Sunday, October 30, 2011

Celebration of Seagrove Potters at the Lucks Cannery

This ad appeared in the Carolina Arts on page 15 of their online newspaper

The Celebration of Seagrove Potters staring the Seagrove Potters
The weekend before Thanksgiving
Luck's Cannery on Pottery Highway around a mile from the town of Seagrove
See you there

On Friday evening November 18 the Gala begins at 6:00pm and lasts until 9:00pm (pre-purchased tickets $40 needed- check at the website for details)

On Saturday morning November 19 9:00am - 6:00pm (tickets sold at the door $5)

On Sunday morning November 20 10:00am 4:00pm (tickets sold at the door $5)

For more information and details check out Celebration of Seagrove Potters website or follow us on our Celebration of Seagrove Potters facebook page.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Our exhibition in the Nature Art Gallery

Bruce Gholson, Gloria Henneke, Samantha Henneke, Ed Henneke at our exhibition in the Nature Art Gallery
There still is time to go see the show in Raleigh!  Our exhibition will be up until October 30, 2011.

It was like a family reunion for us Friday evening at our opening in the Nature Art Gallery. The Nature Art Gallery is in the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. This was our fourth show there.  It was great to see the staff again, most have been present for all four of our exhibitions there, starting in 2004. 

Our first and second show was when the whole up stair's space was dedicated to rotating exhibitions.  Now 1/2 of the space is dedicated to the monthly exhibitions and the other 1/2 has a permanent gallery where you can buy a variety of Art. All of the shows have been memorable and all of the shows we have made something a little different.  Having a goal like this to strive for I believe has many advantages for us.  We tend to try something a little bit more involved, draw something new, and explore an idea that we have been wanting to do.  

We finally have uploaded individual images of all of the pieces that are in the show on our Bulldog Pottery flickr site. 

Life at the Bulldog homestead has been full of all kinds of activity. We are on our way to D.C. today for Pot Hop (Home Show Pottery Sale) and Jam with Massachusetts's potters Sam Taylor and Mark Shapiro. All four of us together will be giving demonstrations at the Hinckley Pottery Studios on Saturday evening. If you would like info about this event check out Hinckley Pottery's website. If you would like more info about where we will selling our work call (336_302_3469).

We will be dropping off our painting to the North Carolina Pottery Center today on our way out. There will be a special fund raiser coming up very soon at the Umstead Hotel in Cary, NC. You can read all about it at the North Carolina Pottery Center's website. 

We glazed two kilns full of crystalline vases for this weekend in D.C.  Some came out very sweet indeed, and we will have many other pots as well.

Below are images of our opening night.
This is the sign for the exhibition at the entrance to the Museum Store

When you walk into the Museum Store look up, and you will see where the exhibition space is.

Gallery director Karen Bethune talking with Bruce Gholson.   Karen is the one that arranged the work so wonderfully.

Another, Best shirt ever. Steve has some of the best most awesome shirts 

We were happy with the number of people that came to see our work It was great.

This is a good view of the space and our pots arranged on the pedestals.

Jim Davis is a book maker. He will be in a show at the Ackland  Museum Store, you can read about the event on facebook or follow the Ackland Museum Store's tumblr blog.

When you walk into the NC Museum of Natural Science, and begin the journey through the exhibits you will find out all kinds of information about North Carolina and our natural resources here.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Its Teamwork - Pot Hop and Jam - D.C. Road Trip

Pot Hop and Jam, "it's teamwork"
Friday morning before we left for our opening at the Natural Science Museum in Raleigh, we sat around the table busy as bees putting stamps and labels onto our Pot Hop and Jam postcards.  We hustled them down to the post office, which was a good thing, because we later found out that on Monday the post office was going to be closed.  We are going to be in D.C. with out pots and friends for a home show on October 22 and 23 with Mark Shapiro and Sam Taylor, two great potters from Massachusetts.  On Saturday night all four of us will give a demo from 6:30-10:30 at Hinckley Pottery. The demo is $40 in advance and $45 at the door. If you are in the area come by to see us!  That would be so much fun.  We did this last year and had a blast. Here are a couple of blog posts from last years Pot Hop and Jam

We are still working on those images that I took of the work we have on display in the Nature Art Gallery. I will make a post here when they are all up on flickr. It is amazing how time consuming sorting, editing, organizing all of those images can be.  

Gloria had family here this past weekend, and we toured around on Saturday to see some of the potteries. We had a blast.  We don't get the opportunity to get around to see the Seagrove potteries all that often.  Just too busy working in our own studio and taking care of our pottery shop.  But wow let me tell you it is fun and worth doing.  After taking everyone around on Saturday, while we were driving back we counted up how many different potteries we visited. We saw 9 potteries, and I commented "Just think there are around 50 more to see, when are you coming back?"

Below is our postcard for the Pot Hop and Jam in Washington, D.C., Oct. 22nd & 23rd

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Nature Art Gallery Number Four at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Insect plate by Samantha Henneke
We delivered our work yesterday to the Museum of Natural Sciences. Around 60 pieces will be on exhibit during the month of October in the Nature Art Gallery. The Nature Art Gallery is located on the mezzanine level in the Museum Store. We love this museum. It is worth the visit.   I will post images soon on our fickr site of the work that we have on display in the Nature Art Gallery. 

There is an exhibition that is on display in a large rectangular room on the second floor called, "Our Expanding Oceans: The Blending of Art and Science"
"The exhibit explores the major elements of global climate change, from melting ice to rising seas, and features more than 50 hand-dyed silk batiks depicting aerial, satellite and conceptual perspectives of our environment." 
Fish Shino Plate by Bruce Gholson