Bruce gets a Bingo! B7, pretty much the same spot as last year
A few nights ago there was a Celebration of Seagrove Potters meeting. We talked a bit about stuff, and then formed a line to pick booth locations. Bulldog will be set up at nearly the same location that we were for last years Celebration. Everything is going smoothly this year, and excitement is growing for this years Annual Celebration at the Luck's Cannery. A date was set for building clean-up, auction collaborations were discussed, and Bonnie showed new Celebration bags that will be available for purchase.
The North Carolina Pottery Center will have a booth as well, and will have two educational talks on Saturday afternoon. A lot goes into planning for the Celebration, and the potters are all working together to make our event a success. There will be a few food vendors and boy scouts selling biscuits, places for people to sit and rest, demonstrations in the afternoon for the visitors, and a $1 - $10 booth, only for children. The proceeds from these sales will be donated to the art program at Seagrove Elementary School and Westmoore Elementary school. The Seagrove Potters supply this booth with low cost items for the "children only" to choose from.
All of this has been a true learning experience, and there are always new things to consider coming around the corner. Nothing is ever perfect, and there are always issues to tweak and to improve on, in order to run the Celebration more smoothly.
We think the idea of drawing numbers for booth placement is one example of how the Celebration is working in the best interests of the Seagrove Potters. This is a more equitable way of operating our event than seniority privileges and featured potters. No one is stuck in the corner because of some political problem with the promoter. We, the Seagrove Potters, are the promoters of this event.
The women behind the table are Mary (From the Ground Up), Jennie (JLK Jewelry) and Susan Greene. Thank you for keeping all of this so organized and well done!
Below: From L to R: Cross Creek, Latham, Bulldog, Windsong, Country Pots
Back L - R: Turn and Burn, Chad Brown, Touya, Johnston and Genthsis,
Front Center: Zehmer
From L-R Turn and Burn, Johnston & Genthesis, Caldwell-Hohl, Lufkin, Touya