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Mobile Anagama Kiln Firing at the Pottery Center

Posted on 08/14/14

Seagrove, NC - Henry Crissman, a graduate Student at The NYSCC at Alfred University persuing a MFA in Ceramics, and his "Mighty Mobile Anagama" kiln are heading east from Montana and are projected to arrive in Seagrove, NC, early next week and fire his mobile kiln at the North Carolina Pottery Center on Tuesday, August 19th, barring unforeseen circumstances. Henry's mobile anagama is a wood-fired kiln on a trailer he created with plenty of funding and assistance that is now on the last leg of a whirlwind national tour of kiln firings and exploring ceramics as community activism for the past month. 

Says Henry, "My art practice is an exploration of the progressive social applications of making and using functional pottery..." His mobile anagama wood-fired kiln allows for the hosting of more communal and performative approaches to the ceramic process. 

The re-assembly, loading, and firing of Henry's moblie anagama kiln will take place at the North Carolina Pottery Center on Tuesday, August 19th starting at 9:00 am. This will be a day long process. The unloading of the fired kiln will take place on Wednesday, August 20th. 

The public is invited to come out and watch the process both days. There will be no charge to the public to come out and watch the loading/firing process on Tuesday or the unloading on Wednesday, but the center will be charging its usual modest admission fee to tour the museum on those days for visitors wishing to do that as well. 

This will also be a great opportunity to meet a couple of new addtions at the Pottery Center: Josh Floyd, the center's Artist-in-Residence, and Emily Lassiter, the center's Educational Program Manager and Project Coordinator. 

To learn more about the “Mobile Anagama,” visit Henry’s website at www.henrycrissman.com.

Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, and the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Thank you!

The mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center is to promote public awareness of and appreciation for the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina.

 The Center is located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove, NC. Hours of operation are Tue - Sat 10 am - 4 pm. For more information, please call 336.873.8430, visit ncpotterycenter.org, or find us on Facebook.

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