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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tradition In clay

The very first time I touched clay on the potter's wheel was in a workshop Sid Luck was giving and I haven't looked back since that day! This is one of his face jugs on display at The Ackland Museum in Chapel Hill and part of the show there, Tradition In Clay.
I went to see the show today with my pottery pals Charlotte, Kristen and Amy. If you are near Chapel Hill and haven't seen the show yet, it is worth the trip if you love the old Seagrove and Catawba pots as much as I do. It's up until March so there is still time.
Mark Hewitt and Daniel Johnston have a pretty prominent spot in the show and have beautiful examples of their work on display.




I took a lot of pictures but it is so hard to photograph pottery under plexiglass with museum lighting so the pictures pretty much suck. These were the best I got, so if you want to see more, come on over to Chapel Hill and I will buy you a beer. The Ackland is next to my favorite place ever, Top of the Hill. Oh the beer they have..... almost better than the pottery, well, not really but close!

6 comments:

Kari said...

Looks like a good show. I'd buy you a beer if I lived closer, just for sharing the pictures!

ang said...

that's one ugly mug!!

Lori Buff said...

That does sound like a fun show, now all I need is a dog sitter...

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Thanks for the photos for those of us too far away. I love the strength of those pots~

Linda Starr said...

I wished I lived closer, looks like a good show, love that silver jug and the one with the resist sripes.

Michèle Hastings said...

looks like a nice show, maybe i will get a chance to get out there. jeff and i had dinner at the top of the hill this summer after going to an opening at the Frank. great beer and food!