Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Seagrove in the Blogosphere : Carolina Arts Unleashed

NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC, Features Works by Fred Johnston and Carol Gentithes

"The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC, will present the exhibit, To Prey or Not to Prey, featuring works by Fred Johnston and Carol Gentithes, co-owners of Johnston and Gentithes Studios in Seagrove, NC, on view at the Museum’s Nature Art Gallery from Oct. 2 through Nov. 1, 2009.".......

To Read More about these Seagrove ceramic artists and their upcoming exhibition go to Carolina Arts Unleashed a blog by Tom Starland who is the editor of Carolina Arts.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Uwharrie Mountain Festival


October 10, 2009 : Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Location: Eldorado Outpost and Kings Mountain Point, near Troy, North Carolina

Welcome to the Uwharries. An ancient mountain range located in North Carolina, this area of extraordinary natural beauty and diversity is the perfect location for a celebration of the historical, cultural, natural, and recreational amenities unique to this region.

The festival is held the second weekend in October in the Eldorado community of Montgomery County, North Carolina with many activities taking place at Kings Mountain Point, a newly developed recreational day use area in the Badin Recreation Area in the Uwharrie National Forest. Surrounded on both sides by beautiful forest, water, and mountains, this is the ideal location to spend a Saturday.

With a list of activities that includes such events as a canoe adventure race, a beautiful trail run, a century bike ride, orienteering and geocaching, music in the mountains, book signings by local authors, nature walks, pottery demonstrations, and the taste of the uwharries, this event truly has something for everyone. Navigate our website to find out more about these events, directions, and contacts for more information. We look forward to seeing you in the Uwharries!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Seagrove Pottery: By the Farm Bureau

Interview of David Garner of Turn and Burn, Tom Grey of Tom Grey Pottery, and Views of the Inside at the North Carolina Pottery Center.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Autumnfest : Southern Pines, North Carolina

Saturday, October 3, 2009 -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

AUTUMNFEST 2009 is celebrating its 31st year and is bigger and better than ever with the Downtown Park boasting an expanded area for booths, entertainment, crowds, and fun! Everyone is invited to come early to the picturesque setting of Southern Pines and enjoy this wonderful, small-town festival!

Presented by the Arts Council of Moore County and the Southern Pines Recreation & Parks Dept., AUTUMNFEST is presented on the first Saturday in October at Downtown Park in beautiful Southern Pines, North Carolina. The festival has something for everyone: arts and crafts, live entertainment, great food, fun rides, a One-Mile Fun Run/Walk, a 5K Road Race, and much more!

AUTUMNFEST Information Contacts:
Vender Booths/Other Info.: Sue Gillis - gillis@southernpines.net - 910-692-2463
Entertainment: Chris Dunn - 910-692-4356
5K Race/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk: Jordan Phillips - phillips@southernpines.net - 910-692-2463

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Seagrove in the Blogosphere

There is a great blog post at FlowerGardenGirl Blog. She talks about the German Frontier Culture Museum and had some wonderful images to look at. Beautiful Chickens.

"........The German homes were not lavishly furnished but they did introduce us to some beautiful pottery pieces. The pottery is earth tones and the designs are unique. Several potters in my area of Seagrove still make this pottery today and it hugely famous. Take a look at New Salem Pottery and see what I grew up eating on and drinking from. I inherited a few priceless pieces."

Saturday, September 19, 2009

"Brown Sugar Art Pottery Glazes" by Jay Henderson

There is a fantastic post at the Potters for the North Carolina Pottery Center by Jay Henderson Titled : "Brown Sugar Art Pottery Glazes"

"North Carolina's vintage art pottery shops usually had a glaze referred to as "Brown Sugar." These rustic-looking glazes were popular with tourists and were in demand by the candle-making operations which purchased large numbers of small wares." ...... To Read More and to See More Images Visit Potters for the North Carolina Pottery Center.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Starworks Glass Lab Open House tonight!

StarWorks Glass Presents September 18th OpenHouse!

We welcome the public to come and experience the exhilarating
art of glassblowing. We will be doing live glassblowing demonstrations. This round of demonstrations will consist of the artists executing more advanced forms and techniques. Also art work made for Starworks will be Available for purchase.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Liberty Antiques Festival

Visit Liberty in the Heart of North Carolina - home of the Liberty Antiques Festival! Twice a year 400 dealers from more than 25 states pack a 100-acre farm near Liberty, North Carolina with 18th to 20th Century furniture and paintings, as well as pottery, glass, clocks, dolls, toys, military items, fishing collectibles, decoys, jewelry, quilts, folk art and “in the rough” country Americana! It’s the way it used to be—NO CRAFTS OR REPRODUCTIONS—just truckloads of antiques and collectibles. You’ll bring something home from this show!

