Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Yunomis for AKAR

 Yunomi by Bruce Gholson, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC
Every year the AKAR Design Gallery (located in Iowa City) holds a Yunomi invitational. Over the years it has grown and now there are 187 potters that are apart of this online sale.  The yunomis sell fast so if you want a chance to buy you need to set up an account and be ready when it opens online at 10:00 Central (which is 11:00 Eastern time).  Many artists sell out in the first 1/2 hour of the show.  The sales are online only.

We enjoy making Yunomis every year for this show.

Pictured here are our Yunomis that will be for sale at the AKAR Yunomi show opening this Friday April 25, 2014

Here are the details…
Upcoming Show: April 25 - May 16, 2014
2014 Yunomi Invitational (Online Only!)

Yunomi (U-know-me)- A form of teacup, typically made of ceramic material, being taller than wide, with a trimmed or turned foot. Unlike the more formal chawan tea bowl which is used during the Japanese tea ceremony, the Yunomi tea bowl is made for daily (or informal) tea drinking.

The Countdown Has Begun!

The Yunomi Invitational is now only a few days away! This is their largest annual show; this year they have a total of 935 Yunomi.  Please remember this is an online event only, therefore they will not be taking any requests over the phone or by email on the opening day. This Friday, April 25, at 10:00 AM Central Time all Yunomi will be available at AKAR.

You will need to create an account at AKAR Design if you want to be ready to make a request when the 2014 Yunomi appear this Friday at 10:00 AM Central Time. If you have already registered on our website, be sure your account information is current.

To register as a new customer visit your AKAR Account Login Page. Submit your email and password, and then fill out your account information. You will not need your credit card information to register.

After you've created your account, you can immediately browse the site and pick products from our selection of artists and designers. If you find an artist on the 2014 Yunomi list above whose work you like, consider book marking his/her artist page. When the new Yunomi appear, you'll save precious moments as other customers race to find and purchase their own favorites.

If you have questions about the ordering process or the 2014 Yunomi Invitational, please call the gallery at (319)351-1227 or email

Yunomi by Bruce Gholson, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC
Yunomi by Bruce Gholson, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC
Yunomi by Bruce Gholson, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC

Yunomi by Bruce Gholson, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC

Yunomi by Samantha Henneke, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC
Yunomi by Samantha Henneke, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC
Yunomi by Samantha Henneke, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC

Yunomi by Samantha Henneke, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC

Yunomi by Samantha Henneke, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Celebration of Seagrove Potters Annual Spring Kiln Opening

Visit the Seagrove Potteries, Seagrove, North Carolina
  There are 37 Seagrove Potteries collaborating together on April 26 and 27, 2014 for the annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters Spring Kiln Openings. Bruce and I will have a large selection of our crystalline vases here at our Bulldog Pottery shop.

We want to thank all the volunteers that are working hard at organizing the Seagrove Potters' spring kiln opening event.  And thank you to our sponsors, Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau and Life 103.1. We do appreciate your support! There will be a map that you can pick up at any of the participating potteries.

 The Seagrove Potteries that are participating are

Avery Pottery & Tileworks, Ben Owen Pottery, Blue Hen Pottery, Bulldog Pottery, Caldwell-Hohl Artworks, Coop of Seagrove Potters, Chris Luther Pottery, Crystal King Pottery, Dean & Martin Pottery, Dirtworks, Donna Craven Pottery, Eck McCanless Pottey, Freeman Pottery, From the Ground Up, Great White Oak Gallery, Hickory Hill Pottery, JLK Jewelry @ Jugtown, Johnston & Gentithes Art Pottery, Jugtown Pottery, Keith Martindale Pottery, Kings Pottery with Crystal King, Latham's Pottery, Luck's Ware, McNeill's Pottery, Michele Hastings & Jeff Brown Pottery, O'Quinn Pottery, Pottery by Frank Neef, Pottery Road Studio & Gallery, Pott's Pottery, Ray Pottery, Seagrove Stoneware, Smith Pottery, Snowhill Pottery & Tileworks, Studio Touya, Thomas Pottery, Tom Gray Pottery, Triple C Pottery.

Follow, Like, and Share our Celebration of Seagrove Potters Facebook page, there are many posts of all the different potters that are participating in this years spring kiln opening event.  We also have a Seagrove Potters Facebook page that is filled with images of Seagrove Potters.

Visit the Seagrove Potteries, Seagrove, North Carolina

Friday, April 4, 2014

Daffie Days - Celebrate the Vase and the Ubiquitous Daffodil

Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina

Join us today and tomorrow at Bulldog Pottery for

"Daffie Days"
April 4-5, 2014
Friday and Saturday
3306 US Hwy 220 Alt.
Seagrove, NC 27341

Our Bulldog Pottery shop is full of new vases. Looking forward to seeing you!

We have been enjoying looking at the range of glaze colors and crystals. We have new glazes that we are working on - Cosmos, Galaxy, The Other One, Rad Gold, and Gold Gold (we need names so we know which glaze we are talking about). Bruce has a lot of work ahead of him. (about 3/4 of these vases need to be polished) We are pretty excited right now and are ready to make more pots! Smile.

Stay tuned for some individual vase images.

Daffodil at Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC