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October 2011

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC, Offers Works by Bruce Gholson & Samantha Henneke

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC, features an exhibit of ceramic works by Bulldog Pottery, Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke, on view in the Nature Art Gallery, from Oct. 7 - 30, 2011. A reception will be held on Oct. 7, from 6:30-8:30pm.

Bulldog Pottery makes their fourth appearance at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ with their newest show, New Works in Clay. Bulldog Pottery is a contemporary gallery located in Seagrove, NC, and owned by Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke. Each have developed their own unique style but they also collaborate on pieces as they share a love of nature, pottery, good design and a special interest in glazes and glazing techniques.

Since moving to Seagrove in 1997, Gholson and Henneke have developed an extensive following. They have been featured in Our State magazine, Charlotte Brown’s book, The Remarkable Potters of Seagrove and numerous craft and pottery publications. In 2009, they were named Montgomery County Artists of the Year.

Gholson is fascinated with fossils, reptiles and insects and many of his forms are decorated with what appear to be snake or fish fossils. Henneke frequently takes images from gardens and re-creates them in glaze. Both artists have degrees from the College of Ceramics, Alfred University, New York, and maintain a continuous schedule of fairs and exhibits.

The Nature Art Gallery is located on the top floor of the Museum Store.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listing, call the gallery at 919/733-7450, ext. 360 or visit (


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