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NC Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Offers Monthly Lecture Series with Kate Johnston

January 31, 2016

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Join us on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, for a slide lecture by Seagrove potter Kate Johnston!

Johnston grew up in New Jersey and has been interested in the arts since childhood, assisting a plein air painter beginning at the age of 9. After she dove into clay, she worked with potter Terry Plasket at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville. At age 16, she became Wheaton Arts’ youngest ever production thrower. Johnston left the studio to earn a BFA at Alfred University in Alfred, NY. In 2010, Johnston opened her pottery studio here in Seagrove.

Johnston’s pots are made with local materials, carved with organic patterns inspired by Art Deco design, and fired in a large wood-burning kiln. Johnston shows her pots throughout North Carolina and has lectured and taught in North Carolina, Tennessee, and New Jersey.

Johnston’s slide lecture will focus on her work, process and inspiration. A potluck at 6pm will begin the evening’s events, followed by the presentation at 7pm. Come out for a great night of food and community!

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

This presentation is free and open to the public. 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.

Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation, the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation, and the Goodnight Educational 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.

For more information, please call 336/873-8430, visit (www.ncpotterycenter.org), or find us on Facebook.

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North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Offers Monthly Lecture Series, Featuring Susan Feagin – Nov. 13, 2015

October 30, 2015

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Please join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, for a slide lecture by Susan Feagin, the Clay Studio Coordinator at the Penland School of Crafts. Feagin will be discussing her own work and her work up at Penland.

Come on out and join us for a fun evening! A potluck at 7-8pm will begin the evening’s events, followed by slide lecture at 8-9pm.

This ongoing lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the North Carolina Pottery Center.

Location – NCPC Educational Building located behind the NCPC at 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, NC 27341.

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

NC Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Monthly Lecture Series Date Changed to – Sept. 18, 2015

August 8, 2015

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Due to some scheduling conflicts, the Monthly Lecture featuring ECU Ceramics Program Students & Alumni originally scheduled for tomorrow night, Friday, August 14, has been rescheduled to Friday night, September 18. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center, located in Seagrove, NC, on the evening of Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, from 7-9pm, for a slide lecture by current East Carolina University graduate student Alexandra Ingles and recent ECU graduates Erin Younge and Gaines Bailey. Erin Younge is a current resident artist at Starworks, in Star, NC and interned at the North Carolina Pottery Center in the summer of 2014, as part of the center’s on-going collaboration with ECU. Gaines Bailey is a ceramic artist and art educator living in Durham, NC.

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Work by Alexandra Ingles

This lively discussion and slide show highlights the works of these artists and compliments the current exhibition of the ECU Ceramics Guild, in Galley III of the NCPC. The exhibit runs through Oct. 5, 2015, and has many pieces available for purchase. The East Carolina University Ceramics Guild is a student-run organization that brings in visiting artists, organizes shows, fundraisers and trips to conferences, and raises funds for supplies, events, and charitable causes. They have periodic pottery sales that help fund their endeavors and benefit the Ceramics area at ECU.

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Work by Gaines Bailey

NCPC & ECU, proud partners in ceramics education.

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

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.

NCPC Educational Building located behind the NCPC at 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, 27341. Hours of operation are Tue. – Sat., 10am – 4pm.

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.

For more information, please call 336/873-8430, visit (www.ncpotterycenter.org), or find us on Facebook.

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Offers Sid Luck for Its Monthly Lecture Series – July 24, 2015

June 29, 2015

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On Friday, July 24th, join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center, in Seagrove, NC, for a slide lecture by local Seagrove potter Sid Luck.

Luck, a fifth-generation potter, will present on his family’s history, as well as his time spent working for J.B. Cole Pottery, beginning in the late 1950s. “It has been my goal, all my life, to carry on as much of the old traditional work as I can,” says Sid. In 2014, after over 50 years of making pottery, he was awarded the North Carolina Heritage Award, an honor for a lifetime of contribution to the cultural traditions of North Carolina.

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

This ongoing lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the Pottery Center.

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

The North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Presents Monthly Lecture Series – June 12, 2015

June 7, 2015

Charlie Tefft will be presenting at the North Carolina Pottery Center for the June installment of the Monthly Slide Lecture Series. 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. 

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. 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.

Location – NCPC Educational Building located behind the NCPC at 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, 27341

7-8pm: Community Potluck and Social Hour 

8-9pm: Slideshow Presentation

 

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 10 am – 4 pm. For more information, please call 336/873-8430, visit (www.ncpotterycenter.org), or find us on Facebook.

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

May 9, 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.

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Features Jugtown Pottery in its Monthly Lecture Series – Apr. 24, 2015

March 19, 2015

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Jugtown Pottery will be presenting at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, for the April installment of the Monthly Slide Presentation Series, on Friday, Apr. 24, 2015. Jugtown, open since 1917, is the oldest continually operating pottery in the area. Members of the Owens family will talk about the pottery’s history, as well as what Jugtown looks like today.

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

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

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Presents Monthly Lecture Series, Featuring John Jessiman, on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

November 10, 2014

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John Jessiman, Founder and Director, Cub Creek Foundation, Appamattox, VA, will present a slide show and talk about his work as a potter, sculptor, and educator, on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Regarding his own work, Jessiman says, “Throughout my career I have avoided the divisive aesthetic arguments related to “Art vs Craft” and “vessel vs sculpture” but have been interested in the ceramic process as a means to manifest ideas, create form and to invest work with life  and energy. The pursuit is to expand the boundaries of conventional perceptions.”

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John Jessiman

This on-going lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the center.

Jessiman will also discuss his work as founder and director of the Cub Creek Foundation, a non-profit studio and residency dedicated to the advancement of the ceramic arts. The mission of The Foundation is to support the artistic, aesthetic and technical development of artists through an Artist Residency, offering studio space, kilns and housing for up to 6 residents.

Come on out and join us for a fun and informative evening!

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Lindsey Lambert, executive director, says, “The monthly lecture series enables us to offer more educational programs 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 enjoy an evening of NC pottery education and entertainment. ”

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

Schedule: 7pm to 9pm, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.

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

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

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.