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July 2016

Opening Reception – Josh Floyd, Artist-in-Residence Retrospective

July 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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This exhibition is the culmination of my work as the Artist-in-Residence at the North Carolina Pottery Center. While continuing to focus on wood firing and salt glazing my own work, I have had the unique opportunity to be immersed in Seagrove's rich and diverse culture of pottery making. If the influence of Seagrove past and present is not immediately evident in my current body of work, my time here will certainly continue to inform my pots for years to come.…

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September 2016

Opening Reception: Into the Atmosphere (ECU Ceramics Guild)

September 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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East Carolina University’s Ceramics Guild presents an exhibition that takes a closer look at the variety of techniques using fuel-burning kilns. At ECU Ceramics, students experiment with different fuel types and firing atmospheres to achieve unique surfaces and finish qualities on their creative work. This exhibition showcases current work by ECU students whose explorations span the ranges of reduction atmospheres using gas or wood as fuel coupled with the application of ceramic, wood-ash, and salt-vapor glazing in stoneware temperatures. Please…

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November 2016

Opening Reception: “Into the Surface: Senior Exhibition, Abby Barringer”

November 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Candidate for BFA in Art with Concentration in Ceramics School of Art and Design, East Carolina University Abby Barringer creates geometric designs that she carves and smooths into her wheel thrown pottery. These patterns are based on her love for equal, consistent, and repeating designs. The work produced by Abby with its meticulous and detailed geometric carving is not only intricate and decorative but also functional. Into the Surface focuses on the ways that different carving patterns influence reactions to…

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Opening Reception: “The Busbee Legacy: Jugtown & Beyond, 1917-2017”

November 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Jacques and Juliana in front of the sales cabin, ca. 1938 The NC Pottery Center is pleased to present The Busbee Legacy marking one hundred years of the Busbees’ influence on our state’s pottery. Jacques and Juliana Busbee introduced classical ceramics from around the world to local Seagrove potters and fundamentally changed how Seagrove pots were designed, made, and marketed. Their new ideas were essential to the survival of Seagrove pottery in the first half of the 20th century and…

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Opening Reception: “North Carolina’s Traditional Women Potters”

November 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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North Carolina’s Traditional Women Potters is the culmination of a study and lecture presented at the Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival, in Hickory, NC, in 2015. The twentieth century saw the emergence of women potters from the lineage of European settlers, and while Native American women had been making pottery here for thousands of years, their names and work were definitively recorded through writing and images only as the century progressed. This exhibition is an examination of North Carolina…

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February 2017

Opening Reception: A Collector’s Collection

February 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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North Carolina is home to many pottery aficionados who are remarkable people not just for their collections, but also for who they are as people and for the passion they share for preserving, collecting, and sharing knowledge about our state’s rich pottery tradition. Many of those collectors have given pieces to the North Carolina Pottery Center over the years, something which the center deeply appreciates. "A Collector's Collection" focuses on forty exemplary art pottery pieces from the Collection of Bunny…

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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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August 2017

Opening Reception: What’s For Dinner?

August 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Exhibition dates: August 5 - November 25, 2017 Handmade dinnerware does more than feed a hungry body—it provides the user with visual nourishment and tactile delight. What’s for Dinner? celebrates the connection between ceramics and food through the work of twenty North Carolina makers, including: Cady Clay Works, Courtney Martin, David Voorhees, Dean & Martin Pottery, Doug Dotson, East Fork Pottery, Great White Oak Gallery, HAAND, Heather Mae Erickson, Jugtown Pottery, Mangum Pottery, Melissa Weiss, New Salem Pottery, Nick Moen Studios,…

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October 2017

Opening Reception – Atmospheric Shift by the ECU Ceramics Guild

October 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Atmospheric Shift by the ECU Ceramics Guild Opening reception: Sat., October 7, noon-2:00 pm Exhibition Dates: October 7 - November 25, 2017 As part of the ongoing collaboration between the North Carolina Pottery Center and East Carolina University’s School of Art & Design and Ceramics Program, we are pleased to present Atmospheric Shift by members of the ECU Ceramics Guild. Atmospheric Shift – When clay is fired it goes through several molecular changes, and the internal structure shifts to a permanent…

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December 2017

Opening Reception – The Last Drop: Intoxicating Pottery, Past and Present

December 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 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. (cropped) ©Trustees of the British Museum Please visit our special website for THE LAST DROP: INTOXICATING POTTERY, PAST AND PRESENT Project at www.thelastdropproject.org for complete information, to learn about the participating potters, see their pieces and the historical pieces from which they chose to draw inspiration, and keep up with events. IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CHIPSTONE FOUNDATION & CERAMICS IN AMERICA Exhibition Dates: December 9,…

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