Saturday, August 10, 2013

North Carolina Pottery Center Events and Exhibitions

Vase heading to the Pottery Center auction
This piece is heading to the 14th Annual Pottery Auction to support the North Carolina Pottery Center. It will be on Wednesday, August 28th at Leland Little Auctions in Hillsborough.

The opening for the newest exhibition at the Pottery Center was yesterday evening. The exhibition is entitled "Foodwares: Pottery for Storage and Preparation of Food" explores the historical and contemporary uses of pottery forms in and around the kitchen with food preparation. It was excellently curated by Mary Ferrell from Westmoore Pottery. I have a compost crock in with other lidded forms:
Compost Crock (upper right)
And a pickling crock:
Straight-sided half-gallon pickling crock with weight and lid
Most of the contemporary pottery in the exhibition is for sale! I was also captured at the opening laughing (at what, I cannot remember!):
Photo by Samantha Henneke with Bruce Gholson and Brenda laughing
Here are a few highlights of historic pieces in the exhibition:

Archaeological Moravian cooking vessels from Salem

Large Mixing bowl

Be sure to check out this exhibition and try to make it to the pottery auction to support the mission and efforts of the Pottery Center!

1 comment:

Dennis Allen said...

Sounds like a great exhibit.Might even be an excuse for a road trip.