Great Pots: Masterpieces from North Carolina and South Carolina
May 6 - July 22, 2017.
Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, noon - 2 pm.
Special evening reception at the opening of WoodfireNC on Thursday, June 8, 7-9 pm.
"Great Pots: Masterpieces from North Carolina and South Carolina," offers potters and the public the rare opportunity to see many of the finest pots from North Carolina and South Carolina's world-class traditions.
The exhibition will be a broad survey of the regional pottery regions of both states. From North Carolina the show will feature: earthenware pots from the Moravian, Catawba Valley, and St. Asaph’s traditions; salt-glazed pots from Moore, Randolph, and Alamance Counties; alkaline-glazed pots from the Catawba Valley. From South Carolina the show will focus on: decorated and undecorated stoneware from Edgefield; stoneware from Columbia and the Upstate region.
Most of the pots will be from the 19th century, but there will be a few examples from the early 20th century as well.
The show will be curated by Mark Hewitt who previously co-curated, “The Potter’s Eye: Art and Tradition in North Carolina Pottery,” with Nancy Sweezy, at the North Carolina Museum of Art in 2005.