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February Issue 2011

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Features Exhibit of NC Made Teapots & Tea Cups

The North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, will present the exhibit, Tea Time: Series I, featuring teapots and tea cups made by seventy NC artists, on view from Feb. 25 through Apr. 30, 2011.

The NC Pottery Center, partnering with The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences; Rocky Mount, NC; Green Hill Center for NC Arts, Greensboro, NC; Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC; Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC; and NC Crafts Gallery, Carrboro, NC; Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, in the selection of the works offered in this exhibition.

This exhibition features functional North Carolina teapots and tea cups, handmade by over 70 potters from across North Carolina including: Stanley Mace Anderson, Jen Birline, Cynthia Bringle, John Britt, Chad Brown, Benjamin Burns, Bonnie Burns, Patti Connor-Greene, Adrienne Dellinger, Claudia Dunaway, Debbie Englund, Susan Farrar Parrish, Susan Feagin, Dottie Fennell, Susan Filley, Becca Floyd, John Garland, Amy Gelber, Matt Gibson, Deborah Harris, Samantha Henneke, Bruce Gholson, Mark Hewitt, Mark Heywood, Meredith Heywood, Matt Jones, Robin Bryant Kirby, Michael Kline, Bruce Latham, Janice Latham, Suze Lindsay, Andrew Linton, Molly Lithgo, Laurey-Faye Long, Chris Luther, Debb McDaniel, John Mellage, Alexa Modderno, Richard Montgomery, Margie Nancy, Kelly O'Briant, Lara O'Keefe, Julie Olson, Sandra O'Quinn, Glenn O'Quinn, Ben Owen, Marsha Owen, Pam Owens, Marilyn Palsha, Mary Paul, Doris Petersham, Ronan Kyle Peterson, Jeff Potts, Linda Potts, Hal Pugh, Eleanor Pugh, Emily Reason, Sarah Wells Rolland, Michael Rutkowsky, Ken Sedberry, Jenny Lou Sherburne, Hitomi Shibata, Gay Smith, Jennifer Stas, Hiroshi Sueyoshi, Charles Tefft, Charles Tostoe, Kathy Triplett, Brad Tucker, Tim Turner, Conrad Weiser, Betsy Vaden, and Jared Zehmer.

The artist reception is Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, from 3:30-5:30pm. The reception, featuring a High Tea, will provide visitors a chance to sample teas and tea finger foods. Dewey's Bakery in Winston Salem, NC is a sponsor of the event along with Todd and Holland Tea Merchants, Forest Park, Illinois. We will also have flowering teas to enjoy and taste. The reception is free and open to the public.

The Center will also have the magazine Tea Time on sale during the exhibit. The issue running concurrent with the exhibit has an article on Teapots made in the Seagrove area of North Carolina.

Exhibitions at the NC Pottery Center are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation and the Goodnight Educational Foundation. This project was supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center is to promote public awareness of and appreciation for the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 336/873-8430 or visit (www.ncpotterycenter.org).


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