue Hen Pottery

* Frank Neef and Paul Ray – Pottery by Frank Neef and Ray Pottery

The Celebration of Seagrove Potters can be followed on Facebook. Potters regularly post updates and photos of what they have been working on. Check in regularly for updates on many more works in progress and to enter fantastic contests.

The Celebration continues Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9am to 5pm, and Nov. 23, from 10am to 4pm. Saturday visitors will have the opportunity to bid on special pots donated for the silent auction, which takes place from 1 to 3pm. We have a very special surprise for our Sunday customers. The stage will be set up featuring Seagrove Potter musicians Eck McCanless of Eck McCanless Pottery and Michael Mahan of From the Ground Up Pottery providing lively entertainment from 1 to 3pm. Festive beverages will also be available.

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Works from Donna Craven Pottery

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Works from Great White Oak Gallery

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Works from Jugtown Pottery

Seagrove potters will demonstrate throughout the weekend. This year’s demonstrators include Eck McCanless, Michael Mahan, Sid Luck, Ben Owen, David Fernandez, Morgan Hatfield, Jared Zehmer, Patrick Rowe, and Matthew Kelly. Children are encouraged to attend with two booths designed with them in mind. In one, children have the opportunity to explore their creativity with hands-on activities. The other features donated pots that only children can purchase, priced from $1 to $5. The proceeds benefit art programs in local schools.

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Work by Sid Luck of Luck’s Ware Pottery

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Work by Peder Wilhelm McCanless

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Works from Ray Pottery

We work hard to provide the best for our customers and great food is on the top of our list. There is a large tent with ample seating and tables outside as well as an inside break room set-up if the weather is less than perfect. The food vendors include:
Taco Truck – Fresh, authentic Mexican food made to order.

Pacific Rim Noodles -Flavorful veggies and noodles.

Marco Enterprises – Traditional fair food including Philly Cheese Steak, Sausage, Peppers and Onions and juicy Hamburgers.

Boy Scout Troop 61 – Hot Dogs with all the trimmings, chips and sodas.

The Celebration is distinctive; it is a showcase of the pottery artists of Seagrove, a community that covers the three county corner region of Randolph, Moore and Montgomery. Over 100 Seagrove potters, from 56 shops, are participating this year.

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Works from Seagrove Stoneware

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Works from Whynot Pottery

Participating shops are: Avery, Ben Owen, Blue Hen, Blue Stone, Bulldog, Caldwell-Hohl, Chad Brown, Chris Luther, Crystal King, Daniel & Kate Johnston, David Stuempfle, Dean & Martin, Dirt Works, Donna Craven, Dover, Eck McCanless, Fireshadow, Frank Neef, From the Ground Up, Gingerbread House, Great White Oak Gallery, Hatfield, Hickory Hill, JLK Jewelry, Johnston & Gentithes, Keith Martindale, King’s, Koepnick, Kovack, Latham’s, Levi Mahan, Luck’s Ware, Lufkin, Matthew Kelly, McCanless, McKay, McNeill’s, Michele Hastings & Jeff Brown, Nelda French, Nichols, Old Gap, Patrick Rowe, Pebbles, Potts, Ray, Riggs, Rockhouse, Seagrove Stoneware, Snowhill, Southern Spirits, Studio Touya, The Hutch, Tom Gray, Triple C, Turn & Burn, Whynot, and Windsong.

The Celebration appreciates the support of the following sponsors: Life 103.1, Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation, Randolph Electric Membership Corporation, Starworks, Wet Dog Glass, Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau, First Bank, Our State Magazine, NC Zoo Society, Stan Beck Insurance, Carolina Arts, Flowers on Main, Village Printing, Carolina Pharmacy, James Upton Accounting, Randolph Hospital, Asheboro Elastics, Insurance Associates of the Triad, Toms’ Creek Nursery and Century Link.

For further information visit (http://www.celebrationofseagrovepotters.com/index.html).

Cady Clay Works Gallery Gala Takes Place in Seagrove, NC – Nov. 8, 2014

October 29, 2014

Cady Clay Works Gallery Gala will take place Nov. 8, 2014, from 9am – 5pm, in Seagrove, NC. Potters John Mellage and Beth Gore will debut over 700 new wood-fired pottery creations and special guest Ellen Greer will join the Gala with her oil drawings, abstractions inspired by the textures of fruits and vegetables.

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The 21st firing of the “anagama” wood kiln produced pots with amazing surface colors and textures. Wood ash drips, flame patterns and soda glaze texture are serendipitously deposited on the pottery as the pieces are decorated at the whim of the kiln. A wide variety of pieces, from pots to enhance food preparation and dining to decorative vases and whimsical owls are part of this year’s treasures.

John and Beth are thrilled to have artist Ellen Greer join their Open House. Greer will bring original works as well as smaller reproductions printed on aluminum. It’s a technique that highlights the gorgeous colors and visual textures in her designs.

