Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Loading the Kiln: Celebration of Seagrove Potters Gala

We finished loading the kiln yesterday and we are now firing it.  This is always an exciting time.  We were able to fit most everything in the kiln which is a real treat.  Yesterday was cold.  
Bruce is loading a shelf into the kiln.
Ed and Bruce are bricking up the door to the kiln.

The Friday Night Gala :  Celebration of Seagrove Potters

This Friday night, November 21 there will be a Gala taking place at the Historic Luck's Bean Cannery.  This wonderful party will kick off the exciting weekend.  Tickets to the Gala are $35.00 a person.  This ticket will also get you into the the Celebration the next two days.  If you can't make the Gala, Sat. and Sun. admission is $5.00.   There will be music by The Lost Marbles, food, wine, and opportunity to preview and purchase pottery.  There will also be an exciting new twist to the evening.  Some of the participating Seagrove potters have joined together to create collaborative pieces.  These one of a kind works will be auctioned at the end of the evening.   
Below are some of the pieces that will be available.  Visit the Celebration's website to see more pieces that have been created and details about the Gala.  
Mary Anderson of the Courier Tribune wrote a wonderful article about the Gala this past Sunday.  

Syd Luck and faces by David Garner, Joe Foster, Randy James, Will McCanless, Vernon Owens, Travis Owens

Bonnie Burns and Sandi Barden

The Potters of Seagrove are very excited and happy to be producing their own show and uniting together.  As Michael Mahan said: 
“This event represents a shift toward celebrating the potters of Seagrove in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, working with each other to promote our trade and our way of life. I volunteered to demonstrate because it's a way of giving back to this community where I've been able to make a living doing something I love, and to share that spirit of living and working in clay with people who come to visit the potters of Seagrove. “


mandolinartist aka amanda said...

I was excited to find your blog. I visited your shop and studio last spring with a group of art teachers from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

Have fun at the Gala!

Bruce and Samantha said...

Thanks for the Cheers! We remember when all of you came through! Thanks for visiting our studio.