The Catawba Valley Community College Potters’ Workshop will present a new lecture series for 2015, “Turning with Tradition: Keeping the NC Pottery Tradition alive through Contemporary Works.”
The Workshop is pleased to host artist Cynthia Bringle, as the first guest speaker, on Thurs., Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. in CVCC’s East Wing Auditorium. The event is open to the public and free to all guests.
As a resident of Penland and an instructor at Penland School of Crafts, Bringle will speak on the Penland tradition. She will discuss the importance of this tradition and how its relevancy is maintained through contemporary instruction and practice.
Bringle is a graduate of the Haystack School of Crafts in Maine, and received her masters through the NY State College of Ceramics School of Art and Design in Alfred, N.Y. She has been producing pottery in Penland since 1970. She shares that “being a full time artist is my passion and pleasure.”
This lecture is the first in a series of three, presented by the CVCC Potters’ Workshop. Catawba Valley Potter and Workshop Director, Kim Ellington will speak on Thurs., Feb. 19; and Seagrove Potter, Ben Owen III will close out the series on Thurs., Mar. 19.
The workshop seeks to promote the understanding, appreciation and continuation of Catawba Valley pottery. The goal is to provide contemporary instruction using local, historical methods and materials to make pottery.
For more information, please visit www.cvcc.edu/potters_workshop, or call the Workshop at 828-327-7000 ext. 4032.