Greer taught High School Art in Asheboro, NC, for 11 years before joining the NC Zoo staff, serving as Curator of Design for 27 years. Under her direction the zoo became a showplace for environmentally-themed artwork and design. Since her retirement, she has enjoyed being able to spend more time on her own artwork, developing the wonderful “Culinary Images” series. Preview her work at (www.ellengreerart.com).

The annual Open House gives the artists time to visit with customers, explain the inspiration and techniques behind their work, and share new designs. Refreshments will be served – come join the fun!

Cady Clay Works is located on Busbee Road in the Westmoore community south of Seagrove. Gala hours are 9am to 5pm.

For more information or directions call 910/464-5661 or go to (www.cadyclayworks.com).

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Presents Monthly Lecture Series, Starting Oct. 17, 2014

October 8, 2014

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This on-going lecture series will be facilitated by Josh Floyd, the new Artist-in-Residence at the center. Floyd comes to the center with a Bachelor of Arts with Art Concentration from Fairmont State University in West Virginia, and he has been making pots for over ten years. He studied for two years as an Artist-in-Residence at the Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, VA, and has worked two years as a studio and gallery assistant for Smicksburg Pottery in Pennsylvania. He has also been a studio assistant at the Penland School of Craft. Before accepting the position as the North Carolina Pottery Center’s AiR, he was working for the Laguna Clay Company in Byesville, OH, testing clays and glazes. “The goal of these talks is to engage the local pottery community and help to foster networking opportunities with presenters and the audience, while exposing the local artists and the community to influences outside of our region,” according to Josh.

Lindsey Lambert, executive director, says, “Having Josh as our new AiR is literally a breath of fresh air. He will enable us to offer more educational programs and workshops, things 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 meet out new Artist in Residence and enjoy an evening of NC pottery education and entertainment. ”

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The first potter to present in this series is Seagrove potter Fred Johnston. Johnston is a well-known, lively personality and story teller. According to him, “As a potter I will talk about developing and creating an ongoing vision for my work. Being an art museum junkie, I recently visited the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco which has the most comprehensive collection of Asian ceramics in the western world. I photographed many examples that will be presented as well as other cultural influences.”

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

Fred Johnston learned to make pots in the Seagrove area in the 1980’s. Working odd jobs around the different potteries, he worked for many of the old Seagrove pottery families: Owen, Teague, Chrisco, and McCanless. This experience was the catalyst for Johnston’s commitment and passion to the pottery vernacular, which turned into an adventure and education. After attending Montgomery Community College, Johnston went on to attend the New York State School of Ceramics at Alfred University where he received a BFA with honors and then a MFA from the College of Art & Architecture at Penn State University. He was artist in resident at Arrowmont School of Arts in Tennessee, the Sanbao Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, China and  ArtLink in Tallin, Estonia. In 1997. Johnston and his wife Carol Gentithes established Johnston & Gentithes Art Pottery in Seagrove, NC, where they presently make and sell their work. His work is exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the permanent collection of the North Carolina Pottery Center, the Hermitage Museum and Mint Museum.

Schedule: 7 to 9pm, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

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

Location – NCPC Educational Building located behind the NCPC at 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, 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.

North Carolina Pottery Center’s 15th Annual Gala and Auction Was A Fun Success

October 7, 2014

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The North Carolina Pottery Center’s 15th Annual Gala & Auction – “Going, Going, Gone to Pots!” – held on Saturday evening, Sept. 20, 2014, at the Contemporary Art Museum in downtown Raleigh, NC, was a fun-filled evening and a great success! The event raised over $90,000, with net proceeds of $76,500. The amount raised this year is the most that the Pottery Center has ever raised with one of its annual gala and auctions.

Executive Director Lindsey Lambert notes, “Our annual auction and gala is an integral part of our annual funding, so to have an exceptionally successful event such as this, raising more than ever before, is especially satisfying and allows us a little more flexibility in finding ways to better achieve our goals. This couldn’t have happened without a great group of sponsors, hosts, attendees, auction steering and committee members, others who donated or contributed in other ways, and, most importantly, this event could not have happened without all of the great potters who donated their pots, time, and enthusiasm to the event! We are deeply appreciative of their support for the Pottery Center and will continually strive to find ways to better fulfill our mission.”

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Funding raised by the event will be used to help support the center’s mission of promoting awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage and ongoing tradition of pottery and pottery making in North Carolina through exhibitions, educational programming, and special events.

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 NC 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.

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, to Host Book Discussion, Signing and Pottery Identification – Sept. 13, 2014

September 6, 2014

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The North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, will host a book discussion, signing, and pottery identification event for “It’s Just Dirt! The Historic Art Potteries of North Carolina’s Seagrove Region,” by Stephen C. Compton (author) on Sept. 13, 2014.

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, schedule:

11am – 11:20am – Book Discussion

11:20am – noon – Book Signing

Noon – 2pm – Pottery Identification (Maximum 3 Pieces)

Light refreshments will be served. The event is free to the public, with donations encouraged.

