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The Collector's Eye, Series II: Seven Perspectives

Posted on 07/26/2012

Seagrove, NC - The Collector's Eye, Series II: Seven Perspectives explores the state's pottery heritage through examples of pottery selected by seven women from their personal collections. The collectors include Cynthia Brown, Hope B. Haywood, Patricia H. Hyman, Eleanor Owen, Bunny Andrews Schrooer, Peg Wiebe, and one collector who chooses to remain anonymous. These collectors provide a unique and interesting perspective on North Carolina pottery, filling a special niche in preserving the state's clay heritage. This is the second installment of the Collector's Eye series (the first included seven collectors who are men, and ran from November 23, 2010 - February 12, 2011) that takes the viewer on a visual journey around the state's potteries through our selected collectors' eyes. Nearly 140 objects are displayed in the exhibit including examples of historic and contemporary North Carolina pottery made by some of North Carolina's finest potters.

This exhibit is available for viewing at the North Carolina Pottery Center located in Seagrove, North Carolina, from August 10, 2012 - October 27, 2012. Visitors are invited to attend the opening reception at the North Carolina Pottery Center on Friday, August 17, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission for the reception is free to the public. A full-color catalog including all of the exhibited pottery will be available for purchase. Special thanks to catalog sponsor, Daisy Wade Bridges.

Special thanks to Four Saints Brewing Company of Asheboro, www.foursaintsbrewing.com and the North Carolina Pottery Collectors' Guild of Raleigh www.ncpotterycollectors.org for sponsoring the opening reception.

Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the John W. & Anna H. Hanes Foundation, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation and the Goodnight Educational 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.

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 or go to www.ncpotterycenter.org.

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