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Global Clay Day! at the North Carolina Pottery Center
October 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
On Saturday, October 20th, join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center for an all-day, worldwide exploration of clay! This free event allows visitors to get up close and personal with potters and techniques from around the world.
Participating potters will demonstrate and discuss ceramic techniques with global origins—including carving, turning, and even raku firings!
Participating artists include:
- Onay Cruz Gutierrez: Mexican ceramic traditions, including Tree of Life sculptures
- Hitomi Shibata, Studio Touya: Japanese tea pots, tea ceremony
- Ibrahim Said, Ibrahim Said Ceramic: Egyptian carving techniques
- Jeff Brown, Michèle Hastings & Jeff Brown Pottery: Korean mishima inlay technique, throwing tea bowls on kickwheel
- Stephen Baxter, Dover Pottery: traditional and Western raku firing demonstrations
“People have been creating ceramics for over 25,000 years, and in that time, they’ve developed countless ways of making and decorating pottery,” says Emily Lassiter, Educational Program Manager. “We’re incredibly excited to showcase North Carolina potters who have been influenced by timeless clay traditions from around the world. We think our visitors will be amazed!”
Admission to the Pottery Center will be free all day from 10 am until 4 pm, so come out for a fun day of discovery!
This event is presented in conjunction with the North Carolina Pottery Center’s current exhibition, Worldwide Welcome: Global Perspectives in North Carolina Clay, which is on display through November 27, 2018. The exhibit features 13 clay artists who have immigrated to NC from around the world, bringing with them a multiplicity of perspectives and traditions.
Featured artists in Worldwide Welcome include: Sasha Bakaric, Onay Cruz Gutierrez, Seo Eo, Mark Hewitt, Heléne Icard, Jinsong & Carol Kim, Jeannine Marchand, Reiko Miyagi, Anne Pärtna, Siglinda Scarpa, Hitomi Shibata, Takuro Shibata, and Hiroshi Sueyoshi.