Friday, July 29, 2011

Hilltown6 Pottery Tour - Massachusetts

Tomorrow and Sunday, July 30 and 31, 2011 the Hilltown6 Pottery Tour takes place in Massachusetts. Two of the potters that are part of this tour are our D.C. Pot Hop and Jam buddies, Mark Shapiro and Sam Taylor. 

This year we will meet up again with Mark and Sam at a home sale in Washington D.C., October 22&23, 2011 on Cathedral Ave.

The Hilltown6 Pottery Tour includes the following ceramic artists : Mark Shapiro, Sam Taylor, Robbie Heidinger, Erix Smith, Constance Talbot, Hiroshi Nakayama, Michael McCarthy, and Christy Knox.  You can find out more about these artists at the Hilltown6 Pottery website and also check out their Hilltown6 facebook page.

There is another very exciting upcoming 2012 event that includes Mark and Sam.  They will be the guest cousins next year for 2012 Mountain Cousins in Clay, NC at Michael Kline's pottery in Bakersville. We are looking forward to hanging out in the Mountains together in 2012!  Michael Kline shared a studio space with Mark Shapiro some years ago. Maybe there will be a future story about this by Michael on the Cousins in Clay blog.

I want to let you know that we are having a blast this summer in the studio at Bulldog Pottery. We busy making lots of pots and getting ready for this year's 2011 Mountain Cousins in Clay on August 26&27. 

 With the Potters Market in Charlotte following closely on Sept. 10th, and then our show at the Museum of Natural Sciences, then we hop onto the Pot Hop and Jam in DC.  Wow we have quite an exciting line up!  And of course there is the Celebration of Seagrove Potters in November.  Check out the new Celebration of Seagrove Potters Face Book page to see all the cool collaborative pieces being made for the Friday night Gala.

Below is Mark working on setting up his pots at last years Pot Hop and Jam

Sam Taylor with a selection of his pots at the Pot Hop and Jam

A close-up of Mark Shapiro's pottery

This is a close-up of Sam Taylor's pottery

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Red Ball Tested - Pottery Flask Passes

We are gearing up for the upcoming Seagrove Potters' event that takes place this November 18-20, 2011. We have selected one of Bruce's flask forms for the silent auction that will take place on Saturday afternoon at the "Celebration of Seagrove Potters".  The Celebration takes place at the Luck's Historic Cannery with around 60 Seagrove Potteries partcipating.  This is a special weekend for us when we all convene under one roof to sell our pottery together.  Usually we are at home working on our pots and greeting customers at our individual studios.  Hope you can make it that weekend, but hey you can come out to see us anytime of the year!

We have started a Celebration of Seagrove Potters facebook page where we are currently posting images of the collaborations that we are working on together.

Also there is a new Seagrove Potters facebook page. You can follow along with us as we post images of our process and the work that we are making.

Maxwell wanted to give the pottery flask a once over!  Make sure the piece is red ball approved!

Maxwell approves this Bulldog Pottery flask

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Green Tree Snail Shell

Papunia Pulcherrima (Green Tree Snail Shell) on display at the Lora Robins Gallery in Richmond. On the campus of the University of Richmond.

As the University's natural sciences and decorative arts museum, the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, with its collections of natural objects, cultural art and artifacts, and decorative and fine arts, holds over 100,000 pieces ranging from Jurassic dinosaur fossils to contemporary glass art by Dale Chihuly. Pre-Columbian vessels, ancient coins, Hindu art, and Oceanic art contrast with rare gems and minerals, prehistoric shells, coral, and fluorescent rocks. The collection of Asian art and artifacts includes more than 300 Chinese ceramics, spanning twenty centuries.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Heirloom Gardner

We received our Heirloom Gardner in the mail. Beautiful magazine. The folks that put this out is Bakers Creek Heirloom Seeds. Great seed catalog too!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mountain Cousins - Michael Kline Pottery in Bakersville

On August 26 and 27, 2011 we will over and up in the mountains at Michael Kline's Pottery studio. We will be bringing lots of our Moka glazed pottery that we are presently working on in the studio!

Sunday, July 3, 2011