Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Craft in America on PBS October 7, 8-9pm!

We received an e-mail from Pam Owens this morning. A gentler reminder:

Greetings Friends of Craft in America and Jugtown Pottery,
TWO NEW EPISODES will air on Wednesday, Oct 7th, 8-10pm*,
nationally on PBS!

The American craft tradition did not just appear, fully-formed and mature. Where have our craft practices come from? How do they continue? Each of the artists featured in “Origins” tie their work to early craft techniques and demonstrate how they are involved in passing these techniques to others in a continuum of creativity.

Included in this program:
Vernon Owens, master potter - Jugtown Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina. Vernon, a sixth generation potter,has been making pots at Jugtown for over 50 years, having started making pots for sale at the age of ten.
His story – and that of one of America’s oldest potteries – continues with Pam Owens, Vernon’s wife; son Travis, age 24, and daughter Bayle, age 19, all of whom work at Jugtown and continue the family tradition. We also hear from potter and former owner of Jugtown Pottery, Nancy Sweezy, and potter Mark Hewitt.

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