Sunday, May 5, 2013

"Cousins in Clay"- Seagrove June 1 & 2 at Bulldog Pottery

Cousins in Clay, June 1-2, Seagrove, NC

"Cousins in Clay" 2013
Contemporary Pottery Show and Sale
June 1-2, 2013

Meet the Potters 
 David MacDonald
Jack Troy
Michael Kline
Samantha Henneke
 Bruce Gholson

at Bulldog Pottery - Seagrove, NC 27341
3306 US Hwy 220 Alt.
5 miles south of Seagrove traffic light - Look for the Blue Watertower 

June 1 - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
music by Chronis Pou Vasilou during the day
at 3:00pm demo by Michael Kline and Bruce Gholson

June 2 - Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Potters Potluck at noon - All are welcome
music by Will McCanless 
at 1:30pm Jack Troy presents selections of his poetry

Cousins in Clay, June 1-2, Seagrove, NC

 Meet the Potters
David MacDonald Platter

David MacDonald is an emeritus professor from Syracuse University and lives in Syracuse, New York.  MacDonald received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in 2011.
"For more than four decades, David MacDonald has masterfully created richly patterned utilitarian objects from clay that have come to symbolize tremendous integrity and endurance. Despite the national recognition MacDonald has earned for his superb work, he remains committed to, and most content when he is producing, functional works of art in beautiful forms that will be touched, held, and most importantly used by people who will admire and appreciate their inherent beauty."

— Everson Museum of Art, 2011

Jack Troy Vase
Jack Troy is an emeritus professor from Juniata College and lives in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Troy received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in 2012.
He began teaching young artists in 1967 at Juniata College, has taught over 185 workshops, written 2 books about clay, a book of original poems titled "Calling the Planet Home", published over 60 articles and book reviews, all while producing a constant stream of pottery at his Pennsylvania studio.  Jack Troy gives homage to our state of North Carolina in his Wood-fired Stoneware and Porcelain book (1995), “If North America has a pottery state it must be North Carolina”.

Michael Kline Yunomi
Michael Kline, a studio potter from Bakersville, in the mountains of North Carolina. He creates inspired traditional forms that are graced with his elegant floral brushwork giving a botanical theme to his wood-fired pottery jugs and jar forms.  Sometimes his pots are covered with a honey amber color glaze that is as appetizing as maple syrup.  His work has been published in many books and magazines and he has written several articles for the Studio Potter, and writes regularly for his blog Sawdust and Dirt.
Michael Kline will be presenting a demonstration along with Bruce Gholson on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 pm.

Samantha Henneke Covered Jar
Samantha Henneke, the host of "Cousins in Clay"in Seagrove, lives and operates Bulldog Pottery along with her husband Bruce in Seagrove, North Carolina.  She wants her functional work to be both beautiful and comfortable to use. She likes to decorate her pottery with a simple swirl and at other times the form becomes a canvas for a dotted effect which can show how tight patterning can affect ones vision, creating an op-art effect of movement and vibration. She is fascinated with macro photography and exploring her garden in the summer time while collecting images of insects in their environments.  She utilizes this activity to capture stories among the foliage, to create colorful insect compositions on her porcelain canvases, forming a snapshot in time and imagination.
Bruce Gholson Pitcher
Bruce Gholson, the host of "Cousins in Clay" in Seagrove, NC, lives and operates Bulldog Pottery along with his wife Samantha in Seagrove, North Carolina.  He has been fascinated with fossils, fish, reptiles and insects since childhood. Recent interests have included fossilization in amber, Chinese scholar stones, and arrowheads from the region.  Researching the chemistry of other arts such as fabric dyes, analog photography, and pyrotechnics provides him with inspiration in the form of comparative formula based cabalistic ceramic mediation.  These interests blend into an esoteric mix that is hopefully evident in the overall feeling and imagery found in his work. Success is of course a matter of perception and opinion, but for Bruce having the goal aids in facilitating an aspect his journey- "Making pots in my own voice".

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