Monday, May 5, 2014

Dan Anderson - Cousins in Clay

Dan Anderson honored clay cousin for 
"Cousins in Clay" at Bulldog Pottery Seagrove, NC

Dan Anderson taught for 32 years at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and retired from teaching in 2002 to become a full-time studio potter. Anderson’s pots combine his love of architectural shapes and his fascination for decal illustrations with his sparky sense of humor.  He finds his ceramics a joy to make and when he is finished with the final decal firing... he admits, there is nothing like them in the whole wide world.

We are excited to meet Dan and spend the weekend with him and his pots.  Brian Jones interviewed Dan Anderson last year on the "Jonescast" podcast.  Listening to the Dan Anderson interview on the Jonescast is a fun way to get to know Dan.  While you are there check out some of the other interviews as well.  

Dan will demonstrate on Sunday, June 1, 1:30 – 2:30pm and talk about his experiences as a potter and teacher.
May 31 - June 1, 2014
Saturday 10:00-5:00 and Sunday 10:00-4:00
Music on Saturday by Chronis Pou Vasilou
Blair Clemo demo on Saturday at 3:00pm
Music on Sunday Al McCanless and Michael Mahan
Potters Potluck at 12:00 Sunday - All are welcome
Dan Anderson demo from 1:30-2:30

hosted by Bruce Gholson, Samantha Henneke, with Michael Kline
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Bulldog Pottery is located at 3306 US Hwy 220 Alt. Seagrove, NC
5 miles south from the traffic light in the town of Seagrove.
Look for the blue watertower
info at 336-302-3469 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

"Cousins in Clay" Seagrove at Bulldog Pottery

"Cousins in Clay" Seagrove, May 31-June 1, 2014, Bulldog Pottery, NC
Our Honored Clay Cousins are Dan Anderson and Blair Clemo

May 31 - June 1, 2014
at Bulldog Pottery in Seagrove, North Carolina

A Contemporary Pottery Show and Sale

Guest Clay Cousins 
Dan Anderson and Blair Clemo

Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm

On Saturday
 Sips -n- Such and Greek Music
at 3:00 pm demo by Blair Clemo

On Sunday
Potters Potluck @ Noon -- All are Welcome
at 1:30-2:30 demo by Dan Anderson

Join us for this wonderful weekend about All Things Clay
Bulldog Pottery
3306 US Hwy 220 Alt
Seagrove, NC 27341
For more info. 336-302-3469
5 miles south from the town of Seagrove's traffic light
look for the large blue water tower by our driveway

"Cousins in Clay" Seagrove, May 31-June 1, 2014, Bulldog Pottery, NC

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Cousins Are Coming To The Mountains!

We are getting ready to send out our announcement for our upcoming mountaintop pottery show up in Bakersville, NC at Kline Pottery! We thought it would be nice to give you a sneak peek of the card.

We're all very excited to host our pottery friends and "cousins in clay", Donna Polseno and Rick Hensley, from Floyd, Virginia here in Bakersville on the 24th and 25th of August. We also look forward to seeing as many of you as possible!

If you would like to receive a postcard announcement email Michael with your mailing address.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

David MacDonald - "Cousins in Clay" - Seagrove, NC - June 1 & 2

David MacDonald will be one of our guest clay cousins for this years "Cousins in Clay" at Bulldog Pottery in Seagrove, NC. He is an emeritus professor of Syracuse University and makes pottery and lives in Syracuse, New York.  MacDonald received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in 2011.

An excerpt from David MacDonald's artist statement.

"The nature of the art experience for me is one of self-discovery and communication. In one sense, it is a very private and personal journey in search of order, reason, reality and beauty. In another sense, it is a very public act in the attempt to express and share, with others, my realizations and discoveries."

He recently had a solo exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York.
"For more than four decades, David MacDonald has masterfully created richly patterned utilitarian objects from clay that have come to symbolize tremendous integrity and endurance. Despite the national recognition MacDonald has earned for his superb work, he remains committed to, and most content when he is producing, functional works of art in beautiful forms that will be touched, held, and most importantly used by people who will admire and appreciate their inherent beauty."
— Everson Museum of Art, 2011

We are honored and excited to have David MacDonald come to Seagrove with his pottery for this years  "Cousins in Clay".  

"Cousins in Clay" June 1-2, 2013

Honored Clay Cousins
 David MacDonald 
Jack Troy

at Bulldog Pottery 
3306 US Hwy 220, Seagrove, NC 27341
June 1&2, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4

hosted by Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke
 with Michael Kline from Bakersville, NC