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). 

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