Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Show Opens at ARTifex "Off the Grid" - October 30 - Sunday

Please join us on Sunday afternoon

Opening Reception of "OFF the GRID"

ARTifex Studio School's 2011 STUDENT EXHIBITION!

October 30th 2:00pm and 5:00pm  

in Troy, North Carolina
Beverly and Chad Dickson
401 North Main St, Troy, NC 27371

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Jeff Brown Pottery Workshop at the North Carolina Pottery Center

Jeff Brown - Altered Vase


When: Saturday, October 15, 2011

Location: North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, NC 27341

Cost: $100.00 per person

Seagrove potter, Jeff Brown will demonstrate his throwing techniques, and the various ways he alters and textures the finished pieces.

After demonstrations, participants will use previously thrown vessels for altering and texture exploration. You will transform the pieces by using a number of handbuilding techniques. You'll paddle, roll, drop, squeeze, impress and carve your way through the leather hard pots, giving you the opportunity to try new ways of finishing wheel thrown vessels. The focus will be on pushing your limits and taking risks with different ideas.

Even though you will have a few nice pieces at the end of the day, the goal will not be making finished pots. Instead it will be about exercising your clay manipulating muscles by pushing your limits, and about making fearless decisions to aggressively alter, and texture thrown pots .

Being free from the pressure of making a product will help in developing a fluidity of motion while you work, and give you the opportunity to take risks with different ideas, and perhaps bring more of your personal expression into the pottery you make.

Please email to register for this workshop

Or call: 336-873-1001

Friday, October 7, 2011

Eck McCanless throws agate at Seagrove Creations October 8

Saturday, October 8,
Seagrove Creations 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Eck will be demonstrating Agateware  Agateware is a fun demonstration to watch because you get to see all the different colors of clay spiral up as the pot is turned.  He will also be carving some of those pieces that afternoon, which is also a lot of fun to watch.

From The Pilot newspaper,  "Second-generation Sea-grove potter Eck McCanless opened the doors to his new pottery shop in Seagrove over the summer.
That name may ring a bell for those familiar with the Seagrove area. His parents' shop, Dover Pottery, was the 14th shop to open in the area. He has been turning professionally for Dover since 1993.
Anyone who has seen a Dover crystalline pot, chances are Eck McCanless made it."

"McCanless said that what makes his agateware unique is that he carves the outside of the pot to create an effect similar to wood grain. People often comment that this effect reminds them of fudge-ripple ice cream.
"I love making agate," he said. "When I carve the pot, I can see how the clay moved when I was turning it. You can't see that when you turn using a single color clay body.""

  Seagrove Creations is located at 354 Little River Road in Seagrove, just off Exit 45 on Interstate 73/74 (U.S. Highway 220). 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Blaine Avery Fall Kiln Opening Seagrove, North Carolina

Blaine M. Avery
Avery Pottery and Tileworks

Fall Kiln Opening
October 15th 9 AM- 5 PM and 16th 11AM-5PM
New work from the salt kiln. I'll have a great selection of painted pots, tiles and glazed pots fresh from the salt kiln.
I'm working on lots of new imagery for this firing, I am hard hand painting and slip trailing many pots with new zoomorphic imagery and patters.
I'll also be glazing lots of pots in this firing. The glazes featured will be Frog Skin and Oribe glazes and look for some new ones too!

For those of you that can't make it or live far away I am working on the website!
This year I will have an online kiln opening up on the web the week after the sale of all unsold work!I Often I have a good selection of pots after the kiln opening and it's hard to believe but many of my favorite pots don't sell over the weekend! So don't fret, I sure you'll get a chance to buy some great pots too! 

So be looking for the Online Kiln opening this year! More information to come as we get closer to the Online Kiln Opening!

- Blaine
Visit Blaine's Blog for more info and news about his pottery.

Avery pottery & Tileworks
636 Potters Way Rd
Seagrove N.C. 27341