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Bulldog Pottery in Seagrove, NC, Offer Show & Sale – Dec. 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

I’m sure the first thing regular readers of Carolina Arts Unleashed will be asking themselves after reading this headline is – How are Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke going to have anything left to sell after the 3rd Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters, which takes place Nov. 19 – 21, 2010? Well, they probably will sell everything they’ve made up to then at the Celebration, but like the makers of Doritos who used to advertise – Eat all you want – we’ll make more – they’ll have plenty to sell you as they’ll be making more all the time. And since they have been experimenting with glazes lately – the more will not only be different, but perhaps – if you can believe it – more interesting with every new kiln load. You may even want to check in if you attended the Celebration to see what’s warm right out of the kiln.


Don’t worry – they work like beavers and Ed and Gloria Henneke and Max the bulldog – the entire crew at Bulldog Pottery will chip in to make sure your holiday shopping will not fall short by visiting them on Dec. 4th.

Here’s their press release:

Blue Ant by Samantha Henneke, porcelain, molybdenum crystalline glazes

On Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, from 9:30am-5:30pm Seagrove potters Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke will have a fresh variety of pottery in their shop for the holiday season. Visit them at their Bulldog Pottery studio, located at 3306 US Hwy 220 Seagrove, NC, for lively conversation about their recent work and light refreshments. There are always new creative endeavors in the works at Bulldog Pottery, where Bruce and Samantha let their muses inspire them from one series of experiments to another. Their interests are diverse and they are always developing different glazes and color combinations to facilitate their ideas. Whether they are designing their functional Moka glaze pottery, decorative molybdenum crystalline vases, or glazed porcelain wall hangings, they enjoy coming up with new twists.  Follow their ceramic progress and the most recent happenings in their studio at their blog, Around and About with Bulldog Pottery found at (

Spider Yunomi by Bruce Gholson, porcelain, molybdenum crystalline glazes

Bulldog Pottery studio is a collaborative environment that provides them with support to help express themselves as individuals, as well as, a working team. They brainstorm for ideas by formulating and testing clays, glazes, surface treatments, and playing off of each other’s intuition about the materials and processes. Bruce Gholson has been fascinated with fishing, fossils, reptiles and insects since childhood. Recent interests have included Chinese scholar stones, arrowheads, and the materials and geology of our region. Samantha Henneke is inspired by their home garden, and the interplay of activity and color between plant, insect and animal life forms.

Once the holiday season goes into full swing, and the Celebration of Seagrove Potters has taken place on November 19-21 in Seagrove, Bulldog Pottery will not be alone in keeping up production in the studio through December. Seagrove and Bulldog Pottery enthusiasts will have plenty of new pottery to choose from. The reality is that many industrious Seagrove potters are still making pots for December and will have an abundance of pottery coming out of their kilns after the famous “Celebration of Seagrove Potters” event. Bulldog Pottery is located, 5 miles south of the town of Seagrove, NC, on Business 220 (right off of future Interstate 73/74).

For more information about Samantha and Bruce’s holiday kiln opening call them at 336/302-3469, e-mail to (, or visit (