Sunday, March 12, 2017

Springtime in Seagrove, NC

Vase made by Samantha Henneke, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC
Hello! This morning we woke up to a little snow on the ground. I am sure it won't last long. It is really pretty though while it does. We are getting ready for our upcoming spring shows. Soon I will update our Event's sidebar. Oh my life sure does whiz by.

We just finished working with the Randolph Arts Guild on the North Carolina Potters Conference in Asheboro, NC. We are really thankful for all of the hard work and dedication the Randolph Arts Guild provides the community we live in.

We believe that Art provides us sustenance to our everyday lives. It nourishes us in so many ways.

What would life be without music, poetry, photography, books, theater, painting, sculpture...... and of course pottery.  Pottery is part of our everyday life--- using it, as well as, making pottery.

Is pottery in your life?

Brooks Jensen, a photographer and publisher of Lenswork magazine, was one of the speakers at the North Carolina Potters Conference last weekend.  He recently released a podcast about his experiences during his stay here in North Carolina. You can listen to his podcast through iTunes, it is called Lenswork. "Sharing the Creative Life Across Media" Podcast #1003. While you are at it download some of his other ruminations. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

daily picture beginning

Reflection in Pond, 1/27/17, Samantha Henneke, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC

     I started my daily picture taking again----- Not sure if this will be a daily practice, but definitely a weekly one.  I do enjoy looking for and composing images. There seems to me, something different that happens when composing an image in the square format versus the rectangle shape.  When I walk around with my phone I set the shape to square, with our dslr the shape is rectangle. These images I am sharing with you I took with my phone this past week. 

I visit our ponds often with Bella and I find this a magical place for me to be.  Water is a grounding element for my consciousness as we know it is with many folks.  

We have been working in the studio on a few new ideas, and I have been catching up with business projects. Hopefully, soon we will have a new website and updated events information for 2017. I am half way through our taxes and will finish these soon so my focus can be back in the studio (and website.) We are looking forward to our new website, surely a perpetual work in progress.

We are preparing for the upcoming North Carolina Potters Conference, which takes place the first weekend of March (March 3-5, 2017) in Asheboro, North Carolina. This will be the 30th year and we are looking forward to the pottery demonstrators and presenters. To learn more about the North Carolina Potters Conference visit the Randolph Arts Guild's website

The pottery demonstrators are David MacDonald, Gerit Grimm, and Blair Clemo. The presentations will be given by Stuart Kestenbaum, Sanjit Sethi, Andrea Gill, and Brooks Jensen.  It definitely will be a fabulous weekend, and anyone that loves ceramics and pottery, should consider signing up and spend the weekend with the potters and engage in the conversations about all things clay.

Luna Bella, 1/26/17, by Samantha Henneke, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC

Pond, 1/29/17, by Samantha Henneke, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC

Seed Pod, 1/30/17, Samantha Henneke, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC