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Catawba Valley Community College Potters Workshop
The Workshop seeks to promote the understanding, appreciation and continuation of Catawba Valley pottery. The goal is to provide contemporary instruction in using the local, historical methods and materials to make pottery. It is directed by Kim Ellington, a Catawba Valley potter, who - along with other area potters - instructs at the Workshop. The program is designed for students of all skill levels and draws on a variety of interests and influences to create a well rounded and developed potter.
(http://
www.cvcc.edu/Potters_Workshop)

 

John C. Campbell Folk School - Brasstown, NC
Founded in 1925 by Olive Dame Campbell, the idealistic widow of the missionary John C. Campbell, the school is the North Carolina version of what was originally a Danish idea, the folkehojskole or "folk school", which had been instrumental in transforming the Danish countryside into a vibrant creative force. Mrs. Campbell wanted to do the same for the then-isolated people of Appalachia, hoping to provide an alternative to the higher-education facilities that drew young people away from the family farm. Today, students here can take one of more than 300 week-long or weekend classes in subjects ranging from writing to cooking to woodworking, turning any hobby into an art form. Students can choose to stay in on-campus lodging or a campground, and the school provides three meals a day for those who want them. But even those who like to admire art rather than create it will find a haven here: the Folk School's Craft Shop represents more than 300 juried artists and features an impressive collection of Appalachian crafts, including jewelry, pottery, wood, fiber, ironwork and basketry. The Craft Shop is also home to the world-famous Brasstown Carvers, a group of local artists who directly benefited from training the John Campbell Folk School provided.
(https://www.folkschool.org/)

Odyssey Center For Ceramic Arts - Asheville, NC
The mission of the studio and school is to promote understanding, appreciation and professional development in the ceramic arts.
(http://www.highwaterclays.com/)

Penland School of Crafts - Penland, NC
The Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also offers artists' residencies, community collaboration programs, and a gallery and information center.
(http://www.penland.org/)

Chapel Hill Museum - Chapel Hill, NC
The Chapel Hill Museum, 523 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC. Ongoing display of the Museum's pottery collection - Farmer/James Pottery - North Carolina Art Pottery Collection 1900-1960. The exhibit features pottery by North Carolinian and southern potters, from a significant survey collection of southern art pottery. A portion of the 280-piece collection will be on display permanently, demonstrating the movement of art pottery displacing utilitarian pottery made here in NC and throughout the South. Noted author and folklore expert, Dr. A. Everrette James, and his wife, Dr. Nancy Farmer, have generously gifted the Chapel Hill Museum with this significant survey collection of southern art pottery. The Museum also offers an Educational Program - North Carolina Pottery and History of Pottery. Developed for the eighth grade, this program uses examples from the Museum's 300-piece pottery collection to interpret the culture and lives of North Carolinians from the mid-1800s through the present day. This program travels to schools for presentations to eighth grade classes. Home school groups and other small groups can experience the program at the Museum. All of the Museum's programs are provided free of charge. This program satisfies State of North Carolina history curriculum goals. It is aligned with the eighth grade course presentation on life in North Carolina during the early part of the 20th century. Museum hours are : Wed.-Sat., 10am-4pm & Sun. 1-4pm. For further information call 919/967-1400 / fax (919) 967-6230 or visit (www.chapelhillmuseum.org).

 

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