About Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke

Shino Lizard Low Bowl - Bruce Gholson

Meet Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke

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

Honored 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 pm 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

Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke - Bulldog Pottery

      Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke moved to Seagrove in 1997 with the vision of planting their roots and setting up their own full time clay studio called “Bulldog Pottery”, named for their two American Bulldogs Moka and Babu. They both grew up in small college towns, Bruce in Stillwater, Oklahoma and Samantha in Blacksburg, Va.   Bruce graduated with a ceramics BFA from University of Georgia in Athens and his MFA in ceramics from Alfred University.  Samantha Henneke earned her BFA in ceramics from Alfred University.  College provided an incredible platform piled with a plethora of information, skills, and the tools for them to continue to grow and gather knowledge for their future in ceramics. 
     Their studio is a collaborative environment that provides them with support to express themselves as individuals, more than they would be able to achieve singularly. Their work has become known as an eclectic mix of form, imagery, texture, and pattern integrated by their rich and distinctive glazes. Bruce and Samantha share a love of nature, pottery, good design, and an intense interest in glazes. Together they have formulated a unique series of molybdenum crystalline glazes that skin the surface of elegantly thrown vases and jars. The distinctive character of molybdenum crystalline glaze is diamond or star shaped crystals, with iridescent refractive rainbow colors that blend in subtly with the background color.
       Bruce and Samantha have an online presence and participate actively in the social media world. Through their website, blog, facebook, and twitter they keep their collectors and friends up to date with what is happening in and around their studio.  As written by Marla Coulthard, “Bruce and Samantha are contemporary potters, yet their work conveys a genuine connection to the traditional pottery that is Seagrove.”

Samantha Henneke

Sacred Status porcelain wall hanging by Samantha Henneke

Bulldog Pottery is located 5 miles South of the town of Seagrove on 220 Alternate
3306 US Hwy 220 Alt
Seagrove, NC 27341