Clay Club aims to connect potters and ceramic artists of our community. We exchange ideas, share information and form friendships
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Turn & Burn
At least once a day I get the question in either an email or phone call about my passion/obsession of old southeastern stoneware. Well here are a few places on the web you can visit and bone up on some of the old pots.
Mud, Sweat, and Tears has a pretty good site and regularly has new pots for sale. The pics are watermarked but I lift them anyway. Here is a southern pottery collector 'how-to' by Peter Wingard of MS&T.
Here is Phil Wingard's site. I met Phil at the Catawba Valley show last spring. He had a beautiful Chandler jar and a nice little Dave Drake jar.
Here you can find a few tiny images of some early NC earthenware from the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, MESDA, in Winston-Salem, NC. I sometimes get emails from eBay alerting me to new listings of old southern pottery. Every once in a while I will see a nice old crock.
If you are a southern potter you should be registered with southernpotters.com . It's a free listing!
Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.