Saturday, October 31, 2009

Celebration of Seagrove Potters -- Nov. 20-22

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Shady Groves #2 : Guywolff

"Here is another version of Shady Groves done in sawmill tuning at F . After doing Matty Groves I wanted to make a f sus4 version of this as well since it suites my voice better . This is a song learned by me 40 years ago while we were landing on the moon . I was at Jugtown pottery in Seagrove North Carolina. Ralph Rindzler had left the record of this with Nancy Sweezey and it has never left my head or hands since . Thanks to all who have taught me home made music . Yours Guy "

Guy Wolff is a potter in Washington, Connecticut. He owns Guy Wolff Pottery.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Old House Pottery

Fred Beane's famous Corn Bread Pan

Stop by Fred's pottery shop in Seagrove at Old House Pottery!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Westmoore Pottery Heritage Day-Nov. 7

At Westmoore Pottery, Seagrove, NC
Saturday, November 7, from 9 am to 5 pm

Westmoore Pottery will celebrate the anniversary of its founding in 1977
(32 years this year!) The official Westmoore Pottery scrapbooks will be hauled out and put on display for the day.
Refreshments will be served.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Michael Shuman Workshop October 29

Michael Shuman, economist, attorney, entrepreneur and author of The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition and

There will be a workshop with Michael Shuman next Thursday afternoon from 2:00-4:30, October 29. Pre-registration is required.
Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in the Global Age : an afternoon workshop that lays out the principles of his approach to economic development, which contends that small, locally-owned businesses are the key to a healthy and dynamic economy. Followed by question and answer. $15 Central Park Stewards and $25 general public.

This workshop takes place in the afternoon the day of the Central Park NC Open House. The Open House is free to the public and a RSVP is needed so they can make sure there is enough food, tables and chairs for all. The Joe Robinson Quartet from Winston Salem will be playing as well.
Hope you can make it!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sign up for the Central Park NC Newsletter

I just received the October 2009 newsletter from Central Park, NC. To sign up for their newsletter contact them at and ask them to put you on their e-mail list to receive their newsletter. Here is a link to their previous newsletters. They will be uploading the October 2009 newsletter to their website soon. Central Park is having their once a year open house on October 29. There will be a workshop on Thursday afternoon given by their guest speaker Michael Schumen. This open house is open free to the public, but they request a RSVP. The workshop $15.00 for Steward members and the $25.00 for the general public. More about the work shop next post!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Seagrove in the Blogosphere

Seagrove Pottery: Featured in Keeping House!

"Today I ventured down to Seagrove, NC, to visit the area potteries. There are over 100 potterers in the area. I love to go there at least once a year, often at Christmas time to buy presents. Today I went to deliver a copy of my book to two potteries featured in Keeping House. Sadly, one of them is closed. Holly Hill has been one of my favorites places to go in Seagrove for almost 16 years. Today I learned the owner had fallen and passed away. So, the lovely blue dizzle pots are no more.

On the good side, I discovered a new pottery today, Thomas Pottery. Beautiful. I plan to put them in Book 2 and we discussed today the possibility of my having a book signing down there this fall.Look at their lovely place and work!"

To read more about this blog post go to The House Mysteries blog by Denise Tucker

Friday, October 16, 2009

Zimmerman Vineyards

Zimmerman Vineyards
1428 Tabernacle Church Rd
Trinity, NC 27370

Invites You to Enjoy the Fall Colors
& the Music of Classical Guitarist Matt Hoover

5pm - 8pm

No Admission Charge
Wine Tasting includes a souvenir glass ~ $5.00
Already know our wines?
Bring your own ZV glass ~ buy a bottle, bring a picnic & enjoy !

Can't make it right at 5pm? No problem...but you might want to bring a chair...the terrace fills up fast!
Remember to wear your warm woolies (it's an outdoor event)!
Remember to bring a flashlight to help you get back to your car (it's getting dark sooner)!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Central Park Open House, Oct. 29: RSVP Needed


Central Park NC
The Board of Directors and staff of Central Park NC invite you to our

Annual Gathering

Thursday, October 29 5:30-8:00pm

STARworks Center for Creative Enterprises
Star, NC

Evening Keynote Speaker Michael Shuman
author of
The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses are Beating the Global Competition


Workshop with Michael Shuman 2:00-4:30pm

Registration is required.

Michael Shuman will present an afternoon workshop on how small communities and locally owned businesses can grow a healthy and dynamic economy, followed by a question & answer and discussion session. $15 Central Park Stewards/ $25 general public.

Tour of STARworks Businesses 4:30-5:30pm

Central Park NC Annual Gathering 5:30-8:00pm

Keynote Speaker: Michael Shuman

Enjoy local food and beverages, a live band, and connect with many people from the Central Park NC region and the state of North Carolina.

Though there is no registration fee for the evening event, RSVP is required for both events. Please register or by calling (910) 428-9001.

For Central Park NC Annual Gathering sponsorship opportunities, please contact Beth Throneburg via email or by calling (910) 428-9001.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thomas Pottery Kiln Opening: Oct. 17th and 18th

Saturday, October 17th 10:00 - 5:00
Sunday, October 18th 1:00 - 5:00

Our 2009 event features an array of Fall designs to compliment your home this season. Special features are triangular shaped vases with applique' leaves, and wheat patterns. Small tri-footed lamps add a touch of light to any room in your home. A large selection of trays and platters adorned with leaf designs will make your thanksgiving table more beautiful this year.

