Building Upon

November 7 – 19.

Blue Hen Pottery – Estonian Academy of Art – East Carolina University – North Carolina Pottery Center working together to build a kiln, strengthen old relationships while building new ones, based on ceramic history and education.

SCHEDULE:

Nov. 7 – 11 kiln building workshop at Blue Hen Pottery. Students from Estonian Academy of Art and East Carolina University are working together to get hands on experience, and learn about kiln design. Instructor Andres Allik is a master kiln builder from Estonia. Seagrove community potters and our friends are welcome to come and see the progress of the kiln building.

Nov. 8 – Slide presentations and Pot-Luck at North Carolina Pottery Center, 6pm -until.

Please join us for an evening of sharing at NCPC.

Presenters:

Urmas Puhkan, Head of the Ceramics Department, Estonian Academy of Art.

Ingrid Allik, Professor of the Ceramics Department, Estonian Academy of Art.

Richard Spiller, The godfather of exchange between USA and Baltic Ceramics.

Students from Estonian Academy of Art and East Carolina University Ceramics department.

Please bring a covered dish to share.

Nov. 14 – 15: First firing of the Bourry Box Kiln at Blue Hen Pottery.

Nov. 16 – 17: Slide presentations, reception of Estonian Ceramics exhibition at East Carolina University, Greenville

Nov. 18 – Reception of exhibition “Transparent Kiln” at North Carolina Pottery Center, 12PM- 2PM. This exhibition will showcase the work from the Blue Hen Pottery’s first kiln firing.

Huge thanks goes out to NCPC staff and board for accommodating this event on a short notice!

Thank you, Seo Eo for all your help in organizing, and East Carolina University for hosting the Estonian artists!

Great thanks also to STARworks Ceramics, for donating STARworks local claybodies to the students to work with!

Thanks to all of our friends and families who have and are helping with various different aspects of this project!

4 thoughts on “Building Upon

  1. I hope it went well, Anne! I’ve been helping out with a potential client for the shop today. Just finished, & came here to relook at the reception time, and it was exactly 2:00. Dang, I missed it!

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