Monday, June 1, 2009

This Year's Celebration will have a New Look

Mary and I went to the old Luck's Cannery in Seagrove this morning and met some members of the steering committee of Celebration of Seagrove Potters and cannery manager Darius Luck so we could all see first hand the construction that has taken place inside. Workers built a wall inside the space where we had the festival last year. The picture at the right shows the new space. The door in the back leads to the old warehouse space. A grocery store was supposed to fill this space, but apparently funds ran out, and now it stands empty.

Celebration of Seagrove Potters put on a fantastic first festival in Seagrove last year inside the old cannery, which was perhaps best known for its Luck's Pinto Beans (Luck's made everything from chicken 'n dumplings to popcorn). Tickets ($35) to this year's festival gala Friday night are on sale at the website (link above).

This evening, Mary and I drove to Westmoore Elementary School to attend a meeting called by the steering committee of Celebration of Seagrove Potters. Committee members updated a group of about 40 potters with information about the upcoming festival this Fall. Applications were handed out, and suggestions were heard, questions answered.

A lot of work goes on behind the scenes, and I'd like to say thanks to everyone who has been working on the festival. With the new addition and its fresh paint, the festival will have a new look when you step inside this year.

While looking for a picture from last year's festival to end this post with, I came across this one at the right. It's a piece that Ben Owen threw during a demonstration at the festival.

I stamped it with one of my tree stamps and then Ben worked his magic on it reshaping it. It has three trees stamped on the outside.

See you this Fall!
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