Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday with Sunshine and 3 Chriscoe Cousins who work in Clay

Whew, I don't know about you, but I was ready to see a little sunshine.
The rain the other day had us jumping.
We were leaking in the studio, the shop and our porch.
It was raining, cats, dogs and donkeys here.
We did manage to load the kiln and brick the door.
I was so happy when we were finished.

We had plans in the evening and wanted to finish with the kiln and take a  break before we took off in the rain for the Campbell House Gallery in Southern Pines .
Luck was on our side and we were able to drive down to Southern Pines without a down pouring of rain.

We wanted to see the show by 3 cousins, who all work in clay,and are from our area of Seagrove.
This show included cousins, Chris Luther, Chad Brown and Mack Chrisco of the Chriscoe family

The Chriscoe family, some used the e and some dropped the e, have been in the area since the 1700's.
For more reading on the family history follow the link from Chris Luther, he and his wife Lisa and been instrumental in the family research. They also had the vision for this show of the current generation of cousins that are all working in the field of clay now.
They all have their own distinct style.
I have know Mack since we were students in clay together.
I have know Chris since he was 22 before he before he married and opened his shop in the area.
I meet Chad a few years back, he is the youngest of the 3, and the latest of the line to become a potter.
If you are in the area it is a great show to go and see.

Chris Luther

Chad Brown

Mack Chrisco


Tea set made by Chris Luther's mother and given to his wife, Lisa, on their wedding day.

 There is also a small group of pots made by the older generation, but I fell in love with the tea set made by Juanita, the mother of Chris Luther, and the sentiment behind it. It was a gift to his wife on their wedding day from his mother.
I know they must cherish this set since she passed away in the last few years.


 I am heading out to see if I can soak up a little sun.
Happy Sunday,
M

10 comments:

Linda Starr said...

oh my I am lovin that pitcher by Chris, wonderful pots there.

Linda Starr said...

the one on the left it looks like a woman's dress at a waltz. oh my

Gail said...

oh, lovely! I'll take them all.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Like I said with Meesh a minute ago: I remember reading Foxfire 7 or 8 30 years ago about southern pottery traditions, and here it is, alive and well :)

cookingwithgas said...

They are all for sale.
I know they will ship them to you!

angela walford said...

enjoy the sun and awesome show! i remember that place :))

smartcat said...

This is a terrific show....three potters and family history ....I love the feeling of continuity and tradition....plus great pots. Chris Luther's teapot is perfect.

We too had cat, dog and donkey rain....with more coming tonight!

Tracey Broome said...

I love those deep roots of southern pottery and admire the potters that keep it going for the future generations
( including you and Mark). Waking up to yet another wet morning, ugh....

cookingwithgas said...

Yep, ang- you have been there. I have proof!
yes, we had more donkey rain last night.
I wish we could all pack a lunch and go see the show.
Hey TB! where you been girl???

Kings Creek Pottery said...

I vow that some day I will visit Seagrove and soak up all the potter history! Thanks for sharing the photos of the show~