Posts Tagged ‘Lindsay Rogers’

Claymakers Gallery of Fine Handmade Pottery in Durham, NC, Features Works by Five Asheville Potters

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Here’s a press release we received at Carolina Arts about a pottery show in Durham, NC – a city we don’t hear from much. This came from Ronan Peterson, one of the ongoing potters featured at Claymakers. He is another blogging potter with the blog Nine Toes Pottery.

Here’s the press release:

Claymakers Gallery of Fine Handmade Pottery in Durham, NC, is presenting the exhibit, Asheville in the Bull City, featuring works by five Asheville, NC, area potters, Will Baker, Patty Bilbro, Kyle Carpenter, Karen Newgard, and Lindsay Rogers, on view through Mar. 12, 2010.

work by Patty Bilbro

Claymakers invites five Asheville area ceramic artists to exhibit their distinctive functional vessels in the Bull City.  This exhibit includes the work of Will Baker, Patty Bilbro, Kyle Carpenter, Karen Newgard, and Lindsay Rogers. Each of these functional potters have developed a singular interpretation of everyday pottery, from the graphic, black on white porcelain of Karen Newgard to the warm, earthy atmospheric stoneware of Will Baker.

work by Karen Newgard

Each artist employs their own approach to surface and decoration, with Lindsay Roger’s minimal, detailed lines and textures nicely contrasted by the intimate brushwork of Patty Bilbro and Kyle Carpenter’s bold salt fired slip and glaze brushwork.

Don’t miss this special showing near downtown Durham of some of the best ceramics the mountains of western North Carolina have to offer.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 919/530-8355 or visit (

A Carolina Potter Needs Your Help!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

I was going through my normal blog list this morning and there was a lot of news there today about all kinds of subjects and I ran across a notice of a benefit to help a potter, Liz Zlot Summerfield, on Michael Kline’s blog. Kline was passing along info he had received from Lindsay Rogers who was organizing this benefit to help a fellow potter in need. I hope all the links work and if not you may have to do a little searching to find things but here it is.

From Lindsay Rogers website:

Liz Zlot Summerfield Benefit

I am writing to announce a benefit auction to assist my friend, and fellow ceramic artist, Liz Zlot Summerfield. In April of this year Liz was diagnosed with a type of cancer called non-hodgkins Lymphoma. When she got the news of her cancer all studio work for Liz and her husband, glass blower Scott Summerfield, stopped. For most artists a halt to work, combined with illness and bills, is a hardship too large to manage alone. Like most plans, our ideas for this benefit started out small and have since bloomed in to something that I believe will be a wonderful, fun and supportive event. With all that said, there are several ways that you can participate!

1) Attend the live auction at Penland or visit the online sale as a buyer!

The live auction is August 16, 2009, in the Northlight Building at Penland School of Crafts. Doors will open at 1:00pm at which point there will be light refreshments, Bandana Klezmer will provide fabulous entertainment and visitors will have a chance to take a good look at the work available in the live and silent auctions. The live auction of work will begin at 2:00pm and is expected to last around an hour or so. At the end of the auction visitors can pick up and pay for their pieces knowing that 100% of the proceeds will go to helping Liz, Scott and their young daughter, Roby, get through this really hard time.

The online sale will be held on and will begin September 1st. I will post more information about the online auction (including the web address) as we get closer to the date.

2) Help us find more buyers by sending out an email of the postcard. You can access an image of the postcard in jpeg or pdf format by clicking the following links to the right.

3) You can make a monetary donation to a PayPal account created for Liz’s benefit. By clicking on the donate button at ( to the right/above, or using this link below, you can be assured that all donations will go quickly, safely and directly to Liz.

The link to this account is: (

Thank you so much for your generosity!