Come enjoy tours of the studio, demonstrations and refreshments. Mark your calendar for the third weekend of October each year for our annual event.

1295 S. NC 705 Hwy
Seagrove, North Carolina 27341

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Daniel Johnston, Seagrove Potter: Cover of Ceramics Monthly

Seagrove Potter Daniel Johnston is featured on the cover of the Ceramics Monthly.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Museum of Ceramics in East Liverpool, Ohio

Featured in The Review, East Liverpool, Ohio
...."On Saturday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. come hear "The Town Of 100 Potters: Seagrove, North Carolina." Museum of Ceramics Foundation vice-president Jeffrey E. Hendrickson will speak about his recent visit, and area history. Seagrove's pottery production began in the 18th century. Audience members will learn the facts about one claim that Seagrove is the nation's Pottery Capital. Seagrove ware is now available in the museum Gift Shop. Event is free with $4 admission. Call 330-386-6001 to reserve your seat."

The Museum of Ceramics contains thousands of examples of pottery created in and around East Liverpool, Ohio. During the 19th and 20th centuries, East Liverpool was known as the Pottery Capitol of the USA.

Friday, October 9, 2009

"TRAVEL TO KENYA" Talk at Seagrove Library on October 13

Slides and talk by Janet Jones
Seagrove Public Library
Tuesday, October 13 7pm

Seagrove Library is located in Seagrove, NC. Its building sits beside the Seagrove Elementary School, on Old Plank Road.

Janet Jones and her husband, Dr. David Jones, director of the NC Zoo, visited Africa in 2008. Come hear about her adventures in Kenya and the Serengeti plains and see slides of the animal kingdom she visited!

Sponsored by the Seagrove Friends of the Library - refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 336-873-7521.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Seagrove in the Blogosphere : Carolina Arts Unleashed

...."Two of the potters are Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke of Bulldog Pottery in Seagrove, NC. They are also fellow bloggers - now with two blogs: Around and About with Bulldog Pottery and Three Corners Clay."

......"The University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, will present the exhibit,Ceramics : Southeast, in the McMaster Gallery, on view from Oct. 12 through Nov. 19, 2009.

The exhibition brings together the creative talent of thirteen individual artists from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Each has taken their own unique path that celebrates contemporary ceramics from traditional pottery to non-traditional sculptural forms. Chosen to represent multiple approaches to clay and backgrounds the artist represent both full time studio potters to practicing academics......."

To Read more jump on over to Carolina Arts Unleashed by Tom Starland.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

PBS Programs explore passions of artists, craftspeople, collectors

...."Craft in America," which premiered in 2007, returns at 8 tonight with two episodes, "Origins" and "Process." They're followed at 10 p.m. by the season opener of the critically acclaimed biennial program "Art:21 -- Art in the Twenty-First Century." At 10 p.m. Tuesday, collectors "Herb & Dorothy" launch 2009-10 "Independent Lens" programming.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Second Annual Viola Owens Brady "Pots for the Cure"

Date: October 10, 2009 Saturday
Time: 10am -4pm
Place: The Original Owens Pottery
3278 Busbee Rd.
Seagrove, NC 27341

Once Again, the family of M.L. Owens will hold a special sale of potter in memory of M.L. and Marie's daughter, Viola Owens Brady who died of breast cancer in 1989. All proceeds from sale will be given to American Cancer Society and the Susan G. Komen for the cure organization.

This sale will feature specially marked pieces from Orignal Owens, Jugtown, Bolick, and Traditions Pottery as well as items from other family members. There will be live music.
Call 910-464-3947 or 910-464-3553

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Chris Luther Pottery Kiln Opening, Seagrove

FALL KILN OPENING: "A Work in Progress"

October 10
10:00 - 5:00

The studio is nearing completion with kilns firing again this coming week. Large pieces, functional wares, and new altered items will be available in the emerging showroom on the 10th. A select preview of the first kiln load will be online Friday, October 9th. Hope you will be able to join us for this inaugural opening..

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Avery Pottery and Tileworks Kiln Opening : October 10 & 11

This year Blaine Avery will be featuring salt glazed turtles and hand built animals. There will also be a large selection of new hand painted pots from the salt kiln so expect the unexpected. Blaine hasn't made his very popular turtles in some time and is working on some new creatures, so plan to get first glimpse of the new creations before they are gone.

Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 10:00am
Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 11:00am

Avery pottery and Tileworks
-Blaine Avery-
636 Potters Way Rd
Seagrove, NC 27341

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ten Mudslingers: Pottery Is Focus of Campbell House Show

Pottery is the focus of October's gallery show at the Campbell House Galleries.

.."Sally Larson and Mo McKenzie, of Fireshadow Pottery; Bobbie and Scott Thomas, of Thomas Pottery; Linda and Jim Dalton, of Linda Dalton Pottery; Linda and Charles Riggs, of Riggs Pottery; and Georgia and Byron Knight, of Ole Fish House Pottery, will bring their wares to Southern Pines for a show that will highlight the many variations of works in clay."

To Read More: Check out this article "Ten Mudslingers: Pottery Is Focus of Campbell House Show" from The Pilot.