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NC's American Indian potters at NC Pottery Center

Posted on 05/03/2008

Contact: Denny Mecham

The public is invited to celebrate the opening of a new exhibition featuring the work of North Carolina’s American Indian potters at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove Saturday, May 17th. The exhibition and all events are free of charge.  

From 1-3 pm Haliwa-Saponi potter Senora Lynch, Lumbee potter Herman Oxendine, Cherokee potter Joel Queen, and Catawba potter Caroleen Sanders will be demonstrating traditional and contemporary pottery making methods each distinctly different.  

Visitors of all ages will have an opportunity to make their own coil pot and try their hand at a variety of decorating techniques.   Also from 1-3 pm the North Carolina Archaeological Society members will be offering Pottery Identification and Dating including Prehistoric Pottery Traditional Pottery Historic Pottery Imported and US Prehistoric Lithics stone and NC PAST “History from Things” Teaching Kits. So bring your family treasures or just come to observe and enjoy. 

The exhibit, Contemporary Pottery from North Carolina’s American Indian Communities and Contemporary Catawba Indian Pottery will be open 10am-5pm. The Artists’ Reception is 3-5 pm. The work will be on display through August 23, 2008.

For more information call 336-873-8430 or visit www.ncpotterycenter.com. The exhibition and events are sponsored by the Marion Stedman Covington Foundation the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Archaeological Society.   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.

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