Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lunch and Learn at the Randolph Arts Guild

Image of Ron Philbeck at the Moring Arts Guild. The images were provided by Ron and this one was taken by John E. Abernethy

Join the Randolph Arts Guild on Tuesday September 28th, from 12pm to 1pm as they host their popular “Lunch and Learn” series. From Within to the Surface artists Amy Sanders and Ron Philbeck will answer questions and share information about their ceramic processes and experiences. The event is free. Please bring your own lunch.

From Within to the Surface is an exhibition of new ceramic works by Julie Wiggins, Amy Sanders, Ron Philbeck, Jennifer Mecca, Adrienne Dellinger, and Greg Scott. The exhibition is ongoing through September 28th, 2010.

These six ceramic artists have shown regionally and nationally together over the past five years. This exhibition of new work features both decorative ceramics as well as utilitarian items. Styles range from wood fired stoneware to decorated porcelain and earthenware. The title of the exhibition, From Within to the Surface, reflects the methods in which these artists create strong clay forms that are married to various decorative and/or surface treatments. Examples include multiple and layered glaze, mishima inlay, sgraffito, sprigged colored clay, and clay textured surfaces. Over 50 pots are be featured.

For additional information contact the Randolph Arts Guild at 336-629-0399 or visit The Guild is located at 123 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC 27203.

To read and see more images of "From within to the Surface" exhibition both Ron Philbeck and Jen Mecca have wonderful blog posts that capture the evening and set up at the Sara Self Gallery.

Here are two clay baskets by Amy Sanders

Friday, September 24, 2010

Seagrove Potter - Micheal Mahan - Kiln Opening Oct 3

From the Ground Up - October 2 , 9pm-5pm - Kiln Opening

Michael Mahan will be having his annual Turkey Roast and kiln opening at his pottery, From the Ground Up. He will be featuring pottery from his wood kiln for this special event. A Chef from Cary will be making the food. "Will he smoke or fry the turkey?"

Follow along Micheal's blog to watch him and his son Levi prepare for their pottery opening.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

STARworks Ceramics Open House - September 24

Open House on Sep 24th, 2010, Friday 5-7pm
STARworks Ceramics will have Open House on September 24th (Friday) 5-7pm. We offer you our new clay samples for free. Please save this date and come to see us. Refreshments and drinks are to be served.

STARworks Ceramics Materials & Research
P.O. Box 159, 100 Russell St.
Star, NC 27356
Hours: Monday-Friday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: (910) 428-9007

Direction; Take US 220/I-73/74 to the Star/Robbins Exit. Go west towards Star at the off-ramp. Continue about 1 mile to stop sign. Take a left at the stop sign onto Hwy 220A and take your first right onto West College Street. The second gate on the right is the entrance.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Seagrove Potter - Chris Luther Kiln Opening

September 25, 2010
Chris Luther Altered Series Kiln Opening
This Saturday from 9am-5pm, Chris Luther will be showcasing his new altered pottery series,
As quoted from his Chris Luther Pottery blog, "I occasionally veer from my traditional, round clay roots and grab my knives, graters, and paddles to go at the clay. If it sounds like fun - it is. Angular vases, arched bowls, and shaved bottles are in the lineup for this opening at the studio."

Chris Luther will have a preview posted on his website around September 24th.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Artifex- Mary Clara Capel - The Gilded Orchid

Mary Clara Capel's - The Gilded Orchid
Opening on Friday September 17, 2010 from 6:30pm-9:30pm
At the Artifex Gallery in Troy, NC - 401 N. Main Street

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Clay and Blogs Show-Telling a Story at Campbell House

Clay and Blogs Show -- Telling a Story
Curated by Seagrove Potter Meredith Heywood of Whynot Pottery
at the Campbell House in Southern Pines--Arts Council of Moore County
Online Gallery of a piece from each potter for sale now.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 1, 2010, 6 to 8 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: October 1-29, 2010
Weekday Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Online Gallery Dates: September 1-October 29, 2010 Online Gallery Hours: Everyday, All day.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

David Stuempfle September 4 Kiln Opening