Monday, April 25, 2011

Many Blogs all Rolled into One

L-R Samantha Henneke, Doug Fitch, Tracey Broome, Angela Walford, Hannah McAndrew, Meredith Heywood, and Ron Philbeck
Everyone in the picture above is a Potter Blogger. It is a long story but the very very short of it is, these potters to my left made friends through their individual blogs. Pretty cool I think. Doug and Hannah came over to the U.S. from the United Kingdom and Scotland, and have been presenting workshops the past couple of weeks. Angela came over from Australia to be with them and travel. There are posts about their visit to Cape Cod at Hatchville Pottery Blog and their visit to Virginia at Dan Finnegan Pottery Blog.
Below are links to their blogs. Where you can find images from their recent travels.
Ang Design - by Angela Walford (Australia)
A Devonshire Pottery - by Doug Fitch (Devon, United Kingdom)
The Fifth Floor - by Tracey Broome (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
Whynot Pottery - by Meredith Heywood (Seagrove, North Carolina)
Ron Philbeck Pottery - (Shelby, North Carolina)

We have finished glazing most of these vases. One kiln load out yesterday and another on Monday. There will be more vases to glaze and fire when we get home from PA.

We are gearing up for our working vacation in Langhorne, PA. This week we will be attending the American Art Pottery Association conference and will be showing our crystalline vases at their Art Pottery Show and Sale on April 29 and May 1. (Ed, Gloria and Max will be maintaining the homestead) The show takes place at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel on Sat from noon-5pm and Sun from 11am-4pm.
This is the postcard for the show that we will be at this coming weekend.

Below is the banner for the first annual Behind the Scenes Pottery Tour, a fundraiser for the Northern Moore Family Resource Center located in Robbins, NC. This fundraiser takes place on May 15th, Sunday 2:00pm-7:00pm. Tickets are- Patron $100 (which includes a commemorative pottery piece) and individual-$45. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Behind the Scenes Pottery Tour website.
The Seagrove Potters that will be participating in this fundraiser are Luck's Ware, Dean and Martin Pottery, McCanless Pottery, From the Ground Up, Seagrove Stoneware, Avery Pottery and Tileworks, and Bulldog Pottery.

Below is Takuro Shibata and Santiago Ramirez Alvarez. They are standing behind some of the pieces that will be part of the fundraising auction for the Japan earthquake/Tsunami Relief. You can go to their Starworks Ceramics blog for more information about this fundraiser. There will be a special Open House and refreshments this Friday on April 29 from 5pm-7pm.
STARworks Ceramics fundraiser for the Tsunami/Earthquake relief in Japan.

The Grand Opening for the Co-op of Seagrove Potters is on Saturday, May 7th. The shop opens for its usual hours at 9:00am with an artists reception beginning at 4:00pm and continues to 6:00pm. There will be refreshments and door prizes. For more info call 336-873-7713. They will be glad to give you a color map and direct you to any of the local potteries that

comprise this amazing pottery community. Come for a visit!

From L-R (backrow) Phil Pollet, Nelda French, Janice Latham, Milly McCanless, Michele Hastings, Jeff Brown, Bryon Knight, Bruce Gholson David Fernandez, Tom Gray
(front row) Sally Lufkin, Bruce Latham, Samantha Henneke, Georgia Knight, Alexa Modderno

Oh what a beautiful day this was! Below is Cousin Paul and Ed building a trellis out of timber bamboo locally grown right here at Bulldog!

Oh how busy can we bee?? Well very beesy, to say the least.
Oh Yes!! and Cousins in Clay is around the corner! Yipee!!! We are so excited about our guests this year! Jack Troy from PA, Peter Lenzo from SC and Michael Kline from the good old NC mountain top!! Lots to do! we will be throwing for a few more days when we get back. We will be focusing on our Moka glaze for Cousins.


cookingwithgas said...

We loved stopping in - thanks for having us.

Bulldog Pottery said...

We loved it! Thanks for coming by

Tracey Broome said...

Bruce and Samantha, I just have to say, that place of yours is AMAZING! Thanks so much for opening your home to us and showing us around, it was a great day that ended way too soon! You are both very inspiring! I still say that when the day comes that you want to share all of your glazing secrets I will be the first in line :)