The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Regional

April 11, 2012

"Meet the potters, enjoy great food and wine, tour their studios"

2012 Behind the Scenes Pottery Crawl

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 — On Saturday, May 12th from 10 am to 5pm, whether you are a pottery newbie or a seasoned collector, you’ll enjoy the Behind the Scenes Pottery Crawl and help out deserving children and families.   

Spend a fun-filled Saturday meeting the artists, touring their studios, and admiring their creations.  Come check out 14 memorable potteries in a self-guided car tour.  Each pottery will have a unique culinary delight with a wine pairing (beef tenderloin on rounds of French bread, shrimp served with remoulade and red sauces, open-faced pork sliders, an elegant almond torte, to name a few), and demonstrations focusing on different aspects of the craft – from shaping at the wheel, to glazing, to firing techniques.  Or you can roll up your sleeves and make a pot yourself with the help of an expert.  Last year's participants were inspired by the beautiful countryside, the world class artistic talent of Seagrove, and the unique way the featured artists live and work.

The 2nd annual Behind the Scenes Pottery Crawl is organized by the Northern Moore Family Resource Center (The Resource Center) which is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 1996 to serve children and families in northern Moore County, North Carolina.  The area that The Resource Center serves has been decimated by the departure of manufacturing over the last 30 years and it has resulted in too many children living in poverty.  The Resource Center helps at-risk children succeed academically by offering, among other things, after school programs and summer camps.  The Resource Center is a United Way agency and their six-week free summer day camp is partially funded by the United Way.  All proceeds from the Pottery Crawl will help children and strengthen local families.  Potters will generously donate 15 percent of all sales during the event to the Resource Center.

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