Wednesday, April 18, 2012

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Grand Opening

Lustre Shino Pitcher by Bruce Gholson
 This weekend the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will have their grand opening. They have built onto their existing building a large sphere. It will be their new Research Center. Bruce's pitchers will be among a group of pitchers that will be used in the opening ceremonies.

"Water collected from rivers, oceans and lakes around the world will be brought to the stage to symbolize the global nature of the Nature Research Center and acknowledge the life-giving water of planet Earth."

You can read about the opening ceremony "Nature Research Center will open Salute to Water" in the News and  Observer.
Water was collected from all over the world. Some of the water that was collected from the various bodies of water are the Tokyo Bay (Japan), Yukon River (Alaska), Dragon Bay Lake (Beijing), Dalyan River (Turkey),  Aplen Snow Melted (Germany), River Ghanga (India), Straight of Megellan (South America), and Moskava River (Russia). A total of around 42 Great Waters from around the world.

What an awesome idea!

Another article about the NC Museum of Natural Sciences opening can be read in The Pilot, "New Nature Research Center Opens at Museum".

"Nature Never Sleeps" is the theme of the opening. It lasts for 24 hours. Events starting at 5:00pm Friday until 5:00 pm Saturday.
Straw Yellow Pitcher with Red Swoop by Bruce Gholson

Greyish Whitish Pitcher by Bruce Gholson

Friday, April 13, 2012

Cousins in Clay in Seagrove North Carolina

"Cousins in Clay" in Seagrove, NC at Bulldog Pottery
"Cousins in Clay" Seagrove 2012 at Bulldog Pottery
Guest Cousins 
Ron Meyers & Judith Duff
with our Mountain Cousin Michael Kline

May 26 Saturday 10-5, 2012
May 27 Sunday 10-4, 2012

Greek Music by Chronis and Matthew Saturday afternoon
Michael Kline Brush Demonstrations on Saturday at 2:00 and Sunday at 1:30
Potters Potluck at noon on Sunday All Are Welcome

Bulldog Pottery is located 5 miles south of the town of Seagrove on Highway 220
 look for the blue water tower, 3306 US Hwy 220, Seagrove, NC 27341
for details call Bruce or Samantha- 336-302-3469 or 910-428-9728

There are images of the "Cousins" work on our Cousins in Clay Flickr set.

Bulldog Pottery presents "Cousins in Clay": An intimate Contemporary Ceramic Art Show in Seagrove, NC at Bulldog Pottery.  Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke will host exceptional clay artists Ron Meyers, renowned potter from Georgia, North Carolinian mountain potter Michael Kline, and North Carolinian potter Judith Duff. Ron is one of the most influential of potters and educators of our time. He is famous for his challengingly charismatic animal portraits, that decorate his undulating and expressionistic pottery.  Judith Duff, a potter from Brevard, NC, makes wood-fired organic, and ethereally earthy pottery. Michael Kline from Bakersville, NC is known for his lyrical floral brush imagery that gracefully wraps around his wood-fired traditional pottery forms. Bruce and Samantha of Bulldog Pottery specialize in iridescent crystalline glazes and imagery that reflect their interests in the natural world.  This is a special time to meet the potters, add to your art collection or begin one.  "Cousins in Clay"- is a kinship based on shared appreciation for the pursuit of excellence within the diverse language of clay.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Seagrove Pottery Kiln Openings - Celebration of Spring

Seagrove Pottery- Kiln Openings April 21 and 22, 2012
 We wanted to let you know about the upcoming:

Celebration of Spring Seagrove Pottery Kiln Openings
April 21 and 22, 2012
Thirty-six Seagrove Potteries will be participating with the Seagrove Pottery Kiln Openings. Visit these potteries at their individual studios and enjoy the lovely conversations and excitement that we all have for clay.  Hours will vary from pottery to pottery.
You can read, download, or print out the details of that weekend event in this month's, "In the Grove" - April issue by Rhonda McCanless.

Or you can read more about the kiln openings, "From the Ashes of Many Kilns, Seagrove, NC, the Center of Pottery in North Carolina, Rises Every Spring", at Carolina Arts Unleashed by Tom Starland.

The Seagrove Potters have two facebook pages- Seagrove Potters, and Celebration of Seagrove Potters, that you can "like" and follow along with the happenings here in our pottery community.

If you would like to down load a map or take a closer look at the images than we have here on this page, visit the Discover Seagrove website and there is a link at the top to download the pdf version of a map and the potters participating in the Celebration of Spring Seagrove Pottery Kiln Openings.

We had a great time this past weekend for our Daffie Days kiln opening.  We appreciate everyone that came out to our place, e-mailed, and thought about us.  We are thankful for all of your support you give us and our pottery.

We now turn Bulldog Pottery's focus to "Cousins in Clay" on May 26 and 27, 2012. It will be here before we know it, and we have lots and lots to do to get ready. We are looking forward to our honored guests Ron Meyers and Judith Duff, and our mountain cousin Michael Kline. We will have Greek music on Saturday afternoon by Chronis and we are crossing our fingers that Matthew will be coming from Asheville to play with him.  On Sunday we will host the Potters Potluck at noon and Michael will give a demo on Saturday at 2:00 and Sunday at 1:30.  We can guarantee lots of energizing talk about all things clay.

                                              Celebration of Seagrove Potters, Spring 2012
                                                                    April 21&22