Seagrove potters, many of whom live in northern Moore County, are being featured in a free exhibition at Sandhills Community College (SCC) which will opened Wednesday, Nov. 6 and run through Thursday, Dec. 5. The exhibit is an annual collaboration between the Northern Moore Family Resource Center (NMFRC) and the college.

Rebecca Roush, vice president of Academic Affairs at SCC and NMFRC chair, says “We are so excited to continue this collaboration that 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.”

In past years, NMFRC has invited potters to participate and featured multiple pieces of pottery by each of the participating potters.

“We have worked hard each year to choose potters whose work showcases the broad diversity of talent — both modern and traditional — that can be found in the Seagrove area,” adds NMFRC board member, Lesley Howard.

This year the exhibit will feature pottery donated by 10 potters to NMFRC for its 25th Anniversary celebration planned for Friday, April 17. Those donating pieces for the celebration are Blue Hen Pottery, Bulldog Pottery, Chad Brown Pottery, David Stuempfle Pottery, Dean and Martin Pottery, Eck McCanless Pottery, From the Ground Up Pottery, Jugtown Pottery, Luck’s Ware and Thomas Pottery. The featured pieces will be auctioned off at the anniversary event.

Closing Event

A closing event, “A Potter’s Christmas,” will be held Thursday, Dec. 5 from 5 to7 p.m. It will be a ticketed event with all proceeds benefitting the programs of NMFRC. Individual tickets are $20 and Patron tickets are $100. Patron ticket holders will be included in a pottery raffle. Refreshments will be provided by Wolcotts.

For tickets to “A Potter’s Christmas,” contact the NMFRC at (910) 948-4324 or visit www.moorefamilyresource.org. Individual tickets may also be purchased at the door for $25 on 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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