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Clayworks in Charlotte, NC, Presents Its Annual Holiday Sale & Open House – Dec. 3 & 4, 2010

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

I just came across another pottery event and figured you’d want to know about this one too.

Here’s what I gathered from their website:

Clayworks, located at 301 East 9th Street, Suite 150, in Charlotte, NC, will present its Annual Holiday Sale & Open House on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, 6-9pm and Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, 10am-3pm.

Free parking adjacent to the building during event hours.

Work by Adrienne Dellinger

The Clayworks Gallery will be featuring original handmade sculpture and functional pottery by Clayworks faculty including: Adrienne Dellinger, Shelley Sloan, Barbara Chadwick, Lisa Connell, Cary Pickard, Amy Sanders, Gregory A. Scott, Tomoo Kitamura, Julie Wiggins, and studio artists.

Work by Amy Sanders

Clayworks is dedicated to the promotion and development of ceramic arts, through: Adult and Children’s Classes; Workshops; Community Outreach; Gallery Sales, and Studio Space. Programs are designed to facilitate an environment of artistic exchange between students, instructors, and working artists.

Work by Julie Wiggins

For further info call 704-344-0795 or visit (

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The Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, Presents “From Within to the Surface” – Sept. 1 – 28, 2010

Monday, September 6th, 2010

We have gotten some positive feedback from the Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, after our last posting about an exhibit taking place there and I think we are all on the same page now and although this notice came a little late for our Sept. issue of Carolina Arts – it’s not too late to present it here. And, it fits our program of bringing you news about ceramic, clay, pottery – whatever you call them – exhibitions taking place in the Carolinas.

Don’t forget we’re posting other press releases which contain late-breaking news, news that came in late, and news we thought you needed to know about at our new blog – Carolina Arts News.

Here’s the press release:

The Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, presents From Within to the Surface, an exhibition of new ceramic works by Julie Wiggins, Amy Sanders, Ron Philbeck, Jennifer Mecca, Adrienne Dellinger, and Greg Scott. The exhibition, on view in the Sara Smith Self Gallery, opens Sept. 1 and continues through Sept. 28, 2010.

A work by Adrienne Dellinger.

A work by Greg Scott.

These six ceramic artists have shown regionally and nationally together over the past five years. This exhibition of new work features both decorative ceramics as well as utilitarian items. Styles range from wood fired stoneware to decorated porcelain and earthenware. The title of the exhibition, From Within to the Surface, reflects the methods in which these artists create strong clay forms that are married to various decorative and/or surface treatments. Examples include multiple and layered glaze, mishima inlay, sgraffito, sprigged colored clay, and clay textured surfaces. Over 50 pots will be featured.

A work by Jennifer Mecca.

A work by Ron Philbeck.

Join the Randolph Arts Guild on Sept. 28, 2010, from noon to 1pm as they host their popular “Lunch and Learn” series. Artists Amy Sanders and Ron Philbeck will answer questions and share information about their ceramic processes and experiences. The event is free. Please bring your own lunch.

A work by Julie Wiggins

Works by Amy Sanders.

The Randolph Arts Guild is located at 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC. For further information call 336/629-0399, e-mail to ( or visit (

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Update on Future Pottery Sales from Potter Ronan Peterson

Monday, September 21st, 2009

I received an update on future pottery sales from Ronan Peterson, a Chapel Hill, NC potter and blogger.

Peterson wrote: “I’m sending out one more quick reminder about the 3 Guys* and Some Pottery Sale this weekend and a short blurb about the Circle of Eight Sale the next weekend. Come out if you can and bring a pottery loving friend or two with you.”

Now Peterson’s blurb needed some cleaning up and a little extra work on my part to make it more informative for you readers, but that’s OK – I’m a seasoned translator and it’s my job.

First off, the * after the 3 Guys* is pretty simple. After doing this sale a number of years with three male potters – this year a female potter has joined the group.

The sale will take place at Doug Dotson Pottery – not near Pittsboro or Chapel Hill, NC – it takes place at 326 Mockernut Road, Pittsboro, NC – to be exact. A Google search of that address gets you a map for directions. The event – the 7th Annual 3 Guys* and Some Pottery Sale begins with a reception on Sept. 25, 2009, from 6-9pm. The sale continues on Sept. 26, 2009, from 10am-4pm and on Sept. 27, 2009, from noon-4pm. For further info or help, you can call 919/542-6439.

Peterson goes on to say, “I will have my highly decorated functional earthenware for sale alongside the earthy and comfortable soda fired stoneware of Doug Dotson and the elegant, yet familiar and colorful porcelain of Kelly O’Briant. We will be joined by Matthew Thomason who will have handmade journals, cards and some paintings on hand. Last year’s sale was great and we are looking forward to another weekend of hanging out, snacking and selling some pots (and prints!). Come on out into the woods and join us, bring your friends and spread the word about this special studio sale.”

The Circle of Eight Sale

Peterson also offers, “The next weekend, Oct. 3, 2009, I will join the Circle of Eight for their Fall Sale as an invited guest artist. The Circle is a group of Charlotte area ceramic artists which include Amy Sanders, Ron Philbeck, Julie Wiggins, Jennifer Mecca, Greg Scott and Adrienne Dellinger.  (Sandy Singletary is also a member of the Circle of Eight, but was not mentioned – perhaps she is not participating in this sale. Also, that adds up to seven potters – so I guess the 8th person represents a guest potters – don’t know.) I’m excited to be part of this sale and I am looking forward to hanging out and selling some pots with these talented potters in the Queen City. The sale will be from 10am-4pm at 1225 Dade Street, Charlotte, NC.”

Again, a Google search will get you a map. You can call 704/650-5662 for more info.

You can also learn more about Ronan Peterson by visiting his website.


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