Sunday, February 22, 2009

Seagrove community woodfiring at the North Carolina Pottery Center

Double Chamber Wood Kiln at the North Carolina Pottery Center

This is a kiln designed and built by Will Ruggles and Douglas Rankin and many workshop participants a handful of years ago.   Michael Hunt, Liz Sparks, and Sogo from Japan were assistants to the workshop.  This kiln is located downtown Seagrove at the Pottery Center and will be in action soon.  A group of potters from the local Seagrove pottery community will converge at the Center to jointly fire this kiln on April 4.  We are inviting the public to come visit with us, watch, and ask questions about the firing process.   In the afternoon there will be a reception for the closing of the The Family Business : 175 Years of pottery by the Owen/Owens.  There will be music, catalog signing, and good conversation.  We are excited about the spring and the warm weather that is approaching.  This is always an exciting time in a potter's studio.  Like the daffodils and the forsythia blooming I feel this is a period that we come out of hibernation from the wintry months of January and February and the creative juices begin to flow.  Let it Flow.

More details at the Celebration of Seagrove Potters website.

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