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The Potters' Workshop 2014 Lecture Series
Mark Hewitt

Mark Hewitt
Co-author of the book, The Potter's Eye: Art and Tradition of North Carolina Pottery, Mark is an internationally known potter and current president of the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC.

Topic:“Sweetening the Pot”
Mark will discuss how the world-class Catawba Valley pottery tradition relates to other global and regional ceramic traditions. He will also discuss how the tradition and past ways are relevant to the contemporary pottery culture of today.

Location: CVCC East Wing Auditorium
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 7-8pm

Dr. Charles "Terry" Zug III

Dr. Charles "Terry" Zug III.
A professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for 33 years, Dr. Zug taught in the Department of English and the Curriculum in Folklore. His major research interest and fieldwork is in material culture of the South. He’s the author of two books: Turners and Burners: The Folk Potters of North Carolina (1986) and The Living Tradition: North Carolina Potters Speak (2009).

Topic: "Catawba Valley Pottery: The Unique History of an Active Tradition"
Dr. Zug will talk about the active and extensive ceramic heritage found in Catawba Valley Pottery and its importance as a traditional craft culturally and historically.

Location: CVCC East Wing Auditorium
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 7-8pm

Dr. Linda Carnes-McNaughton

Dr. Linda Carnes-McNaughton
Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton, Ph.D., is the Curator and Historical Archaeologist of the Cultural Resources Program for the Department of the Army at Fort Bragg. She has over 40 years of experience as an archaeologist, working primarily in the Southeastern United States. Linda graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Anthropology in 1975, and completed her Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1997 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Topic: "Uncovering the Weaver Legend Through Archaeology"
Linda will share the discoveries she has made as an archaeologist from her excavations involving Catawba Valley pottery including her most recent findings about the legendary and historically significant potter, Jacob Weaver.

Event: The Catawba Valley Pottery Festival
Location: Hickory Metro Convention Center
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 11am



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