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August Issue 2010

NC Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Offers Works from Coastal Carolina Areas

The North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, will present the exhibit, Pottery from the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild, on view from Aug. 13 through Nov. 13, 2010.

The Coastal Carolina Clay Guild was founded in 2007 by a group of Wilmington, NC, potters with the purpose of sharing ideas and promoting the art and craft of pottery in their community. The Guild has grown to 100 members who reside in the eastern regions of North and South Carolina and are a diverse group consisting of full time, part time, and student potters.

Dina Wilde-Ramsing ------------- Don Johns ----------------- Hiroshi Sueyoshi

Almost half of the  guild members are participating in this show, including Dina Wilde Ramsing, whose imaginative figure works are published in many books; Don Johns, known for special crystalline glazes and surface decoration; Gayle Tustin, painter and clay muralist, Vicky Smith, UNC-Wilmington instructor who mixes unfired clay with paint and glue; Geoff Calabrese, Cape Fear Community College instructor who makes head sculptures; Melanie Walter who combines clay with pine needles; Bill and Lacy Struve who invented bronze metal clay; and Hiroshi Sueyoshi, who uses crater glaze on altered-form vessels. Sueyoshi is also president of Coastal Carolina Clay Guild, and will curate the show.

Linda Hartman
Brian Evans

Other participants include: Renato Abbate, Barbara Allison, Marty Allran, Nicholas Basta, Bonnie Bowden, Denise Bramley, Liz Bryan, Celeste Cavanaugh, Julia Cook, Brian Evans, Sasha Federer, Tari Federer, Sue Frye, Eileen Gordon, Joyce Grazetti, Pam Greenough, Mary Holden Hall, Pat Hart, Linda Hartman, Dick Heiser, Kaete Held, Pat Holleman, Helene Icard, Joyce Ingraham, Joe Jeffcoat, Tonda Jeffcoat, Robin Jones, Michelle Kerwin, Mary Kimmel, Pat Lanzi, Roger Mansur, Janine McClellan, Joan Millette, Jerry Parnell, Pauline Purdum, Mark Shelton, Giles Singleton, Christa Sylvester, Brenda Thomas, Janelle Walker, Cindy Weaver, Sybil West, Kathy Whitley, Leslie Willett, and Motsy Wynn.

The coastal region of the Carolinas does not have a traditional pottery history, but does have a thriving and supportive art community and is a growing part of the rich craft heritage of North Carolina.

The NCPC, a non-profit entity which is supported in great part by donations from individuals, is located in Seagrove, one of the state's key historical and contemporary pottery producing regions. Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the NC Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation and the Goodnight Educational Foundation.

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

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