The Three Potters
August 18, 2012 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Experience The Three Potters at The Bascom on Saturday, August 18th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy simultaneous pottery making, story swapping and audience and artists interaction with renowned Seagrove, North Carolina potters, Ben Owen, Fred Johnston and Will
McCanless. Ben Owen has made pottery since he was 13 years old at the site where his grandfather and father established the Old Plank Road Pottery in the Seagrove area of Piedmont, North Carolina in 1959. He produces work in the shapes, glazes and traditions of his grandfather. Fred Johnston learned to make pots in the Seagrove area in the 1980s. Working odd jobs around different potteries, Fred worked for Mark Hewitt, Ben Owen and Dover Pottery. Fred’s origins in clay are rooted in the southern folk pottery traditions of North Carolina. Will McCanless, a second-generation Seagrove potter, established McCanless Pottery in October of 2006. Will produces work infused with his own individual and ever evolving style. This work includes zinc silicate crystalline glaze, hand decorated stoneware and Seagrove red glaze.
Throw times are 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.
For more information visit www.TheBascom.com or call (828) 526-4949.
The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands