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January 2017

Clay Talks! with Owen Laurion

January 5, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 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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Free

**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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