Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Potters Market - Garth Clark - Washington D.C.

Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke at the 8th Annual Potters Market

8th Annual Potters Market, Charlotte, NC

Almost a month ago we were in Charlotte, NC at the 8th Annual "Potters Market Invitational".  It was a beautiful weekend and we enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of the Delhom League with our fellow potters.  Many of our pots went to new homes and many pieces joined other pots in people's growing collections. The Mint Museum Randolph houses a special pottery collection that has examples of historical European and Asian Ceramics called the Delhom Collection. The Delhom Service League holds classes to teach docents and inform the public about the wonderful world of ceramics and its history.  They have weekly classes during the fall, winter, and spring given by members of the Delhom to teach about the pieces in the collection as well as a monthly lecture about a topic in Ceramics.  This is a valuable resource for ceramics not only for North Carolina but for the United States.  

Garth Clark comes to North Carolina

Coming up on October 16th there will be an all day pottery symposium titled "Traditional Pottery: Back to the Future". Well-known ceramics art critic Garth Clark will be there along with Matt Jones, Mark Hewitt, and Charlotte Wainwright speaking about pottery.  You can visit the Mint Museum website for details and sign up for a nominal fee of $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers which includes lunch.  Garth Clark will also be a part of two more symposiums in North Carolina. One will be in Asheville on October 20th and the other at the Gregg Museum in Raleigh on October 18th. Check out Matt Jones website for more details.

Pottery on the Hill, Washington D.C.

We have been busily getting ready for our next pottery show called "Pottery on the Hill" in Washington D.C., on October 26-28, 2012. This first time pottery event takes place at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital on 921 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E.  Fifteen potters have been invited to show and sell their work for what will be an annual fundraiser.  The Hill Center is a great location of many activites such as food classes, concerts, art classes, films, and many more. Check out the Hill Center website for details about all of the cultural activities that they offer.
The list of potters that will be there includes Bob Briscoe, Trista Chapman, Naomi Dalglish, Dan Finnegan, Warren Frederick, Bruce Gholson, Ryan Greenheck, Samantha Henneke, Matthew Hyleck, Michael Hunt, Michael Kline, Mark Shapiro, Stacy Snyder, Sam Taylor, and Catherine White. For details about the event visit Pottery On the Hill. There is a special Friday evening preview reception for this pottery event (tickets required).  The Saturday and Sunday are free to the public

Samantha's Butterfly vase was purchased by the Delhom Service League for their growing collection of contemproary North Carolina Pottery.

Save the Date for Cousins in Clay on June 1 and 2, 2013! Our honored guest cousins this coming year will be David MacDonald from Syracuse, New York and returning honored cousin Jack Troy from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Of course you will see Michael Kline our collaborating mountain cousin from Bakersville, North Carolina.

Cousins in Clay Save the Date Card - June 1-2, 2013


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