Friday & Saturday, September 25 & 26
8 am to 5 pm
$5 per person - free parking Children under 12 free!
Pike Family Farm
For visitor information, call (800) 626-2672

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Friday, September 25, 2009

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Moring Art Center

Sara Smith Self Gallery

“Philshoreanese translation”

Ladies and Gentlemen, Come one, come all, to see the world’s largest miniature gathering. Come see for yourselves the Grand Poobah, the Mystic of the Arts, the man of many colored coats, the wearer of many hats, beards, and other forms of ornamentations, the carrier of many “plagues”, THE ONE, THE ONLY ( there can only be one), HIGH EXALTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR”EMERITUS”

Philip Linus Shore, III

Fifteen years of service

*shipping and handling not included

*void where prohibited

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Join us for the Celebration of Seagrove Potters

Join our e-mail list and a chance to win Gala tickets.

Friday, November 20, 2009 - Gala Preview Party

Please join us on Friday night for our Gala Preview Party. This is your opportunity to browse and shop the booths before the marketplace opens Saturday morning. We will feature a delicious spread of heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer and assorted beverages. A live band will be performing and the popular Seagrove Collaborative Pieces auction will take place. Artists from different potteries will work together to make one of a kind pieces, all created here in Seagrove! The Gala begins at 6pm, inside the exhibit hall at the Luck's Bean Cannery in Seagrove.

Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance.

We will hold our 2nd annual event Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 9am to 6pm and Sunday, November 22 from 10am to 4pm. Tickets are available at the door and are $5.

Monday, September 7, 2009

The "Go Wild In Asheboro" Sweepstakes

Located at the geographic center of the state, Asheboro and Randolph County are “the heart of North Carolina” in many ways. The region is loaded with scenic beauty, arts and crafts, shopping, fine dining, and much more. Asheboro is also home to the NC Zoo, one of the largest natural habitat zoos in the US. And just to the south of Asheboro is Seagrove, where generations of artisans have molded functional and beautiful pottery from the North Carolina clay.

Now, you can win a trip for four to this iconic NC community. The winner will receive:

  • Four tickets to the North Carolina Zoo
  • Two night stay for up to four people at the new Fairfield Inn & Suites in Asheboro
  • Zoo gift basket including a bottle of wine from Zimmerman Vineyards and a beautiful Seagrove Orchid
  • Guided tour of King’s Pottery in Seagrove – watch potters turn or try your hand at the wheel and glaze your own piece of pottery (up to four pieces)
  • Four tickets to the Richland Creek Zip Line Canopy Tour
  • One complimentary round of golf for up to four at Tot Hill Farm Golf Club
  • Restaurants: $50 gift certificate to Something Different Steaks & Kabobs; $100 gift certificate to Timothy’s Fine Dining; $50 gift certificate to The Flying Pig
  • $500 travel voucher

Enter today! The sweepstakes ends September 30, 2009.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

McCanlees Pottery

Potter says ‘My dad taught me everything I know”

WESTMOORE — There is much that is unusual about potter Will McCanless.

"There is the unique blend of Italian Renaissance, exotic Asian and traditional Seagrove that characterizes his pottery.

There is his music, the “first love” that so easily transports him from the solitude of pottery-making to the noisy pubs of Pinehurst and other musical venues.

And then there is his studio/gallery, an ultra-tidy combination of industry and display that looks more like the enterprise of a meticulous spinster than the workplace of a fun-loving bachelor, especially one who spends his days throwing pots and his evenings belting out Irish tunes.........."
To Read More about Will McCanless visit Richmond County Daily Journal.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Bush Hill Heritage Festival Archdale, N.C.

Bush Hill Eve
Friday Night Heritage at the Festival Site

Fri. Sept 11 - 6pm to 9pm
Bush Hill Heritage Festival
Sat. Sept 12 - 9am to 4pm

....The heritage is proud and strong and carries with it a tradition of excellence in all this community has become. The festival explodes with the hopes and dreams of this community - from a chamber of commerce which works passionately to ensure its viability to children laughing and adults devouring homemade ice cream and barbecue. It's wonderful. The benefits of the festival are evident throughout the year. Local civic groups and organizations use the festival as a fund-raiser and in turn, invest their earnings back into the community through special projects. To Read more about the History and the details of the weekend's festivities.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Southern Randolph Country Days, Seagrove NC

Southern Randolph Country Days takes place on September 19 and 20 in Seagrove.
There will be parades on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday there will be tractors (both vintage and new), classic cars, Beauty Queens, and Fire Engines. On Sunday the parade will have horses, wagons, and mule trains.
They have more details and contact information at their website.