Saturday, November 30, 2013

Bulldog Pottery Holiday Kiln Opening

Bulldog Pottery Holiday Kiln Opening- December 14, 2013, Seagrove, NC

Bulldog Pottery Holiday Kiln Opening
On December 14, 2013
10:00am - 5:00pm
3306 US Hwy 220 Alt
Seagrove, NC 27341
336-302-4452 or 910-428-9728

More Seagrove Potters with December 14th Holiday Kiln Openings are
Ben Owen Pottery
Dean and Martin Pottery
Donna Craven Pottery
From the Ground Up Pottery
Johnston and Gentithes Pottery
Michele Hastings and Jeff Brown Pottery

Bulldog Pottery Holiday Kiln Opening- December 14, 2013, Seagrove, NC

A Note-
We have new Exit Numbers into Seagrove. Seagrove is Exit 61 and the Black Ankle is Exit 58.

Friday, November 22, 2013

New Moka Glaze Pottery just in time for Celebration of Seagrove Potters Weekend

Bulldog Pottery Seagrove, North Carolina
 We have unloaded our second Moka glaze kiln this year for this weekend's Celebration of Seagrove Potters - Nov 22-24, 2013.  We will have one more kiln firing in time for our Holiday Kiln Opening on December 14, 2013.  There will be a few more Seagrove Potteries having kiln openings on that day.. Ben Owen Pottery, Michele Hastings and Jeff Brown Pottery, Dean and Martin Pottery, Donna Craven Pottery, From the Ground Up Pottery, and Johnston and Gentithes Pottery.  If I find out about anymore potteries we will let you know.

We enjoy making pots.

Lots of ideas whirling around in our minds.

We have mugs, bowls, cups, covered jars, and plates.
Bulldog Pottery Seagrove, North Carolina
Samantha made some of her insect plates.
Bulldog Pottery Seagrove, North Carolina 
 Ed and Gloria help us polish the bottoms of our pieces making the bottoms smooth to the touch.
Bulldog Pottery Seagrove, North Carolina
Bulldog Pottery Seagrove, North Carolina
We have a new puppy. 

Her name is Luna Bella. She is 4 months old today.

Both Bruce and Samantha made collaborations this for the Celebration of Seagrove Potters. Samantha decorated a large vase thrown by Ben Owen III and Bruce glazed a covered jar thrown by  Fred Johnston. These pieces will be auctioned off tonight at the evening Gala. Tickets can be purchased using eventbrite. Visit the Seagrove Potters website for more information about the Celebration and the Seagrove Potters.
The pots travel back in forth between both potteries... from making to decoratiing to signing to glazing to firing. 
Collaboration Vase going back to Ben's to be signed 
After Ben turned the large vase, he drove the vase over to us when it was still to wet to pick-up and sign.  The decorating that Samantha planned to do needs to be done at a specific time and Ben wanted to make sure that it was at Bulldog Pottery wet enough to put the dot pattern onto.  We drove the vase back to his pottery so he could sign the vase.  A lot of effort and time goes into the collaborations. These pieces are made by many Seagrove Potters for tonight's evening Gala. The Gala is the kick-off for the Celebration of Seagrove Potters weekend.
Ben Owen III holding the vase after he signed it
Samantha is holding the vase after it came out of the firing yesterday.  We could hold a contest to guess the number of dots on the piece, but then we would have to count them.  This is by far, the largest piece that Samantha has ever dotted.
Samantha Henneke with collaboration piece 
Bruce is holding Fred Johnston's thrown covered jar. Bruce glazed this piece with one of our celedon glazes and fired it in the gas kiln.

