Saturday, January 30, 2010

Forever These Lands: A Matter of Perspective"

Opening Reception will be held Feb 2 from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm at the Moring Arts Center in downtown Asheboro, NC on Sunset Dr.

A pictorial Collaboration between Piedmont Land Conservancy and Piedmont Outdoor Painting Society.

This show is on exhibit from Feb. 1 - Feb. 26
For more details about the Randolph County Arts Guild visit their website.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Can Durham Outshine Star, NC?

"Can each community in our nation achieve the goals set out by the little town of Star North Carolina, and their eco-industrial park? After 15 years of what has been certainly hard work, the 6 counties in central NC bordered by Asheboro on the north and Rockingham on the south, Albemarle on the west and Siler City on the east, have created an experiment in rural economic development that rivals some of the finest examples across the country. "......

Visit Community Sustainable Energy blog to read the rest of this article.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Uwharrie Mountain Run and From the Ground Up

Micheal Mahan had been busily working on making this years Uwharrie Mountain Run Awards. Check our his blog From the Ground Up to read about his process for making these wonderful plates. To read more about this annual event in the Uwharrie Mountains check out their site as well.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Seagrove in the Blogosphere

*there's a reason
"There is a reason they call it Pottery Highway. NC State Hwy 705, aka Pottery Highway, runs through the states famed area for the beautiful pottery that is crafted all along the way. On your drive you will see some beautiful countryside, farm animals, *barns, and signs pointing you to area potters. "......

To read more about this fellow blogger's adventure to the Seagrove Potteries check out "Lame in Both Feet"

Sunday, January 17, 2010

North Carolina Potters Conference-March2010

North Carolina Potters Conference at the Randolph County Arts Guild

March 5 - 7, 2010 at Morings Arts Center

This year's conference will feature demonstrations and discussions by the following internationally renown potters:

Lorna Meaden, Durango, CO

Bruce Cochrane, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Sara Jaeger, Helena, MT

Jeff Zamek, Southampton, MA

Ayumi Horie, Cottekill, NY

Elaine Olafson Henry, Sheridan,WY


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Pre-Registration is Required!

Registration: $175.00 per person

Registration is limited to 175 persons

Friday, January 15, 2010

Seagrove Potters teach Students in Greensboro

From the DigTriad

Students Make Pottery To Help 'Pennies For Peace' Mission

Greensboro, NC -- Students at a local school got their hands dirty for a good cause Wednesday afternoon.

Potters from Seagrove showed middle schoolers at Day School how to make their own cups from scratch. It's all part of the school's Artist in Residence Program. The cups will be glazed, fired, and auctioned off for the Pennies For Peace program.

But administrator Ed Dickinson says the whole process adds to the learning experience. "This week of course is the production time and the experience with the potters, and then with all the work that they're doing in art here, they'll learn the process of finishing the cups, and then promoting and marketing them so they can be sold on auction."

Last year students raised a $1,000 for Pennies for Peace by collecting spare change. This year, they hope to double that total. The program is based on the book 'Three Cups of Tea' by Greg Mortenson which all the students have read.

The money helps build schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Read an account about this expereince at Whynot Pottery Blog.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Photographer Rick Smith gives talk at Asheboro Library

Tonight(Thursday) January 14 at the Asheboro Library
Award-winning photographer Rick Smith will show images from his new book, "Vanishing Icons", at a Friends of the Library program, 7 p.m. Thursday, January 14, at the Asheboro library. Vanishing Icons, published by Lonesome Oaks Press, shows images captured over 30 years in 17 states and three countries depicting weathered barns, farm houses, farm equipment and other “icons” of the rural countryside. Smiths says the photographs are silent witness to a fading rural landscape. Smith will sell and sign copies of his book after his presentation. Now a North Carolina resident, Michigan native Smith honed his skill working in one of the largest photography studios in Detroit. After moving to North Carolina in the early 1970s, he opened an operated a commercial advertising studio for over 25 years. He has lectured at the Rochester Institute of Technology and is a regular lecturer, workshop leader and contributor in the Randolph Community College photography program.