About Michael Kline

Michael Kline Scalloped Plate

Meet Michael Kline

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

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 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

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

Michael Kline from Bakersville, North Carolina
       Michael Kline moved to North Carolina in 1998 after being awarded a competitive position as artist in residence at the Penland School of Crafts. While being a self motivated and focused resident at Penland, Michael worked on a body of larger scale stoneware pottery inspired by the traditional stoneware of the Catawba Valley and Seagrove areas of North Carolina.  Michael’s inspired traditional forms are graced with his elegant floral brushwork giving a botanical theme to his wood-fired pottery jugs and jar forms.  Sometimes his pots are covered with a honey amber color glaze that is as appetizing as maple syrup.  His black floral intertwining vine patterns inlayed on a tactilely textured slip and glaze, is a decoration uniquely his own.

       Just as the energy of the clay spinning on his wheel, Michael energetically spins a web through cyberspace, keeping up with all of the latest technology that is available to artists while maintaining a full time studio life with his wife and two children in the mountains.  Michael shares his personal journey of the day-to-day life of being a full time studio potter through his well-known “Sawdust and Dirt” clay blog. In the summer/fall 2008 issue of the Studio Potter magazine there is an article Michael wrote about his blogging experiences.  Michael’s blog was most recently featured in the winter 2011 issue of Clay Times in the article Blogging Potters Everywhere.  You can get to know Michael and share his experiences by following him on his blog, facebook, and twitter, or watch him on his You Tube channel sharing some of his studio techniques.

Amber Bowl