Thursday, March 13, 6:30-9:30 pm
The Woodturners Guild of North Carolina presents a free demonstration by world famous Irish woodturner LIAM O’NEILL. The demonstration held at the Crafts Center will be followed by three one-day workshops provided by the guild. For more information about the workshops, see http://www.woodturnersguild.com/sites/wgnc/.
“East Meets West”
Wednesday, March 19, 7:00 pm
In conjunction with the Gregg Museum’s Exhibition, REMNANTS OF THE FLOATING WORLD: Japanese Art from the Permanent Collection, the Crafts Center presents East Meets West, a free presentation by Master Potter Hiroshi Sueyoshi. A native of Tokyo, Japan, Hiroshi Sueyoshi studied at Tokyo Aeronautical College and Ochanomizu Design Academy prior to becoming an apprentice with Daisei-Gama and Masanao Narui, in Mashiko, Japan, in 1968. He came to the United States in 1971 to help design and build Humble Mill Pottery in Asheboro, NC. He continued his studies and work in 1973 with Teruo Hara of the Kobo Group in Warrenton, VA.
Mr. Sueyoshi currently lives in Wilmington, NC, where he is the Artist-in-Residence at the Louise Well Cameron Art Museum. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. His works are in many private, corporate and institutional collections around the country, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute. For more information about Hiroshi, visit hiroshisueyoshi.com.
“Making Better Photographs Using the
Tools of Visual Sociology”
Tuesday, March 25, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
In conjunction with our spring exhibition, A View to the Making: Portraits of North Carolina Craft Artists at Work, NC State students and the public alike are invited for a free evening talk by photographer and NC State professor of sociology Michael Schwalbe who will discuss how visual sociologists study social behavior and how the methods of visual sociology can be used to produce better photographs in everyday life. The talk will cover topics such as how to plan a documentary project, what to photograph, and how to conduct effective interviews. The one-hour session will include time for questions and answers.
Sunday, April 27, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
2014 - 2015 marks the Crafts Center’s 50th year in Thompson Hall! Join us in a Potluck Dinner anniversary celebration. Bring a covered dish to share. We’ll provide beverages, plates & utensils – and cake & ice cream, of course. Do you have old photos of the Crafts Center or other mementos? Bring them along to share or lend them to us for an anniversary exhibition we are planning for Fall 2014. We look forward to seeing you at the Potluck. Here’s to another 50 years!
Lie - Nielsen Hand Tool Event
Friday, January 17, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, and Saturday, January 18, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
in the Crafts Center Woodshop
Free admission. Guest Demonstraters Roy Underhill and Scott Meeks. Find more details and information about these guest demonstrators at www.lie-nielsen.com.
Friday, February 14, 7:00-9:00 pm
*(This event has been cancelled)
WHERE THE SEAFLOOR MELTS:
Ocean Mud, Ceramic Change and Our Connecting Minds
Sunday, February 23, 6:00-7:00 pm
A free presentation by noted potter Joan Lederman at the Crafts Center. Thanks to marine samples brought to land because of research in science, technology, education and global policy, Joan Lederman's seafloor glazes became a life and livelihood since 1996. Hear more and join in wondering about future spin-offs. What might happen when education, crafts, business and our ever-increasing global connectedness bypass the usual obstacles? Find out more about Joan at www.thesoftearthspeaks.com.
A Gathering of Makers: Wednesday, February 26, 7:00-8:00 pm, with discussion continuing until...
There’s something that draws us all to the making of craft.
This discussion will be led by a diverse panel of makers and those among us who find great pleasure in handmade works of art are invited to participate. Whether your passion is admiring the works of master artisans or enjoying the experience of creating your own, NC State students and the public alike are invited to what promises to be a spirited evening of sharing.
Michael Schwalbe’s most recent project, A View to the Making: Portraits of North Carolina Craft Artists at Work, is on display at the Crafts Center …come see! In “documenting the skill that artists and artisans bring to bear on their work,” it is Michael’s “hope the resulting exhibition of images and interview excerpts will inspire fascination with the skill and creativity required to turn raw material into beautiful objects.”
In conjunction with Michael’s celebration of making, the Crafts Center invites you to this evening of fellowship in art. Our panel of makers will include: metalsmith Mary Ann Scherr, potter Julie Olson, woodturner Bill Wallace, and NC State student crafter Anne McLean. They will open the evening by sharing their personal journeys to the making of craft. Along with hearing the thoughts of our panelists, we look forward to having you join in and share your own stories of making.
CRAFTS CENTER INFORMATION: 919.515.2457