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.