Friday, April 3, 2009

Part III : Seagrove Community Woodfiring at the North Carolina Pottery Center

Susan Green -  A very instrumental person in putting this whole thing together.  A big thank you to Susan!  

The Kiln Loading Shift
from left to right: Hitomi, Susan, Scott, Alexa, Sally, Chad, Michael, Phil, David
pottery names: STARworks Ceramics, Susan, Thomas, Seagrove Stoneware, Fireshadow, Chad Brown, From the Ground Up, Old Gap, Seagrove Stoneware

The Seagrove Potters moved right along this afternoon loading all of the pots into the kiln.  Already talking about when the next community wood firing could be.  Maybe next time it could be all drinking vessels?  Everyone was exclaiming how much fun this is.  This is a really good collaborative event for us here in Seagrove.  We all get so busy with our day to day lives and pottery making, that we don't get to see each other very often.  We may all live within 10-20 miles from one another, and you would think that we see one another all the time.  Every once in awhile at the post office or a drop in.  With our shops open full time to greet visitors we are busily working in our studios 6-7 days a week.  Anyway it was a beautiful, day and the Seagrove Potters are happily working together.  

TOMORROW: The firing of the wood kiln will take place.

INSIDE the North Carolina Pottery Center there will be the closing reception in the afternoon for the Owen/Owens : 175 Years of the Family Business Exhibition.  There will be a catalog signing and music all afternoon.  I can't wait this will be fun.  Ed, Gloria and I will take turns listening to the music and watching the shop here at home.  Bruce is on the firing shift from 10:00am -4:00pm.

Matthew Nance will play bluegrass from 1:00-2:00
The Bolicks will play old time mountain music from 2:00-3:00
Michael Mahan and Will McCanless will play Irish Music from 3:00-4:00

The potters busily moving around the kiln getting it loaded for Saturday's firing crews.

Chad (Chad Brown Pottery) and Scott (Thomas Pottery)

Sally (Fireshadow) and Hitomi (staff of STARworks ceramics) bricking up the door to chamber two which will be salt fired.

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