This 24-inch platter was created by me and Bruce Gholson of Bulldog Pottery, and will be auctioned off some time between 6:30 and 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 at the inaugural Celebration of Seagrove Potters gala.
The platter was created using a slab roller in combination with a kick wheel. (Here's a link to my webisite where I show how I make the large platters.) The mangrove tree motif is created by stamping the platter with a stamp carved by me. This is the first stamping with the mangrove stamp. Bruce added his fossil fish after the piece was bisque-fired. He glazed the piece with a new glaze I created that I call "Backcountry Green." I fired the piece in my electric kiln.
Tickets to the Friday night gala are $35 and include food, wine and beer, and jazz music by the Lost Marbles. Nearly 60 potters from the Seagrove area will be selling their work the following two days at the old Luck's Cannery on NC 705 (Pottery Highway).
You can purchase tickets for the gala online at the Celebration website, or call me at 910-464-6228.
Hope to see some of you there,