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October 2017

Steve Compton Book Talk & Signing at Randolph Co. Public Library

October 5, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Randolph County Public Library, 201 Worth Street
Asheboro, 27203 United States
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Sponsored by The Friends of the Randolph County Public Library, the presentation is free and open to the public. The North Carolina Pottery Center will have copies of all six of Steve's books available for purchase at this presentation. Since his first visit to the site in 1974 as a newspaper photographer, Steve Compton has been a big fan of Jugtown Pottery. Written more than four decades later, his book, Jugtown Pottery 1917-2017: A Century of Art and Craft in…

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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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Turning Fundamentals with Eck McCanless

October 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$85 – $95

    In this hands-on workshop, participants will build wheel-throwing skills with one of Seagrove’s best turners! Eck McCanless will teach participants production turning techniques, including collaring and creating large multisection pots. Participants will have time for hands-on practice, while Eck offers insight and instruction. This class is geared toward those with a year or more experience with turning, but all levels are welcome. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Cost includes all materials and instruction. Space is limited, so…

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November 2017

Pouring Vessels CEU Workshop

November 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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  **Update: This workshop has been filled! If you are an in-service NC teacher and would like to be added to the waitlist for this workshop, or would like to know about future CEU opportunities, please email membership@ncpotterycenter.org or call 336.873.8430.**   As part of a collaboration between East Carolina University and the North Carolina Pottery Center, we are happy to invite in-service North Carolina teachers to a free CEU workshop on Saturday, November 11th, from 10 am-4 pm. Seo Eo,…

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NCPC Booth at the Celebration of Seagrove Potters

November 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - November 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Historic Luck’s Cannery, 798 NC Highway 705
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Nov 17, 6-9 pm | Nov 18, 9-5 pm | Nov 19, 10-4 pm The North Carolina Pottery Center will have a booth again at this year's Celebration of Seagrove Potters. The center will be selling new books including, “Great Pots from the Traditions of North and South Carolina” and “Controlled Burn: Wood-Fired Pottery in Seagrove, North Carolina,” as well as other items. Also this fall, the North Carolina Pottery Center is raffling off 2 Four-piece place settings by Kate…

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December 2017

Saturday Classes for Kids: Holiday Ornaments

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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 $8 NCPC Members | $10 Non-Members Participants will cut out 3 ornaments from wet clay, then glaze them. After being fired, the ornaments will be ready for pick-up in time to decorate your tree! This is a drop-in class—participants can stop by at any time during the class period. No need to register! (Note: If you’re planning to bring 10 or more children at one time, please let us know in advance so we can be ready for your group.)…

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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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January 2018

Clay Talks! with Christina Bendo and Andrew Dutcher

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Free

**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…

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Object Photography Workshop with Stuart Wagner

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$25 – $35

  NCPC Members $25 | Non-Members $35 Registration Deadline: Saturday, January 20, 2018   Part of the creative process is the act of recording for posterity what we have created.  With the prevalence and affordability of digital cameras, combined with their instant results, there is no reason we all shouldn’t be able to make some sort of record of our art. This 2 hour session, taught by photographer Stuart Wagner, offers simple, affordable ways to photograph one's craft with reproducible,…

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February 2018

Clay Talks! with Kim Ellington

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center on Thursday, February 1st, for a slide presentation by Catawba Valley potter Kim Ellington! A Hickory native, Kim attended Haywood Community College’s pottery program before opening his first shop in Hickory in 1982.  After the 1987 construction of a traditional groundhog kiln at Hart Square village, a local living history site, Kim moved his shop to Vale, the home of the Catawba Valley pottery tradition.  Through his friendship with and guidance from…

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