7-9 pm, NC Pottery Center Education Building
233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341
7-8 pm: Community Potluck and Social Hour
8-9 pm: Slideshow Presentation
On February 20th, join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center for a slide lecture by Greensboro potter and educator, Charlie Tefft! Charlie is a ceramics instructor at Guilford College. He will present images of his life and work, influences and experiences. Of his own work, Charlie tells this story:
"In the spring of 2003 a pair of Carolina Wrens took up residence in the rafters of my studio. I watched them raise two sets of babies over that summer. Day in and day out they would move upon the rafter calling down to me, always feeding their babies. The summer of Carolina wrens nestled into the depths of my mind, and over time I began to create work about that experience. In hindsight I can see a similar path in many of the pieces I design. They are born out of something outside of clay, and evolve over time. The theme that reoccurs most often is movement. I am always looking for ways to make the surface or the actual pots seems as though they have captured a moment in time. I balance this movement and life in the pots with a desire to make them functional. This is the challenge that brings me back to the studio eager to make pots."
Come on out and join us for a fun evening! A potluck at 7 pm will begin the evening’s events, followed by Charlie’s talk at 8 pm. For more information, call the center at (336)873-8430.
This ongoing lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the Pottery Center.