Bruce Gholson with collaboration piece
Collaboration by Fred Johnston and Bruce Gholson
We set up most of our booth for the Celebration of Seagrove Potters last night. We are still working on polishing, pricing, and packing our Moka glaze pottery for this weekend's Seagrove Potters show. 
Samantha Henneke at the Celebration of Seagrove Potters 2014
Bruce is wheeling out empty boxes to take back home to fill up with more pottery! There will be lots of pottery this weekend at the Luck's Cannery on 798 Pottery Highway 705 in Seagrove, North Carolina. Follow the Celebration of Seagrove Potters Facebook page and the Seagrove Potters Facebook page to find out more about us working potters here in Seagrove, NC.
Bruce Gholson at the Celebration of Seagrove Potters 2013
Bulldog Pottery booth last night. We will put the finishing touches to our booth later this afternoon, just before the Celebration Gala tonight.
Bulldog Pottery booth almost finished Thursday evening for the Celebration of Seagrove Potters 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

6th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters

Celebration of Seagrove Potters November 22-24, 2013 in Seagrove, NC

Next week...

6th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters
at Historic Luck’s Cannery 
798 N.C. Pottery Highway 705
Seagrove, North Carolina, 27341

  • Friday Nov 22, Gala 6 - 9 Catered reception, live music, collaborative auction, 1st pick of pottery
  • Saturday, Nov 23, 9 - 6 Silent auction 1 - 3 Demonstrations 11 - 5
  • Sunday Nov, 24, 10 - 4 Demonstrations 11 - 4
  • Saturday & Sunday Show Admission $5 Children 12 & Under Free Friday night Gala $40 in Advance Gala tickets purchase here and more info available at

The Celebration of Seagrove Potters kicks off the weekend with an exciting and festive Friday night Gala event.

The 6th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters is November 22nd – 24th. Seagrove potters have been working for months in preparation for this big event. This year’s Celebration features 57 Seagrove pottery shops and more than 100 authentic Seagrove artists. The Celebration, held in the historic Luck’s Cannery on 798 N.C. Highway 705 in Seagrove, is one of the most spectacular pottery events in North Carolina. Approximately 5,000 people visit each year throughout the weekend.

The Friday Night Gala, November 22nd, provides customers the opportunity to preview all the pottery available and to be first in line to purchase. Additionally, they enjoy live music and meet and greet with Seagrove potters during the catered reception. This year the menu features local restaurant, "Something Different" of Asheboro, live music and festive beverages.

 Ticket information at Celebration Of Seagrove Potters. Tickets for the Gala are $40 in advance purchase here. The Gala ticket price also includes Saturday and Sunday admission to the Celebration.

Saturday and Sunday event tickets can be purchased at the door for $5, with children 12 and under admitted free.

Celebration of Seagrove Potters November 22-24, 2013 in Seagrove, NC
Over 100 Seagrove potters, from 57 shops, are participating this year. Participating shops are: Avery, Ben Owen, Blue Hen, Blue Stone, Bulldog, Caldwell-Hohl, Chad Brown, Chris Luther, Crystal King, Daniel Johnston, David Fernandez, David Stuempfle, Dean & Martin, Dirt Works, Donna Craven, Dover, Eck McCanless, Fireshadow, Frank Neef, From the Ground Up, Gingerbread House, Great White Oak Gallery, Hatfield, Hickory Hill, JLK Jewelry, Johnston & Gentithes, Keith Martindale, King’s, Koepnick, Kovack, Lantern Hill, Latham’s, Levi Mahan, Luck’s Ware, Lufkin, Matthew Kelly, McKay, McNeill's, Michele Hastings & Jeff Brown, Nelda French, Nichols, Old Gap, Patrick Rowe, Pebbles, Potts, Ray, Riggs, Rockhouse, Seagrove Stoneware, Snowhill, Studio Touya, The Hutch, Tom Gray, Triple C, Turn & Burn, Whynot, and Windsong.

Celebration of Seagrove Potters November 22-24, 2013 in Seagrove, NC

The Celebration appreciates the support of the following sponsors: Life 103.1, Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation, Starworks, Carolina Arts, Flowers on Main, Village Printing, Bay Electric and Century Link.