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In the Grove - May 2012

In the Grove - May 2012

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Published by Rhonda McCanless
Discover what's happening in Seagrove, NC and surrounding communities. In May - Behind the Scenes Pottery Crawl, David Stuempfle Kiln Sale, Chocolate Festival, Student Exhibit at the NC Pottery Center, "Spring into Summer" at Whynot Pottery, "Cousins in Clay" at Bulldog Pottery, Donna Craven Spring Kiln Opening, Summer Clay Camp at STARworks Ceramics and Seagrove Potter Jeff Brown is Invited to Workshop in South Korea.
Discover what's happening in Seagrove, NC and surrounding communities. In May - Behind the Scenes Pottery Crawl, David Stuempfle Kiln Sale, Chocolate Festival, Student Exhibit at the NC Pottery Center, "Spring into Summer" at Whynot Pottery, "Cousins in Clay" at Bulldog Pottery, Donna Craven Spring Kiln Opening, Summer Clay Camp at STARworks Ceramics and Seagrove Potter Jeff Brown is Invited to Workshop in South Korea.

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Events Calendar
 May
5
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David Stuempfle PotteryKiln Sale (pg. 2)
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Chocolate Festival (pg. 2)
11 through July 28
Student Exhibit at NC PotteryCenter (pg. 2)
26
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Donna Craven Spring KilnOpening (pg. 3)
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“Spring into Summer”kiln opening at WhynotPottery (pg. 3)
26 & 27
4th annual “Cousins in Clay”at Bulldog Pottery (pg. 3)
31
Last day to register for Summer Clay Camp atSTARworks Ceramics (pg. 4)
 June
5
Seagrove Town CouncilMeeting - 7 p.m.
15 & 16
Summerfest - Hosted by theMuseum of NC TraditionalPottery. Several pottery shopswill participate.
To list your events in futureissues of “In the Grove,”contact Rhonda McCanless at (336) 879-6950 or  professional_page@rtmc.net 
 
In The Grove
The Northern Moore Family ResourceCenter will host the 2
nd
annual Behind theScenes Pottery Crawl on May 12, from 10 a.m.to 5p.m.A self-guided car tour will take participants to 14Seagrove area potteryshops. Each shop willhave a unique culinarydelight with wine pairingand demonstrationsfocusing on differentaspects of the craft – from shaping at thewheel, to glazing, tofiring techniques.The pottery crawlwill showcase a rich diversity of styles, colors,shapes and sizes that range from the decorativeto the utilitarian. Participants will encounter  pieces they want to hang on the wall under museum lighting, as well as everydaytreasures. Every potter is an artist with his/her own unique style.Individual ticketsare $45. Patron ticketsare $100, and include acommemorative pottery piece.Mother’s Day packagesare available for $150.The package includestwo tickets and several gifts for mom—thecommemorative pottery piece filled withchocolates and a bottle of wine. Participantswill receive a ticket and program for the event,with a map highlighting all of the participating potteries. Tickets and programs may be pickedup at the ResourceCenter, 130 S. MiddletonStreet in Robbins or atthe North CarolinaPottery Center, 233 EastAvenue in Seagrove.The Resource Center will raffle off four 4- piece place settings of tableware from Dean andMartin Pottery and fromAvery Pottery andTileworks. They willalso raffle off a salad set, plus salad bowls fromSeagrove Stoneware.Raffle tickets may be purchased separately fromtickets to the event. Winnersdo not have to be present atthe drawing. The drawingswill take place at 5:30 p.m. atthe Resource Center on theday of the event. Raffletickets for the dinnerwaresettings are $10. Ticket buyers can designate whichdrawing they would like to bea part of. Tickets for the salad set are $5.Tickets for the set of six salad bowls are $1.The Behind the Scenes Pottery Crawl isorganized by the Northern Moore FamilyResource Center,which is a 501 (c) (3)
May 2012Volume 3, Issue 4
Behind the Scenes Pottery Crawl  
 News of Seagrove and Surrounding Communities
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David Stuempfle PotteryKiln Sale
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Chocolate Festival
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Student Exhibit at NCPottery Center 
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“Spring into Summer” atWhynot Pottery
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“Cousins in Clay”
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Donna Craven SpringKiln Opening
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Seagrove Potter Invited toWorkshop in South Korea
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Summer Clay Camp atSTARworks Ceramics
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April Seagrove TownCouncil Meeting
Visit
In the Grove’s
Facebook page for updates and additional photos - www.facebook.com/IntheGrove
In this issue 
Cont. on next page
This table setting by Avery Pottery &Tileworks is one of the raffle prizes for theNorthern Moore Family Resource Center.Teapot by Dean &Martin PotteryFace jug byLuck’s Ware
 
