Wednesday, September 18, 2013

North Carolina Pottery Center - Family Day - September 21, 2013

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, North Carolina

North Carolina Pottery Center is having a Family Day 
Saturday, September 21, 2013
in cooperation with Seagrove’s Centennial Celebration.

The North Carolina Pottery Center will be contributing to the day by showcasing the tradition of pottery through demonstrations and other activities! Please join the North Carolina Pottery Center as we help to celebrate Seagrove’s 100th anniversary.

All NCPC activities will be taking place on NCPC property except for the
12:00-2:30 NCPC booth at the Seagrove Centennial Celebration.

It is recommend that attendees bring folding chairs, blankets, etc. as some of the day’s activities will be located outside.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

12:00-2:30 pm
Pottery Identification by Dr. Terry Zug and Steve Compton (Inside the NCPC) Dr. Terry Zug is a pottery expert who is the former chair of Southern Folklore at UNC-Chapel Hill and author of Turners and Burners: The Folk Potters of North Carolina. Steve Compton is an avid longtime pottery collector who was the first president of the North Carolina Pottery Collectors’ Guild.
• Maximum of three pottery pieces per person.
• Donations are welcomed and encouraged, but not mandatory, for this service. Suggested donation: $5.

12:00-2:30 pm
Pottery Ornaments for Kids & General Info with Seo Eo and his students (NCPC Booth at the Seagrove Centennial Celebration on Old Plank Road) Seo Eo, an Associate Professor of Ceramics at East Carolina University, and some of his students will be helping kids paint bisque ornaments.
• Free - Donations are welcomed.

12:15– 2:15 pm
Native American Pottery Demo by Caroleen Sanders (On the grounds of the NCPC) A Catawba Indian master potter, Caroleen Sanders, learned to make pottery in the traditional Catawba method by watching her mother and other family members and will be demonstrating her craft for visitors.
• Free

1:15 – 3:15 pm
Raku Firing Demo by David Garner & Dan Triece (On the grounds of the NCPC) David Garner is a life-long local potter who has stretched his creative boundaries and is known for his horsehair and Raku pottery. David is the owner of Turn & Burn Pottery in Seagrove, N.C. Dan Triece is another local potter who makes use of a variety of colors and glaze combinations and is known for his copper luster Raku pottery. Dan is the owner of DirtWorks Pottery in Seagrove, N.C.
• Free
• Propane for the Raku Firing Demostration is graciously being provided by Van Derveer Gas Service in Robbins, N.C.

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Pottery Turning Demonstration by Chad Brown (NCPC Education Building) Chad Brown is a local 5th generation potter who is recognized as an up and coming potter and who has been invited to show at this year’s Potters Market Invitational in Charlotte, N.C. on September 7th. Chad has purchased some land recently and is also in the process of building a kiln.
• Free

3:30 – 4:30 pm
Agate-ware Turning Demo by Eck McCanless (NCPC Education Building) Eck McCanless, a local potter, has been turning pots since the age of 18 and is known for his distinctive “agateware” pottery. He and his family were the subjects of Jim Sharkey’s film, The Fourteenth Shop, which won the Award for Creative Excellence at the 2002 International Film and Video Festival in Redondo Beach, California. Eck is the owner of Eck McCanless Pottery in Seagrove, N.C.
• Free

5:00-7:00 pm
Evening Festivities
(On the grounds of the NCPC)
• Music – Bluegrass experience
The Bluegrass Experience, one of the Southeast's most respected traditional music groups.
• Food – BBQ sandwiches, fixings, dessert and drinks. (While quantities last - Donations are welcomed.)

This schedule of events is subject to modification by the North Carolina Potter Center. Inclement weather may affect the feasibility of some activities.

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, North Carolina

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New Exit Numbers and New Signs for the Seagrove Potteries

New Interstate Number for Seagrove, NC

The Exit numbers have been changed

There are new signs along Interstate 73/74 - U.S. Highway 220.  The signs have brand new numbers on them.  Whether you are are new to our pottery shops or a seasoned pottery visitor, the number change can be confusing when driving to visit the Seagrove Potteries.

The main exit to the Seagrove Potteries and the North Carolina Pottery Center is the Seagrove/Robbins Exit.

The Seagrove/Robbins exit is now Exit 61 (previously Exit 45) 

Driving down from the North there is one exit before the Seagrove/Robbins Exit called New Hope Church Road Exit.

The New Hope Church Road Exit is now Exit 66 (previously Exit 49)

Driving up from the South there are two exits before the Seagrove Exit you can take to get to the Seagrove Potteries.

The Ether/Steeds Exit is now Exit 56 (previously Exit 39)
The Black Ankle Exit is now Exit 58 (previously Exit 41) 

New Interstate Number along