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.
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).