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Clay Talks! with Christina Bendo and Andrew Dutcher
January 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
**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 numerous exhibitions and completed residencies at Watershed Center, International Ceramics Studio in Hungary, and Liberty Town Arts Workshop. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, Christina has used her residency at the Pottery Center to continue her research into local materials and form connections to the local community of potters, drawing knowledge from an intergenerational base.
A ceramics major graduate of Warren Wilson College, Andrew Dutcher recently completed a three-year apprenticeship with Seagrove potter Daniel Johnston and has completed several residencies, including ones at Pocosin Arts, the Odyssey Center, and newly the Archie Bray Foundation. As a recipient of a Windgate Scholarship and Rudy Autio grant in Helena, MT, Andrew has recently constructed a large installation piece and explored North Carolina’s slipware traditions. He plans to continue to pursue these areas of work by taking the ideas and forms further and developing reliable slips and glazes as well as a line of work to sell. Andrew says, “With my training in making and firing, I hope to find the space to further explore my work and how it fits into the larger community of makers.”
Christina and Andrew’s talks will address their work, process and inspiration. A potluck at 6 pm will begin the evening’s events, followed by the presentation at 7 pm. Come out for a great night of food and community!
Location: The NCPC Educational Building located behind the NC Pottery Center at 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, 27341.
This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call the center at 336-873-8430. This ongoing lecture series is facilitated by Emily Lassiter, NCPC Educational Program Manager.