Monday, July 18, 2011

Chrystalline-glazed Tree Platter

Will McCanless and I collaborated on a platter to be auctioned off Nov. 18 during the preview gala of Celebration of Seagrove Potters. I created the platter using slab and wheel techniques, stamping it with my tree stamps, and Will glazed and fired it using one of his stunning chrystalline glazes.

Will and I did a similar platter the first year of the Celebration, but it cracked during the firing.

There's quite a few Seagrove potters working on collaborations for this auction. Visit Facebook here to keep up with the progress some of the pieces as we work on them. There's a collaboration of 10 potters working on one piece. My son is working on a piece with potter Brad Lail.

Celebration of Seagrove Potters takes place indoors on Nov. 19 and 20 with 60 or more potters from the Seagrove area selling their works. There's a special gala preview on Friday night, the 18th, with food, drink and music as well as the popular collaboration auction.

The Celebration of Seagrove Potters is put on by Seagrove Area Potters Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and marketing the historical, geographical pottery community that works and resides in a corner of the Randolph, Moore, and Montgomery counties of North Carolina.

A dazzling platter

20 1/2 inches in diameter

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