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Cast, But Not Least (December 7, 2018 – February 23, 2019)

Close up of a slip cast, slip decorated piece by Tom Spleth.

Less heralded in the popular imagination than wheel-throwing, slipcasting — the technique of pouring liquid clay, or slip, into molds — has increased in popularity in the last 40 years with studio potters as a method of producing both simple and complex forms. Cast, But Not Least explores the landscape of North Carolina slipcasting, past and present, to show that it is not secondary to turning; the technique presents complex challenges and requires a different way of thinking about and creating ceramics.

Featured Artists: Stormie Burns, Herb Cohen, Amanda Crowe, Heather Mae Erickson, Bruce Gholson & Samantha Henneke, Lisa Gluckin, Chris Gryder, Bill Jones, Nick Moen, Tom Spleth, Mark Warren, Erin Younge

Curated by Emily Lassiter.

Some pieces in this exhibition will be available for purchase. Purchased pieces must remain in the exhibition until the exhibition’s end date.

Please join us for the opening reception of Cast, But Not Least from 6:00–7:30 PM on Friday, December 7th. The reception is free and open to the public.

The North Carolina Pottery Center is located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove.

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