Sunday, October 17, 2010

Chapel Hill Challenge-Why are folks throwing pots around 705?

In the Chapel Hill's Herald Sun there is a weekly challenge question that the readers can answer to win a special prize. This past weeks question?

"Why are folks who live near Highway 705 in the Piedmont Triad always throwing around pots?"

There was a winning answer!
According to Falconer, "Highway 705 runs through the Seagrove area, known for pottery, and has been designated by the state as the official NC Pottery Highway."

Well, I for one will agree with that. What were we doing yesterday and what will we be doing today? .... drum roll please.... Yes you are correct! Throwing pots.
..."According to, "This small 'Seagrove area' of central NC has been home to many potters since the late 1700s. Potters who grew up in NC pottery families, locals inspired by NC pottery traditions who learned their trade at Seagrove area community colleges, and potters from elsewhere attracted by the Seagrove pottery community run the nearly one hundred Seagrove area pottery shops. There are a few pottery shops in the town of Seagrove, which is also the home of the NC Pottery Center, but many more potteries are located in the surrounding rural area. "

To read more of this answer visit the Herald Sun! And a thank you goes out to the people working there for thinking about us over here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Seagrove Potters Caldwell-Hohl Artworks Kiln Opening Tomorrow

Caldwell-Hohl Artworks Kiln Opening this weekend
October 16-17, 2010
10:00-5:00 both days

"Our Fall Kiln Opening is a wonderful experience for everyone. We always feature new work and plenty of one of a kind pieces. Every year, we have several guest artists and live music. Light refreshments, wine and cheese are part of the festivities.
Customers enjoy demonstrations of pottery, weaving, spinning, wood turning and glass blowing.
We also offer tours of our studio and our log cabin.

Pleases visit our website for directions to our gallery or just call!!"

Monday, October 11, 2010

"Clay and Blogs - Telling a Story"

This image is from Carolina Arts Unleashed taken by Tom Starland

by Tom Starland of Carolina Arts , A monthly newspaper about the Arts in South and North Carolina

October 10th, 2010

Tom Starland of the Carolina Arts wrote an account of his experience at the "Clay and Blogs-Telling a Story" exhibition on his blog, Carolina Arts Unleashed. Meredith Heywood of Whynot Pottery organized this show of around 50 clay bloggers. There is also an online component to this show. The clay pottery bloggers have each selected a piece for the online show and sale. You can see these pieces here on the Arts Council of Moore County's website. To be able to link to the potters' blogs you can find their blog links listed here.

Tom writes in Carolina Arts Unleashed , "But, like a butterfly in a field of flowers I fluttered from one group of pottery to the next amazed at how much more interesting the next group of pottery could be – as if I’ve never seen a display of pottery before. The display was excellent and the diversity in styles, forms, and techniques was never-ending. I think I went through the entire display at least twice – a few times discovering new wonders overlooked at first glance."

Friday, October 8, 2010

Seagrove Potter - Blaine Avery October 16 Kiln Opening

Avery Pottery and Tile Works Fall Kiln Opening
October 16 and 17, 2010 Sat. 10am-5pm and Sun. 11am-4pm
Seagrove, NC on 636 Potters Way Rd.

Blaine Avery is having his fall kiln opening and he has been hard at work designing teapots, cups, mugs, tiles and other special pieces for this pottery sale. You can read his e-mail announcement here and keep up with what he is doing in the studio at his blog- Avery Pottery and Tileworks.

Monday, October 4, 2010

SRARworks Glass Pumpkin Patch

STARworks Glass Pumpkin Patch Sale -
Friday October 15 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Come help STARworks harvest its first crop of unique handblown glass pumpkins. Choose from hundreds of pumpkins priced from $30-$100.
Special Preview with glass blowing demonstration on.