Posts Tagged ‘Jim Connell’

Winthrop University Professor of Fine Arts Jim Connell feels honored to be “an outsider” at Mint Museum’s Potters Market Invitational in Charlotte, NC – Sept. 12, 2015

September 9, 2015

The first artist “outside” of North Carolina to be invited to participate in the annual Mint Museum Potters Market Invitational in Charlotte, NC, that is.

A major attraction for the Charlotte area, the Mint Museum will welcome more than 1,000 people at this year’s invitational, set for Sept. 12, 2015, from 10am-4pm at the Randolph location. The event will feature the work of Connell and 50 North Carolina potters as well as pottery demonstrations, food, live music and more. Tickets are $10 and include museum admission. Kids 12 and younger are free.

Work by Jim Connell

Though the invitational has featured only North Carolina potters for the last decade, organizers decided to expand and invite Connell to participate.

“It is indeed an honor to be picked,” he said. “I go to the invitational most every year and many of the participants are friends and colleagues I have known for years. It’s always fun to see what they are up to and of course to reconnect.

“We potters are a close and supporting group of people. I never thought I would be invited as this was started to just feature NC potters. This year they’ll get to see my work. It’s all about respect.”

Connell has worked in the ceramics medium for more than 30 years. His work has appeared in more than 500 exhibitions, with 15 of his pieces later acquisitioned for museums. In 2004, he traveled to China to study ceramics on an International Residence Award through the National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts.

He joined Winthrop’s faculty in 1987.

Presented by the Delhom Service League, a ceramics affiliate of The Mint Museum, the invitational helps fulfill the Delhom’s mission “to promote ceramic arts and education.” It’s raised more than $200,000 since it began in 2004.

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Thrown Together Group Will Hold A Fall Pottery Sale in Charlotte, NC – Sept. 24, 2011

September 14, 2011

Thrown Together members Ron Philbeck, Jen Mecca, Amy Sanders, and Julie Wiggins invite you to their Fall Pottery Sale to be held on Sept. 24, 2011, from 10am-4pm, at 1225 Dade Street in Charlotte, NC.

Guest artists for this show will be Jim Connell, Paula Smith, and Alyssa Wood. Each of the artists will have a beautiful selection of new work to choose from. They hope to see you and your friends on that day.

For further information or directions call 704/650-5662.

Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, Offers Open Studios – Apr. 15, 2011

April 5, 2011

The open studios event at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, on Apr. 15, 2011, will allow faculty, staff, students and art enthusiasts the opportunity to peruse the McLaurin Hall studios and artwork of nine Department of Fine Arts faculty members and nine MFA degree candidates.

Fine arts faculty members Shaun Cassidy (G-8), Jim Connell (G-13), Mark Hamilton (205), Cherith Lundin (201), Marge Moody (249), Phil Moody (209), Seth Rouser (233), Seymour Simmons (244) and Tom Stanley (109) will have their studios open from 2-5:30pm, while MFA candidates will display their work in various rooms and hallways in McLaurin on campus.

For further information call 803/323-2493 or visit (