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Seagrove Area Potters Works to be Sold Thursday, Nov. 29

Four Seagrove potters are featured in the exhibit in Hastings Gallery in the Boyd Library at Sandhills Community College through Thursday, November 29. The exhibit is an annual collaboration between the Northern Moore Family Resource Center (NMFRC) and the college.

Helen Probst Mills, who serves on the boards of NMFRC and the Sandhills Community College Foundation, says, “We are so excited to continue this collaboration that we began several years ago. The pottery tradition in northern Moore County dates back centuries, and all Moore County residents should have the opportunity to be exposed to its beauty and diversity.”

Rebecca Roush, vice president of Academic Affairs at SCC and NMFRC vice chairperson, adds, “We are glad that this has become an annual tradition spotlighting a different group of potters each year!”

The potters featured this year include Sid Luck of Luck’s Ware. Luck is a North Carolina living-treasure, fifth generation potter, and recent recipient of the North Carolina Heritage Award.

David Stuempfle of David Stuempfle Pottery is also featured. Originally from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Stuempfle spent many years as a journeyman potter, working in different parts of the country and the world, including Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Japan. After working at Jugtown Pottery in Seagrove, he established a pottery business in Seagrove, where he has lived and worked for more than 15 years.

Dover Pottery and Eck McCanless Pottery round out the exhibition. Dover Pottery is owned by Millie McCanless, where she works alongside her children, Fiva and Zeke McCanless, whose specialty is beautifully painted plates and are on exhibit. Eck McCanless creates agateware. Agateware results from mixing and turning different colors of clay at the same time.

Closing Event – A Potter’s Christmas

A closing event will be held on Thursday, November 29. “A Potter’s Christmas” will run from 6 to 8 pm.

Featured potters will have works available for purchase, with 15% of their sales benefitting Northern Moore Family Resource Center (NMFRC). Additionally, a piece of pottery from each of the featured potters will be raffled.

Individual tickets are $20 and patron tickets are $100. Patron ticket holders will be included in the pottery raffle. Refreshments will be provided by Wolcotts. For tickets, please contact the NMFRC at (910) 948-4324 or visit www.moorefamilyresource.org. Individual tickets may also be purchased at the door for $25 the night of the event.

Art Education at SCC

Two oil painting classes are offered each semester through Continuing Education. Curriculum classes are also open to all. Spring semester will offer: Art Appreciation, Art History, Drawing I and II, Painting II and II, 3D Design, Sculpture, Ceramics, Figure Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, and Computer Art.

For Curriculum classes, new students need to apply online by clicking “Apply” in the upper right-hand corner at sandhills.edu. There is no fee to apply.

Contact, Lori Lorion at (910) 695-3879 or lorionl@sandhills.edu for questions about the Art Department or Hastings Gallery.

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