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Slipstravaganza: Historic Demonstration and Hands-On Workshop

February 24 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

$20 – $25


Learn more about the fascinating history and art of slip-decorated pottery through this two-part Slipstravaganza at the North Carolina Pottery Center!

Historic Slip-Decorating Demonstration with Mary Farrell 
12:30 – 1:45 pm

Mary Farrell of Westmoore Pottery is well known and respected for her fabulous slip-decorating skills, which she acquired over a 40+ year career in historical ceramics. In this free demonstration, she will recreate a jeweled and slip-trailed two-handled Staffordshire cup (ca. 1690) that is currently on display in NCPC’s exhibition, “The Last Drop: Intoxicating Pottery, Past and Present.” This event is free and open to the public.

Slip-Decorating Workshop with Andrew Dutcher:
Decorate your own tumbler!
$20 for NCPC members; $25 for non-members
2:00-4:00 pm

After being inspired by Mary Farrell’s demonstration, join us in a hands-on workshop to give slip-trailing a try!

One of the Pottery Center’s current Artists-in-Residence, Andrew Dutcher, will lead participants in a beginner’s slip-trailing class. Each participant will have the opportunity to decorate a hand-thrown tumbler using slip-trailing techniques in a trio of colors. You can decorate your tumbler in a historically-based pattern or create your own unique design!

Cost for this workshop is $20 for NCPC members; $25 for non-members. You can decorate additional tumblers for $10 apiece. Cost includes all instructions, materials, and firings.

Space is limited, so register early! To register, email or call the Pottery Center at 336.873.8430

About Westmoore Pottery
Westmoore Pottery was founded in 1977 by potters David and Mary Farrell in the Westmoore community near Seagrove, North Carolina. Westmoore Pottery focuses on creating historically accurate pottery as it would have been made and decorated in North Carolina between 1755 and 1850.

Westmoore Pottery’s work has been used by over 120 museums and living history sites and has been used in a number of films. In 2010, the North Carolina Society of Historians presented Westmoore Pottery with the Barringer Award of Excellence in recognition of its work with historical pottery.

About Andrew Dutcher
A graduate of Warren Wilson College in ceramics, Andrew Dutcher served an apprenticeship with Seagrove potter Daniel Johnston from 2014-2017. Andrew has also completed residencies at several clay centers, including Pocosin Arts, the Odyssey Center, and most recently, the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. While at the Bray, Andrew constructed a large installation piece and explored North Carolina’s slipware traditions. He plans to continue to pursue these areas of interest further and developing reliable slips and glazes as well as a line of saleable work.

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February 24
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
$20 – $25
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North Carolina Pottery Center
233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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