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Great Pots from the Traditions of North & South Carolina (May 6 – July 22, 2017)


A 250-page catalog, edited by Mark Hewitt, with essays by Charles (Terry) Zug, Linda Carnes-McNaughton, and Phillip Wingard, is available for purchase with this exhibition. Photography by Jason Dowdle. Book design by Rich Hendel.

Copies are $40 each, plus NC Sales Tax, plus S&H (if applicable). Copies may be purchased online via the button below or picked up in-person at the center (233 East Avenue, Seagrove, NC 27341). Copies will be available June 8, 2017.

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Curated by Mark Hewitt, Great Pots from the Traditions of North & South Carolina is a sequel to “The Potter’s Eye: Art and Tradition in North Carolina Pottery,” the 2005 exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art, and the book cataloging the show, published by UNC Press.

Great Pots features examples from five branches of the regional tradition – Moravian and St. Asaph’s Earthenware; South Carolina stoneware (Edgefield, Columbia, and Upstate); Lincoln & Catawba County alkaline glaze; Moore & Randolph County salt glaze: and Alamance County salt glaze.

While the North Carolina and South Carolina traditions are linked by history, culture, and material, significant stylistic differences exist between the two, as individual potters used their consummate skills to give singular voice to their time and place. The last thirty years has seen extraordinary levels of interest in this regional ceramic heritage, and Great Pots brings together several voices to examine the aesthetics, folklore, archaeology, and collection of this mighty, shared tradition.



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