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, archeology, and collection of this mighty, shared tradition.
A catalog/book will be available for purchase with this exhibition curated and edited by Mark Hewitt, with essays by Charles (Terry) Zug, Linda Carnes-McNaughton, and Phillip Wingard. Photography by Jason Dowdle. Book design by Rich Hendel.
Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, May 6 from noon—2:00 pm.
Also that same afternoon, there will be a panel discussion, “NC vs. SC: Which Tradition is Better?” from 2:00-3:30 pm, featuring several collectors with Mark Hewitt moderating.
The reception and panel discussion are free and open to the public.