Saturday, February 21, 2015

Making and Enjoying

Samantha Henneke rotating her thrown bowls for trimming, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC
We are enjoying some days of studio work.  Mixing throwing and preparing for a crystalline glaze kiln.  It is also yunomi time, preparation for the annual AKAR Yunomi Show.  We have been working towards the upcoming North Carolina Potters Conference on March 6-8, 2015. For this year's NC Potters Conference, there are added extras to the usual three day event. One addition is an added, optional bonus day at STARworks in Star, NC on Thursday, (March 5, 2015). There is also a special presentation by Judith Duff at the North Carolina Pottery Center, about the influence of Japan on NC Potters, on Sunday afternoon beginning at 2:00pm.

Our weekly Clay Share's and Potter's Pick have been focused on the upcoming NC Potters Conference. It is truly a unique and special weekend that is being planned, and many members from the Randolph Arts Guild, STARworks, and potters from Seagrove are busy getting ready for 150 plus attendees visiting Asheboro.
Bruce Gholson preparing vases for a crystlalline firing, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC
We visited Bobbie Thomas of Thomas Pottery and saw her cat baskets on her pottery table.  I pointed it out to Bruce and suggested that this could be a good solution for Koi. Koi insists on hanging with Bruce and trying to make a bed in his plastic. So far, so good. Koi likes her new place and is looking forward to an upgrade someday. Gloria brought in a lovely basket yesterday with high sides and lots of room for a blanket. Maybe a bit big for Bruce's table but could be good for a front window spot.

Kitty cat Koi enjoying her new box top bed
The pottery from Japan arrived last week at the Randolph Arts Guild.  In these wooden crates are ceramics made by Peter Hamann, Yoshitaka Hasu, and Fuku Fukumoto. These pieces go on sale late Friday afternoon I think at 5:00 but the time could be 5:30.  There also will be pottery by California potter Sandy Simon.  This is an excellent time to purchase some unique pieces for your pottery collection.  There will be examples of porcelain works by STARworks visiting artist Yoshiki Onoyama on view. We are also pleased that we will have a small exhibition set up of examples of historic Japanese pottery.  This show is open to the public to come see. Please do! The Randolph Arts Guild would love to see you and share their place with you.  Oh! and one more thing, the potters that attend the conference will be bringing 5 pieces of their work to show and sale. You definitely need to make a trip to Asheboro. #NCPottersConf
Japanese Pots arrived at the Randolph Arts Guild just in time for the NC Potters Conference

1 comment:

Linda Starr said...

what a treat to open up those crates of pots.