Thursday, May 7, 2009

Reception North Caroilna Pottery Center May 2009

Nice pot by potter and teacher Dan Finch of Dan Finch pottery Bailey NC.
About Dan:
While studying for his BA in Industrial Arts and Masters in Liberal Studies, Dan Finch was exposed to clay. Having worked the land on the family tobacco farm, it was only natural for him to be attracted to the medium. Continuing his pottery education at the Penland School of Crafts, in the mountains of North Carolina, Dan was influenced by Mary Law, Cynthia Bringle, Don Reitz, Jane Peiser, and Bob Turner.
Extremely diverse, Dan throws miniature pots for children during demonstrations, 10-foot tall pots and 30 pound bowls in stoneware, and delicate pieces of porcelain.
As past Director of the North Carolina Pottery Center and former President of the Village of Yesteryear at the North Carolina State Fair, Dan is continually involved in promoting pottery throughout the state.

This show is to showcase the work of the many potters in the Eastern Part of North Carolina who have learned to make pots by studying with Dan Finch.

If you get to Seagrove stop in and take a look around.

Tonight it was a packed house with folks enjoying some time together while taking in some pots and grabbing a bite to eat.

I walked outside and found fellow potters and friends Jared Zimmer and Mike Mahan.
It was a nice evening to take in a chat with a beer.


Linda Starr said...

Beautiful pot and looks like a great time, North Carolina is a happening state for clay for sure, wish I was closer.

tsbroome said...

Dan Finch is probably the reason I am making pottery right now. Years ago I saw him doing a demo at the state fair in Raleigh. I had never seen anyone throw on the wheel and I was hooked. I went home that day and signed up for a one day workshop at the local parks and rec with Sid Luck and then started taking classes at Clayworks in Charlotte. That seems like such a long time ago!

Annapants! said...

Mom. Please spell check! Bad spelling and grammar make Jesus cry!

Anonymous said...

looks like a great time... beautiful vase