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May 2016

Clay Talks! with Matt Jones

May 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Please join us for a presentation by Matt Jones, a potter in Leceister, NC, and a participant in the center's current exhibition, "Flower Power: Pottery and Plants." Matt's slide talk will focus on his work, process, and inspiration. Matt was born in Minnesota but raised in Wilmington, NC, and Charleston, SC. After taking a pottery class in college, he opted to become an art major; after graduation, he served as an apprentice to Todd Piker in Cornwall, CT, and Mark…

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June 2016

Clay Talks! from Korea

June 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Please join us for a slide presentation at the North Carolina Pottery Center on June 2 by three mid-career Korean potters:  Yeon Tae Park, Kyeong Hee Lee, and Jong Pil Kim. The presentation at the Pottery Center will focus on the current work of the Korean potters and their thoughts on traditional and contemporary pottery as well as their apprenticeships in Mungyeong.  The Mungyeong potters have learned traditional Korean ways of teaware making from Master Potter and Intangible Living Treasure…

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September 2016

Clay Talks! with Tom Suomalainen

September 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Join us on Thursday, September 1st, at 6 pm for a slide talk by Tom Suomalainen, a potter in Walnut Cove, NC, and a participant in NCPC's current exhibition, "Penland Clay: Shaping North Carolina Ceramics." Tom's slide talk will focus on his life, work, and inspiration. Says Tom, "My creativity was nurtured as I grew up in rural Minnesota taking care of the family’s cows, chickens, cats and dogs. My family’s garden was always an activity of great curiosity as…

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October 2016

Clay Talks! with Ronan Kyle Peterson

October 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Join us on Friday, October 7th at 6 pm for a slide talk by Chapel Hill potter Ronan Kyle Peterson (Nine Toes Pottery) and a participant in NCPC's current exhibition, "Penland Clay: Shaping North Carolina Ceramics." Ronan Kyle Peterson grew up in Poplar, a small community deep in the mountains of western North Carolina. He attended the UNC-Chapel Hill and in 1996 received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Anthropology, with a minor in Folklore. His interest in Folklore led him to…

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January 2017

Clay Talks! with Owen Laurion

January 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center on January 5th for a presentation by Owen Laurion, currently an Artist-in-Residence at NCPC. An interdisciplinary artist, Owen combines scholarly research with a studio practice exploring the (re)production of culture and personhood in contemporary society.  He holds a BA from the University of Rochester in Anthropology and Philosophy and a MFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has exhibited his work nationally and is the recipient of the Robert…

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February 2017

Clay Talks! with Pam Owens

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Please join us for a slide presentation at the North Carolina Pottery Center on February 2nd by Pamela Lorette Owens of Jugtown Pottery. Pam will discuss one of the North Carolina Pottery Center’s current exhibitions, "North Carolina’s Traditional Women Potters," which she curated. "North Carolina's Traditional Women Potters" is on exhibit through Saturday, February 11th. The exhibition is the culmination of a study and lecture presented by Pam at the Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival, in Hickory, NC, in…

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March 2017

Clay Talks! with Ray Owen

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Please join us for a slide presentation at the North Carolina Pottery Center on Sunday, March 5, 2:00-3:00 pm by Ray Owen. Ray's presentation, “The Busbees and the Jugtown Legacy,” is being held in conjunction with "The Busbee Legacy: Jugtown & Beyond, 1917-2017," an exhibition that is currently up through April 22, 2017! Ray's presentation in being done in conjunction with the NC Potters Conference. Ray will be describing the context for establishing the Jugtown pottery, the relationship between regional…

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April 2017

Clay Talks! with Kirsten Olson

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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  Clay Talks! with Kirsten Olson – April 6, 2017 Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center on April 6th for a presentation by Kirsten Olson, currently an Artist-in-Residence at NCPC. A graduate of Juniata College in Huntington, PA with a BA in Anthropology, Minor Fine Arts and an MFA Ceramics from University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Kirsten most recently served as Ceramics Adjunct Faculty and Ceramic Studio Technician at the Art Department of Juniata College. She has been an…

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May 2017

Great Pots Opening Reception & Clay Talks! Panel Discussion

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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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…

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June 2017

See Seagrove and take a trip to a Star!

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Join us for a day of Great Pots and meet world-renowned ceramic artist, Magdalene Odundo, OBE The North Carolina Pottery Center and STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise cordially invite you to visit us on Saturday, June 17th, to spend the afternoon in the heart of clay country admiring fabulous pots - old and new, and local, national, and international. Schedule  Noon-2:00 pm: Visit STARworks in Star, NC, to see Confluence, Wild Clay, and the School House Gallery too! (Squeezed in…

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