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May 2017

Great Pots Opening Reception & Clay Talks! Panel Discussion

May 6, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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January 2018

Clay Talks! with Christina Bendo and Andrew Dutcher

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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**Update: Due to inclement weather, this event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 10th.** Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center on Thursday, January 4th, 2018, for a presentation by current NCPC Artists-in-Residence Christina Bendo and Andrew Dutcher. Christina Bendo grew up helping her parents grow food in the rich red clay soil of Virginia. According to Christina, “Functional pottery is the perfect form through which to express the connection between earth, food, and dining.” Christina has participated in…

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February 2018

Clay Talks! with Kim Ellington

February 1 @ 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 Thursday, February 1st, for a slide presentation by Catawba Valley potter Kim Ellington! A Hickory native, Kim attended Haywood Community College’s pottery program before opening his first shop in Hickory in 1982.  After the 1987 construction of a traditional groundhog kiln at Hart Square village, a local living history site, Kim moved his shop to Vale, the home of the Catawba Valley pottery tradition.  Through his friendship with and guidance from…

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March 2018

Open House & Clay Talks! with Michelle Erickson

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Free

  In conjunction with the end of the North Carolina Potters Conference in Asheboro, NC, we hope you’ll join us for an Open House and slide presentation, entitled "Michelle Erickson: Distilled", by Virginia-based artist Michelle Erickson at the North Carolina Pottery Center from 1:00-4:00 pm on Sunday, March 4th! Michelle is internationally recognized for her mastery of colonial-era ceramic techniques and using those techniques to create pieces that explore 21st-century social, political, and environmental themes. Her pieces are in the…

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April 2018

Clay Talks! Historic Pub Games

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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'The Last Drop," Sketched by Thomas Rowlandson, Published by John Harwood, Jan 1st, 1829, London. ©Trustees of the British Museum   Historic Pub Games! To celebrate the North Carolina Pottery Center’s groundbreaking exhibition, The Last Drop: Intoxicating Pottery, Past and Present, on display through Saturday, April 7th, join us on Thursday, April 5th for an evening of historic pub games!   In 17th and 18th-century England, the pub was a hub of communal activity and fellowship—a place where people could…

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May 2018

Clay Talks! with John Burrison

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 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 Saturday, May 12th, for a talk and book signing by Dr. John Burrison, Regents’ Professor at Georgia State University! Inspired by John’s latest book, Global Clay: Themes in World Ceramic Traditions (Indiana University Press, 2017), this talk entitled, “Face Jugs/People Pots: Southern Tradition, Global Human Impulse,” explores the tradition of jugs with human faces—now icons of Southern folk art—within the near-universal global distribution of humanoid vessels. How did these striking objects…

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June 2018

Clay Talks! with Julie Elkins

June 7 @ 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 Thursday, June 7th for a slide presentation by sculptor and NCPC Artist-in-Residence Julie Elkins! Julie Elkins received a BFA in Craft and Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002. She first gained recognition for her porcelain sculptures exhibited at SOFA Chicago in 2003. From there, her work made its way into permanent collections of The Mint Museum of Craft and Design, The Fuller Craft Museum, and the Kamm Teapot…

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August 2018

Clay Talks! with Anne Pärtna

August 2 @ 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 Thursday, August 2nd for a slide presentation by Seagrove potter Anne Pärtna! Anne is a graduate of East Carolina University (2007) and holds an MFA degree with concentration in ceramics. She received her BFA degree from Estonian Academy of Art (2000), in her native Estonia, where her family still resides on a farm on the Gulf of Finland. She threw her first pot on the hub of an overturned tricycle…

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October 2018

Clay Talks! with Sasha Bakaric

October 4 @ 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 Thursday, October 4th for a slide presentation by Chapel Hill ceramic artist Sasha Bakaric! Sasha was born and raised in Croatia, where she had a successful career in finance and management before graduate school and family brought her to the United States. Her first encounter with clay was a pottery class for toddlers that she took with her then two-year-old daughter. Sasha felt the attraction and started taking classes and…

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