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July 2016

Opening Reception – Penland Clay: Shaping North Carolina Ceramics

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 explores and showcases the Penland School of Crafts clay program's continuing influence on North Carolina ceramics. This story is told through the work of current and former Penland core students and resident artists who live and work in our state. Guest curated by Rob Pulleyn. Narratives by Gay Smith and Carey Hedlund. Featured Artists Stanley Mace Andersen, Paulus Berensohn, Cynthia Bringle, Geoffrey Calabrese, Cristina Córdova, Jon Ellenbogen, Susan Feagin, Maggie Finlayson, Terry Gess, Jane Hatcher, Michael Hunt, Shawn…

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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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