"Prized Pieces: The Makers Collection" opens on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the North Carolina Pottery Center and runs through October 5, 2015. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 4:30-7:30 pm. The reception is open to the public and free of charge. The NCPC is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, and is located at 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, NC.
"Prized Pieces: The Makers Collection" illustrates that makers tend to be collectors as well. Featured are two pieces from each of the artists in this exhibition: one piece made by the artist that they are keeping for themselves, and one prized piece made by anyone else that the artist has chosen to keep because it has significance to them. Together with those two pieces, you will find a short explanation from the artist on why they have chosen to keep those two special pieces.
Featured Artists: Will Baker, Michael Ball, Tammy Brooks, Melisa Cadell, Kyle Carpenter, Lisa Clague, Naomi Dalglish, Will Dickert, Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke, Becky Gray, Nick Joerling, Kate Johnston, Tinka Jordy, Po-Wen Liu, Michael Mahan, Courtney Martin, Alex Matisse, Kent McLaughlin, Jennifer Mecca, Shane Mickey, Gillian Parke, Anne Pärtna, Phil Pollet, Joel Queen, Gwendolyn Redfern, Senora Richardson Lynch, Ibrahim Said, Amy Sanders, Ken Sedberry, Roy Strassberg, Joy Tanner, Brad Tucker, Ben Watford, Dina Wilde-Ramsing, Liz Zlot Summerfield.
Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation, and the Windgate Charitable 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.