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The Greensboro Historical Museum’s Shop in Greensboro, NC, Offers Celtic Pottery Trunk Show and Demonstration – Dec. 1, 2012

October 30, 2012

The Greensboro Historical Museum’s Shop in Greensboro, NC, will offer a John Dortch Memorial Series Event – Greensboro’s Celtic Pottery Trunk Show and Demonstration, on Dec. 1, 2012, from 2-5pm.

Talk with Greensboro artists, Janet Gaddy and Timothy Moran, who produce pottery influenced by their Celtic heritage and personal reflections. Gaddy, a Greensboro College instructor, creates porcelain sculptural pieces and stoneware folk art, while Moran, a North Carolina certified master potter, specializes in crystalline glazes on wheel-thrown porcelain.

Work by Janet Gaddy

Using his potter’s wheel, Moran will create a ring vase during the trunk show event at the Greensboro Historical Museum Shop.

Work by Timothy Moran

The Celtic Pottery’s trunk show will include smaller decorative pieces along with monumental collectibles.

The Greensboro Historical Museum is located at 130 Summit Avenue in Greensboro. Museum and Shop Hours: Tue. – Sat., 10am– 5pm and Sun., 1-5pm.

For further info call 336/373-2043 or visit (


Green Hill Center for NC Art in Greensboro, NC, Features Major Pottery Exhibition

June 22, 2012

The Green Hill Center for NC Art in Greensboro, NC, will present the exhibit, By Example: NC Potters and Their Mentors, curated by Ronan Kyle Peterson, on view from June 29 through Aug. 26, 2012. An opening reception will be held on June 29, from 5:30-7:30pm.

“The title, By Example, notes the relationship between an artist and their mentor(s) and how the teaching and learning of a mentorship comes through watching and listening… Interestingly enough, most of the invited mentors happen to also live and work in North Carolina, which again notes the rich and vibrant ceramics scene in the Tar Heel State,” says Peterson.

Work by Jason Burnett

By Example: NC Potters and Their Mentors presents works from a new generation of ceramic artists who represent the new guard of clay makers in North Carolina, a state rich with a venerable clay tradition. Peterson has selected twenty artists who in turn have invited 20 mentors who have significantly influenced their work and careers. The exhibition will take the visitor through a visual journey where one will see both functional and sculptural ceramics by artists whose work reflects the tradition of NC clay and artists who are incorporating new approaches to surface design and innovative application of ancient techniques.

The exhibition will explore multiple themes in contemporary craft including use of color, texture and imagery, artistic borrowings from other media, and the importance of mentorship.

Work by Tom Spleth

Peterson grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving a BS in Anthropology and Folklore in 1996. He first started working with clay in 1997 at John C. Campbell Folk School and continued his ceramic practice as a Core Fellow at Penland School of Crafts. In 2001 he established Nine Toes Pottery in Chapel Hill, NC. He has curated Refraction and Flux: Eight Rising Young Potters, for the J.C. Self Genetics Research Center in Greenwood, SC, and exhibitions for Claymakers Gallery and Studio in Durham, NC.

Work by Samantha Henneke

“These artists are not simply making pots as they have seen others make pots, they are pushing the boundaries of ceramic expression, defining clear and important voices as ceramic artists and vessel makers, and pushing forward North Carolina’s legacy of outstanding ceramic expression,” says Peterson.

The group of artists include: Blaine M. Avery, Patty Bilbro, Jason Bige Burnett, Kyle Carpenter, Naomi Dalglish, Susan Feagin, Samantha Henneke, Michael Hunt, Matt Jones, Shaunna Lyons, Stephanie Martin, Kelly O’Briant, Gillian J. Parke, Ronan Kyle Peterson, Ron Philbeck, Emily Reason, Amy Sanders, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Joy Tanner, and Julie Wiggins.

Work by Joy Tanner

The group of Mentors include: Linda Arbuckle, Tom Bartel, Margaret Bohls, Joyce Bryan, Val Cushing, Becca Floyd, Steven Forbes-deSoule, Tom Gray, Mark Hewitt, L.T. Hoisington, II, Dwight Holland, Oh Hyang Jong, Jennifer Kincaid, Michael Kline, Leah Leitson, Suze Lindsay, Linda McFarling, Ron Meyers, and Tom Spleth.

See more images from this exhibit on Flickr at this link (

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 336/333-7460 or visit (