Friday, July 25, 2008

North Carolina Pottery Center

Fossil Fish Jug by Bruce Gholson
15 3/4" x 10 3/4" x 10 3/4"
$600.00 plus shipping
All proceeds (including the shippng cost) will be donated to the NC Pottery Center

The North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, North Carolina will close its doors if it does not raise $100,000 in the next two months. Since the writing of this appeal $20,000 more has been collected, making the total donations thus far, $30,000.

Bruce and I have chosen the above Fossil Fish Jug as our support piece for the Center. All proceeds collected from this piece will be donated to the North Carolina Pottery Center -- a non-profit organization. We have decided to do this in response to the letter that was written by a group of dedicated supporters for the Pottery Center. They have mailed out an appeal. You can view this letter in its entirety at Michael Kline's blog, Pottery Center Appeal. If you would like to purchase this piece from Bulldog Pottery, mail the check to us but make it payable to the North Carolina Pottery Center. For address and contact information go to Bulldog Pottery.

If you are not a member of the NC Pottery Center please Join!


Michael Kline said...

Wow, that's a gorgeous pot and a great show of support. I hope you all are doing fine. My "Sweet Annie" is enjoying the drought, as do the blackberries, but the garden is pitiful.

cookingwithgas said...

I just wanted to update you on fund raising for the NCPC- I hope everyone sees that the dollars add up. Sending anything from 25.00 and up is moving the center in the right direction for support. Here are some figures:
For actual cash donations and memberships total are 27,643.00.
From a private donor:
A North Carolina couple has offered a $10,000 challenge contribution to cap the North Carolina Pottery Center's $100,000 fund drive once the Center has raised $90,000. They hope that this challenge will encourage many others to "reach" for that $90,000 goal as soon as possible. They are making this challenge contribution in honor of Drs. Everette James and Nancy Farmer.

It is their hope that the Pottery Center, along with the Department of Cultural Resources and the North Carolina Arts Council, will continue to educate and encourage pottery art and history in North Carolina."

Keep the support coming- Thanks!