We are looking forward to the 5th annual "Cousins in Clay" Mountains! Every year, we, along with Michael Kline, host two "Cousins in Clay" events. One at the beginning of the summer (weekend after Memorial Day) at our Bulldog Pottery studios in Seagrove, NC and one at the end of the summer at Michael Kline's Pottery in Bakersville, NC. This year the Mountain Clay Cousins will be on Labor Day Weekend, September 5-6, 2015.
Two artists we admire, Justin and Brooke Rothshank, will be our guest cousins at the Labor Day weekend show and sale. Justin makes pottery with layered surfaces of decals and glazes that integrate well together on his functional pottery forms, and Brooke paints miniature images that are amazing in detail.
We set up our pottery under white tents on the hill top of Michael's and Stacey''s property under beautiful oak trees very near his workshop and sales gallery. This year his wife Stacey Lane, a jeweler, will have her work for sale in Michael's gallery along with Brooke Rothshank's paintings. Michael is a short drive (around 10 minutes) from the famous Penland Craft school. It is always a treat to take our work to the NC Mountains!
We are also busily getting ready for the 11th Annual Potters Market Invitational at the Mint Museum Randolph, September 12th, in Charlotte, NC! This is a wonderful event that we are proud to be invited to participate in along with 40 other potters. Stay tuned for the next blog post to read more specifics about the Mint Museum's PMI.