Sunday, February 28, 2010

NC Faces and Places

The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh issued a call for North Carolinians to send in their images of "What says North Carolina to you"? Well, for Bruce and I-- hands down its NC.Pottery for us. We found out about the submission on Thursday with a deadline of less than 24 hours away. We zipped on down to the NCPC Friday morning to take a few photos. The picture of us beside the turquoise floor vase was accepted into the NC Faces group on Flicker. There are around 600 images in the group, and I am not sure how many from that they will be taking for the project. But even if the picture is not accepted for the actual photo installation, we feel proud about sharing the North Carolina Pottery Center and its' Museum with others. The NCPC is a wonderful museum that houses North Carolina Pottery of both past and present. This place is located in Seagrove, NC and provides a place to educate the public about this special art form.

I did a blog post on the NCPC back in 2008. (I read my post of a 1 1/2 years ago (have I been blogging for that long??)) and it said that I planned to do a series of what you can find inside the NCPC. So much for staying on that focus, maybe this can be like another start to that idea. I still think it is a grand idea because there is a lot of different NC pottery in there, and maybe this will be an impetus to continue about what a fantastic role the NCPC plays for educating the public about pottery making. I did do a post about the Squirrel Bottle that is in their collection.

We are standing beside a large earthenware Floor Vase. This piece is attributed to CB Craven of Royal Crown Pottery, circa 1940 in Chatham County.
Here is a full view of the two large pots. The honey yellow Two Handled Vase is by Waymon Cole of JB Cole Pottey, c.1930, Randolph County.

We love this corner of the museum at the NCPC.
Here I am in between the "grand dames" of Seagrove traditional pottery. I am sure there are more Seagrove pottery women that belong here as well. Meredith from Whynot Pottery did some posts about her experiences growing up visiting her grandparents in Seagrove and then moving here in the 70's over in Whynot. I love this image of Virginia Shelton that she posted. Also there is a post about Dorothy Auman. In and around Seagrove, pottery was and is part of everyday life. Whether you made pottery or your neighbor made pottery, pottery has just about touched everyone that lives here in the neighborhoods of Seagrove.

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