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Clay Talks! with Julie Rose Hinson and Jared Zehmer
February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center on Thursday, February 7th for a slide presentation by the current NCPC Artists-in-Residence, Julie Rose Hinson and Jared Zehmer!
Julie Rose received a B.A in Anthropology, Media Society and the Arts from SUNY Purchase College, NY and completed a course at the City Lore Documentary Institute; Bronx, New York. She has been a journeyman potter with Sid Luck of Seagrove for the past two years and has long ties with the Seagrove community through her mother Sally Peterson, Folklife Director at the North Carolina Arts Council. In working with the Pottery Center, Julie Rose hopes to strengthen and foster relationships with potters, and specifically female potters in the Seagrove community. The documentation, exploration, and interactions that she hopes to gain through this residency will contribute to her larger goals of sharing the stories and cultural fabric of Seagrove with larger audiences through published ethnographic works.
Julie Rose says, “My work explores questions and cultural assumptions surrounding the place and presence of the female body and existence both in artistic communities and larger social landscapes. I intend to spend my time as AIR at the North Carolina Pottery Center continuing to explore ideas of usefulness and functionality in relation to the female body, working with local clays, learning more about the clay making process and experimenting with different clay bodies in the wood-fire kilns.”
Jared Zehmer received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and has lived and worked in Seagrove, North Carolina for the last 15 years. Jared has earned his living in the Seagrove area working as a journeyman/production potter for various shops in community. He has refined and honed his skills during this time period.
Jared says, “I intend to use this time as a resident at the Center to slow down and focus on a different line of work, specifically large sculptural pots with an emphasis on surface design.”
A potluck at 6 pm will begin the evening’s events, followed by Julie and Jared’s presentation at 7 pm. Come out for a great night of food and community!
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.
Location: The NCPC Educational Building located behind the NC Pottery Center at 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, 27341.