Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
An excerpt from Dan Finch's website : "The studio is not only Dan's work space, but is also a school for pottery students to explore the craft. The relaxed atmosphere and studio hours are a result of Dan's friendly, generous teaching style. He is quick to share his knowledge and experiences as he quietly guides students through the learning process. Each student is allowed to grow at his or her own pace, resulting in pots that reflect the individual's personality and creativity."
"Historical Pottery of Fayetteville Pottery"
Highlighting: 19th Century Webster and Pot Pottery
In Gallery I & II.
Also featuring Webster reproductions by David & Deborah Garner of Turn & Turn Pottery, Gallery III.
Artist Reception: Friday, August 14, 2009 5:30 - 7:30 pm
(Free to the public)
Sunday, July 19, 2009
This past Thursday we filled out our membership renewal for the North Carolina Pottery Center located in Seagrove. It is that time of the year again. It is crazy how time flies and it has been a year since they did their membership drive. It is time for another! The Pottery Center, like all non profits has been hit hard with the economic downturn, and can use all the support it can get from potters and pottery lovers. This year we decided to buy a brick from the Gift Brick Program. We have been wanting to do this for awhile now, and there is no better time than the present.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
We have started a new blog. It is called Three Corners Clay. I will be posting about events in our community in which we live.
There are many reasons that make the working Seagrove Pottery Comunity unique, and one of them is our location. The Seagrove Potters are situated geographically in the center of the State at the corner of three counties (Randolph, Moore, Montgomery), hence the name Three Corners Clay. There are some potters with their property in two different counties. We live in Montgomery County and we are about a mile or so drive from Randolph and Moore.
Today we posted about a ground hog kiln firing that will be taking place at the North Carolina Pottery Center this coming Saturday. There will also be two kiln openings this Friday here in Seagrove. Ben Owens III will have an opening on Friday evening, and Johnston and Genthesis Art Pottery is have a kiln opening on Friday and Saturday. There is the annual peach festival taking place in Candor on Saturday as well. The Seagrove Pottery shops are open for visitors daily. For a quiet rural area there always is something to do here.
As the Grateful Dead sing..."Nothin shakin on shakedown street. used to be the heart of town. Dont tell me this town aint got no heart. you just gotta poke around."
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
There are crystals all over this pitcher. You just can't seem them well in these photographs. These glazes have always been a challenge to take an image of. The crystals on them are illusively refractive, and only show at certain angles and intensities of light.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
In our small pond we released five koi and 50 catfish. We decided to give it a try in this pond since all of our fish there seem to be gone. The baby catfish and koi would be supper for the bass in the larger pond. We had our small pond dug out and made deeper last year when digging trenches for geothermal, and we think all of the fish kicked the bucket. Hopefully this will be a safe haven for them to grow up in, and maybe later we will introduce the koi to the bigger pond. I bought two oranges, two whites with black spots on their heads, and a solid white one. I think it would be so much fun to see a group of koi swimming around together from the house.