Sunday, March 29, 2009

Triad Area Spring Pottery Festival

Charlie Tefft's Wren pitcher

Just recently, Bruce and I were talking with our friend Charlie Tefft at the Potters Conference in Asheboro and thought that we could let our blog readers know about their upcoming Spring Potters Festival.   Charlie sent me a sampling of the potters' work that will be showing there.

The 11th Annual Triad Spring Pottery Festival will be held this upcoming weekend on Sunday, April 5th, from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Greensboro Farmer's Market.  There will be 70 potters exhibiting their work with a variety of styles to offer the public.  I was not able to get a full list of potters that will be showing, so you will just have to make a trip to meet and speak with them.  The admission is free.  

Kelly O'Briant's creamer and sugar

Leanne Pizio's zebra plate

On a side note: Greensboro potter Molly Lithgo of Earthworks will be showing her pottery during the month of July at our local Randolph County's Art Guild/Moring Arts Center in Asheboro.  Asheboro is a short drive from where Bruce, Ed, Gloria, and I call home--Seagrove.  Due to Asheboro's plentiful accommodations and proximity to Seagrove, this is where many of the out of town visitors stay, when traveling to the Seagrove Potteries.  Asheboro is also home to the North Carolina Zoo.  Just down the road from the Moring Art's Center where Molly will be showing her pottery, is the Randolph County's Tourism Development.  They work hard to promote our area, and to spread the word about the wonderful places that visitors can see in our comunity, which includes--the Seagrove Potters.  

Molly Lithgo's bowl


jimgottuso said...

really nice "wren" pitcher

Alex Matisse said...

Charlie Tefft introduced me back into clay when I first arrived in North Carolina as a freshman at Guilford College. He is a great potter,teacher, father and friend. I saw a few of his new "Wren" pitchers at the Catawba show and they are constantly changing and being more refined. He makes really wonderful work.

Michael Mahan said...

The community jug really is big enough for everyone's whiskey.


JLK said...

Samantha, Thanks for posting this! It is so important that the public go visit the Greensboro potters and hopefully they will get lots of biz there. With the confusion in Greensboro with the upcoming "Seagrove" Pottery Festival I hope that they (Greensboro Potters) do very, very well at their show and are not upstaged by MTP's show. NC has so many great potters and I wish them the very best on their weekend.

Bruce and Samantha said...

Hey Jim and Alex, We always look forward to Charlie's visits when he brings his students down here to Seagrove. It has been great watching his work grow and develop.

Michael can that jug hold IPA's too?

I agree with you Jennie I hope the Triad Pottery Festival is a success.

Sorry to Molly Lithgo for the her image loading up like that. I don't know why that happened. But if you click on it you can see the whole bowl.