Saturday, March 13, 2010

Potters Gather to Build Bridges

Potters gather to build bridges

By Robin B. Breedlove -- Special to The Courier-Tribune
Posted: 03/06/10 - 10:19:15 pm CST

"SEAGROVE — More than 7,500 miles separate Seagrove, North Carolina, and Jingdezhen, China. Yet a group of like-minded individuals met Wednesday night over a potluck dinner to begin the process of building a bridge linking the two locations.

Guest of honor for the evening, hosted at the studio of potter Ben Owen, was Jackson Li, an internationally recognized Chinese ceramic artist, and his wife, Ying.

Li, a graduate of Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute, also received a master of fine arts degree at Alfred University in New York. He is the co-founder of Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute in the Jiangxi Province in China. He is an active supporter in promoting international exchange art programs, reaching out as an educator and liaison for ceramic artists.

Thanks to Seagrove’s continual tradition of pottery making that goes back to before the American Revolution — something that sets Seagrove apart from most pottery areas in the United States — Li has found Seagrove a unique place to reach out......

To read the rest of the article visit the Courier Tribune's (Asheboro, NC) website. "

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