Steve Compton (Raleigh, NC) is an avid collector of historic North Carolina Pottery. The author of numerous articles related to NC potters and potteries, Compton is also the author of “North Carolina Pottery: Earthenware, Stoneware and Fancyware” and “Seagrove Potteries Through Time”. Formerly the President of the NCPC Board of Directors, Compton is a founding member of the North Carolina Collectors’ Guild, serves on the North Carolina Pottery Center Board and is the current chair of its exhibition committee.

According to Compton, “Located near the geographic heart of North Carolina, Seagrove is known as the pottery town. Though not the only place where pottery has been made in the state, when you say Seagrove to people, they suspect that you’re talking about pottery. From its modest 18th century beginnings with a few Quaker potters from Pennsylvania and Nantucket, the Seagrove region today hosts more than one hundred potters. This is its history.” All of Compton’s books, including this newest one, will be available for purchase in the Pottery Center gift shop on Sept. 13.

An eighth generation North Carolinian, Compton’s interests include the state’s 18th and 19th century earthenware and stoneware traditions, as well as its early to mid-20th century art potteries, and how these traditions inform the work of hundreds of the state’s contemporary clay artists today.

The North Carolina Pottery Center is proud to present this educational and entertaining event to the public. We encourage you to bring in old North Carolina pottery pieces to find out more about them.

Currently on view at the Pottery Center is “Many Faces: North Carolina’s Face Jug Tradition,” curated by L.A. Rhyne, on view through Oct. 25, 2014. The exhibition explores a fascinating group of 19th and 20th century face vessels made by many traditional and contemporary folk artists.

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 NC 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.

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Welcomes Josh Floyd as Artist-in-Residence

August 30, 2014

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The North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, is pleased to announce the addition of Josh Floyd as our new Artist-in-Residence. Grant funding from the Wingate Charitable Foundation is allowing the center to restart its Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program.

Floyd comes to the center with a Bachelor of Arts with Art Concentration from Fairmont State University in West Virginia, and he has been making pots for over ten years. He studied for two years as an Artist-in-Residence at the Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, VA, and has worked two years as a studio and gallery assistant for Smicksburg Pottery in Pennsylvania. He has also been a studio assistant at the Penland School of Craft. Before accepting the position as the North Carolina Pottery Center’s AiR, he was working for the Laguna Clay Company in Byesville, OH, testing clays and glazes. While he enjoyed working for Laguna Clay, Floyd’s goal was to return to the studio, something which the Pottery Center’s AiR program allows him to do.

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Floyd characterizes his style as “striving to create beautiful and comfortable pots and aspiring to make work that will be used in the home, for coffee with friends or evening tea after a long day. I want my work to make it to the front of the cabinet and to survive a tumble about in the sink.”

Describing his inspirations for pottery, Floyd says, “I am drawn to the patinas of old, rusted cars in a field, or old barns in some state of disrepair, but still standing. A fondness for the past certainly finds its way into my pots as I reference crocks and jugs of early America. I am drawn not only to the simplicity and strength of the forms but to the ideas of local production and necessity. While industrial processes and societal norms have changed our needs, there is still a beauty in well made handcrafted items that will stand the test of time. Referencing these forms is not a desire to copy them but to find my own voice within them.”

The Pottery Center is looking forward to having Floyd as its AiR for the next two years. Lindsey Lambert, executive director, says, “Having Josh as our new AiR is literally a breath of fresh air.” Between Josh and our new Educational Program Manager and Project Coordinator, Emily Lassiter, we are looking to begin offering more educational programs and workshops, things 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.

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!

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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.

Mobile Anagama Kiln Firing at the NC Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC – Aug. 19. 2014

August 15, 2014

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Henry Crissman, a graduate Student at The NYSCC at Alfred University persuing a MFA in Ceramics, and his “Mighty Mobile Anagama” kiln are heading east from Montana and are projected to arrive in Seagrove, NC, early next week and fire his mobile kiln at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, barring unforeseen circumstances. Crissman’s mobile anagama is a wood-fired kiln on a trailer he created with plenty of funding and assistance that is now on the last leg of a whirlwind national tour of kiln firings and exploring ceramics as community activism for the past month.

Says Crissman, “My art practice is an exploration of the progressive social applications of making and using functional pottery…” His mobile anagama wood-fired kiln allows for the hosting of more communal and performative approaches to the ceramic process.

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The re-assembly, loading, and firing of Henry’s moblie anagama kiln will take place at the North Carolina Pottery Center on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, starting at 9am. This will be a day long process. The unloading of the fired kiln will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

The public is invited to come out and watch the process both days. There will be no charge to the public to come out and watch the loading/firing process on Tuesday or the unloading on Wednesday, but the center will be charging its usual modest admission fee to tour the museum on those days for visitors wishing to do that as well.

This will also be a great opportunity to meet a couple of new addtions at the Pottery Center: Josh Floyd, the center’s Artist-in-Residence, and Emily Lassiter, the center’s Educational Program Manager and Project Coordinator.

To learn more about the “Mobile Anagama,” visit Crissman’s website at (www.henrycrissman.com).

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 NC 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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