Monday, September 27, 2010

Show Preview and Poke Salad

Pottery and sightseeing kept us busy all day here in Seagrove North Carolina. Thought you'd enjoy some rainy day photos we took touring the countryside after we got my pots cataloged and packaged to take to the Clay and Blogs show.

Gary and I went with Meredith and Mark to drop off pots to the Campbell House Gallery today for the Clay and Blogs, Telling A Story show opening October 1st. Wow, what a great show this will be. If there is any way possible, please try to attend; it will be up all month long. I will post photos of pots soon, in the meantime head on over to Meredith's blog to see some preview photos she took at the show.

The rustic log cabins, church windows, and local architecture have given me lots of inspiration for future pots.

It is pouring rain again tonight. Can't complain though as the rain was sorely needed.

Tomorrow I plan on going to the Randolph Arts Center for a presentation given by Ron Philbeck and Amy Sanders as an adjunct to the show From Within to the Surface.

What would the South be without poke salad. (All parts of this plant are poisonous even though some folks still prepare it in special ways and eat it). Comments are welcome.


  1. Linda- you have me puzzled over one of single log house- you guys really were out there on the back roads!

  2. Sounds like you're having so much fun! Love the pics, they're great! I'll check the others out, over at Meredith's. Good luck with the show!

  3. Hi Meredith, thanks, well that's good that I can puzzle a long time local resident. Gary and I were just saying you and Mark must know every back road and nuance around there. I'll have to make it a game to keep you guessing. Ha.

  4. Hi Marguerite, thanks, yes, I am really having fun. I didn't even bring my pottery journal or any clay, I must be ill with a strange Southern fever or something. Ha.

  5. Linda, I think you found Roy Auman's cabin on alternate US220 north of Seagrove. Roy was a potter who dreamed about clay and looked about a mile west of his house for it and discovered a huge vein of clay that was mined for commercial use in salt glazed sewer tile and is still being worked by potters today.

  6. Hi MH, thanks, it was north of Seagrove, but if I had to find it again, I'd be hard pressed. I'm with you and Tracey I love the old buildings and architecture. One of these days I'll build a cabin out of clay. But then again I also love the new and modern architecture too.


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