Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7p.m.
Kim Ellington is an acclaimed Catawba Valley potter known for his rich alkaline glazed, wood-fired stoneware. Ellington will talk about his 30 year relationship with the Catawba Valley pottery tradition and the insight and influences gained by working within a time honored tradition in modern times.
Ellington is the director of the Catawba Valley Community College Potters' Workshop. He makes his home in the community of Vale, North Carolina, where the use of local clays, ash glaze and groundhog kilns began in the early 19th century and continues through his work today.
Ellington's adaption of and proficiency in these techniques has resulted in his work being shown in important exhibitions nationwide, including the "Ceramic National 2000" at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY, "The Potter's Eye" at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC and the current "Pottery of the U.S. South, A Living Tradition" exhibition at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, NM.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be held in the CVCC East Wing Auditorium at 2550 Hwy. 70 SE in Hickory.