Eastern NC Pre-Conference
This is the eastern North Carolina component of the largest collaboration of NC potters at one time to date. Participants who register for this pre-conference will be able to meet, visit and/or fire with the Eastern Pre-Conference artists.
The 4th Annual Ashfest Event will take place May 28 – June 10, 2017 in Bailey, North Carolina at the studio of Dan Finch. Justin Lambert of Jupiter, FL and Logan Wannamaker of Taos, NM will join Dan for a 2 week anagama firing workshop in Dan’s “Mama” Anagama. The anagama is approx 700 cu ft., and will be fired for 6 days. We will load the kiln for 3 days, fire for 6 days, then Dan, Justin, and Logan organize studio tours, and finally unload the kiln Saturday, June 10. There is space for 25 participants in the firing, at a cost of $600/person. This fee entitles each person up to 10 cu/ft of space in the anagama, and entry to all events associated with the 2 week workshop. FREE covered camping onsite is available with full shower/restroom facilities, as are private rooms in the guesthouse (contact us for details).
Dates: May 28 – June 11, 2017
Event: Dan Finch “Mama” Anagama Bailey, NC 2 week firing workshop of Dan’s 700 cu/ft Anagama, 2 days of Studio Tours
Cost: $600/person 10 cu/ft of space maximum (Participants are required to bring UNGLAZED BISQUE work, no greenware will be loaded into the kiln. Slip and glaze will be provided.)
Lodging: FREE covered camping onsite, guest house private rooms, contact us for details.
MAP and DIRECTIONS:
From Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Interstate-40 East to Interstate-440 North (Inner Loop) to US-64 East (Exit 14 - 64 & 264 East off 440-approx. 24 miles from RDU). Follow US-64 East to US-264 East (at Zebulon). Follow US-264 approximately 10.5 miles to Exit 30. Exit at NC-581 Bailey/Spring Hope. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto NC-581 North. Travel approximately 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Finch Nursery Lane (a private dirt path) and Finch Pottery & Nursery will be at the end, 1/3 mile. (Total approximate Travel Distance from airport = 48.8 miles)
From Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Interstate-95 South to Exit 121-Wilson/US-264. Travel US-264 West to Exit 30 - NC-581/Bailey & Spring Hope exit. Exit onto NC-581 and turn right to travel North on NC-581 (toward Spring Hope). Travel approximately 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Finch Nursery Lane (a private dirt path) and Finch Pottery & Nursery will be on the left at the end, 1/3 mile.