Thursday, August 6, 2009

Not to be missed

The NCPC current show went up Monday.
"Historical Pottery of Fayetteville"
Highlighting: 19th Century Webster and Poe Pottery
August 11, 2009- October 31, 2009
The reception is Friday evening August 14th from 5:30-7:30.
Free and open to the public.
Otherwise admission is a bargain at 2.00!

I was up there yesterday and had the chance to walk through the pots.
They are spectacular examples of Jugs, crocks and pitchers.
For anyone who loves pottery and loves old pottery, these are fine examples of wares that you must come and see.
I plan to go back and take my time looking, again, at all of them.
What a real treat!

David and Deborah Garner from Turn and Burn have producted a large example of reproductions of the Webster Pots which are really wonderful as well.
These pots from Turn and Burn Pottery ,which are in gallery three,are for sale with a portion of the sale going to the NCPC.
The NPCP is a private non- profit who's mission is to educate the public on pottery making in the state of North Carolina.

from their web site:
"The North Carolina Pottery Center showcases the remarkable history and on-going tradition of pottery making in North Carolina. Located in Seagrove, one of the state's key historical and contemporary pottery producing regions, the Center is your first stop in exploring North Carolina's rich clay heritage. The state's pottery communities range form the mountains to the sea, and it is that wide-ranging diversity of styles, techniques, and history that the Center preserves and protects."
"The Center's permanent exhibit of more than eight hundred pieces of pottery, artifacts, and photographs traces North Carolina's pottery history from prehistoric Native Americans to the present. The display interprets the impact of social, technological, and economic change on the state's most unique cultural resource."

I do hope you find the time to come and see these pots. They are too good to be missed.

1 comment:

Linda Starr said...

Oh, I wish I was closer, one of these days, thanks.