nonprofit organization established in1996 to serve children andfamilies in northern MooreCounty. All proceeds from thePottery Crawl will helpchildren and strengthen localfamilies. Potters will donate15 percent of all sales duringthe event to the resourcecenter.Avery Pottery &Tileworks, Ben Owen Pottery,Blue Hen Pottery, BulldogPottery, Chris Luther Pottery,Dean & Martin Pottery,Pottery by Frank Neef, From the GroundUp, Great White Oak Gallery, JugtownPottery, Luck’s Ware, Old Gap Pottery,Seagrove Stoneware, StudioTouya and Westmoore Potterywill participate in the tour.To purchase raffle or eventtickets, or to learn more aboutthe event, visit the resourcecenter website atwww.nmfrc.com or call (910)948-4324. Send checks payable to the Northern MooreFamily Resource Center toP.O. Box 190, Robbins, NC27325.
 Photos provided by Northern Moore Family Resource Center.
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510 North Broad StreetSeagrove, NC(336) 873-8246M-F 8:30 - 6:00Sat 9:00 - 1:00Jerry P. Moore, PharmD.
Jugtown Pottery
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330 Jugtown Rd.Seagrove, NC27341(910) 464-3266Tues. - Sat.8:30 - 5:00
Teapot by StudioTouya
David Stuempfle Pottery will hold akiln sale on May 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.There will be avariety of woodfired pots to choosefrom, including thelarge pots David isknown for. The pottery shop is onlyopen on days of kilnsales and byappointment.David has beenmaking pots inSeagrove for morethan 15 years andwas recently featured in
 Martha Stewart  Living 
magazine. The shop is located at1224 Dover Church Road in Seagrove.More information about David and thekiln sale can be found atwww.StuempflePottery.com.Robbins Area Christian Ministries(RACM) will hold a Chocolate Festivalfundraiser on May 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Smyrna United Methodist Church,203 Smyrna Church Road in Robbins.“We decided this year to dosomething different for the Robbins AreaChristian Ministries fundraiser,” said2012 fundraiser chairperson Mary Farrell.“A Chocolate Festival has wide appeal,and we’ve tried to plan a day that will bea lot of fun and raise much-neededfunding at the same time!”Several events are planned for thefestival, including a Chocolate Challengedessert contest, chocolate cakedemonstration by Culinary Institute of America graduate Walter Viegelmann, book signing by Foy Allen Edelman,author of 
Sweet Carolina: FavoriteDesserts and Candies from the OldNorth State
, chocolate-inspired fashionshow, silent auction and of course,tastings.There is no admission fee for thefestival, but the events will require smallfees. Proceeds will benefit RACM, a501(c)(3) nonprofit organization thathelps with the needs of northern MooreCounty. The funds will go to help withutility bill assistance.More information about the event andRACM can be found atwww.RobbinsAreaChristianMinistries.blogspot.com.A new exhibit will open at the NorthCarolina Pottery Center on May 11 withan opening reception from 5:30 p.m. to7:30 p.m. The “NC Student CeramicsExhibit 1: High School” will be ondisplay until July 28. The best of NChigh school ceramics will be featured inthe exhibit.Students from all over NC wereinvited to submit entries. More than 130 pieces, from whimsical to functional will be on display. The pottery center islocated at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove.More information can be found atwww.NCPotteryCenter.org.
Photo provided by David StuempflePottery 
 
Fresh Food!
Homemade SoupsSandwichesSaladsDinner EntreesDessertsWine by the GlassDine In orTake Out
121 E. Salisbury St.Robbins910-948-9976 Open Tuesday - Friday 10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
In the Grove
is funded largely through the support of advertisers. Please support our sponsors.
Cont. on next page
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Bulldog Pottery’s Bruce Gholson andSamantha Henneke are gearing up for the4
th
annual “Cousinsin Clay” on May 26and 27. They willhost guest pottersRon Meyers, JudithDuff and MichaelKline. “’Cousins in Clay’ is a potterykinship based on a shared appreciationfor the pursuit of excellence within thediverse language of clay,” according tothe website, www.CousinsInClay.com.Seagrove pottersBruce and Samantha areknown for their iridescentcrystalline glazes andimagery that reflects their interests in nature.Ron Meyers, fromAthens, Georgia has spent 20years as a professor of ceramic art at the Universityof Georgia and over 40 yearsworking and teaching in clay.He is known for the livelyanimal images that decoratehis pottery.Judith Duff, from Brevard, NorthCarolina is a full-time studio potter whospecializes in wood fired pottery and works in theJapanese shino tradition.Michael Kline, fromBakersville, North Carolinais known for his floral brushwork that wrapsaround his wood fired traditional forms.He is returning for his 4
th
“Cousins inClay” event in Seagrove.Michael will present brushwork demonstrationson Saturday at 2 p.m. andSunday at 1:30 p.m.Chronis Pou Vasiliouwill perform live Greek Bouzouki music along with fellowmusician Matthew Beasley on Saturday, beginning at noon.Bulldog Pottery is located at 3306U.S. Highway 220 Alternate North inSeagrove. Hours for the event are 10a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to4 p.m. on Sunday. For more informationabout the event call (336) 302-3469 or visit the “Cousins” website.
 Photos provided by “Cousins in Clay.”
Donna Craven will holdher spring kiln opening inconjunction with “Cousinsin Clay” on May 26 from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. Donna willfire a new load of pots inher wood kiln for the event.She will have a variety of old and new forms, bothlarge and small, includingitems for spring.Donna is a largely self-taught potter who began asa journeyman potter in1996. She learned pottery basics by working in local shops,including Humble MillPottery and Turn & BurnPottery.In the summer of 2001,Donna built a groundhogkiln with the help of her father and Daniel Johnston.She held her first kilnopening that fall and has been doing her own work since. She built a larger kiln in 2010 after researching kilns andgetting input from local potters.Whynot Pottery’s Mark and MeredithHeywood will hold their “Spring intoSummer” Kiln Opening and Open Houseon May 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Mark and Meredith specialize in gasfired stoneware in a variety of forms andcolors.Whynot Pottery is located at 1013Fork Creek Mill Road. For moreinformation about the kiln opening, call(336) 873-9276 or send e-mail tocontact@WhynotPottery.com. Updatesabout the happenings at Whynot Potterycan be found at http://WhynotPotteryBlog.blogspot.com.
Photo provided by Donna Craven Pottery 

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