Sunday, August 17, 2008

Inside the North Carolina Pottery Center

The above image has two women pictured. The woman on the left is Nell Cole Graves and on the right is Dorothy Auman

We are planning on doing a series of what one may find inside the North Carolina Pottery Center when they visit.  There are many people that may have heard of the Center but have not had the pleasure to see it in person yet.  I wanted to show everyone what a fine place this is and what a loss it would be if it was forced to close its doors.   Please take the time to visit the Pottery Center and discover for yourself what a wonderful facility this is for learning about North Carolina pottery, and the rich history of working with clay.  

Bruce and I live around five miles from the Pottery Center and have been visiting there a lot more recently.   The Pottery Center is needing to raise $100,000 in order to keep its doors open. So far around $32,368 has been donated, and $10,000 more will be donated when the $90,000 mark is reached.   There are more fundraisers in place with some of them detailed at NCPC's website.  I wrote about Mark Hewitt's fundraising raffle previously, there is still time to enter.  You can find the appeal letter in its entirety at Michael Kline's blog, Sawdust and Dirt.  
You know the saying, "You don't know what you have until it is gone?" Well I feel that way about the Center. Let us not make this saying true in regards to this wonderful place.

Together we can help by joining the North Carolina Pottery Center.  Every little bit counts! 

The pictures below are an overview of the permanent display.


Michael Kline said...

Thanks for the virtual tour. I wish I lived closer, but it's always a nice to come to openings and events.

Bruce and Samantha said...

Your welcome. Bruce and I enjoy seeing you at the openings. I remember the first time we met at the Center when the ceramic painters from Turkey were demonstrating their techniques. I hope there will be more openings and events like that in the future!

cookingwithgas said...

Hi to both of you!- with the type of support you are giving the NCPC this will only add to its sucess. You show the true act of kindness.
How wonderful to show folks our pottery center in Seagrove.