Up Coming Events

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STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise, Star NC

Pre-Conference: May 27th- June 7th

This is the largest collaboration of NC potters at one time to date. The pre-conference has three regional epicenters across North Carolina. Participants who register for the pre-conference of their choice will have the opportunity to meet, visit and fire with some of this state’s most talented and knowledgeable wood firers and their national and international guests.

Conference: June 8th- 11th

This is an International Woodfire Conference at STARworks in Star, N.C. and is a collaboration between STARworks, the North Carolina Pottery Center, and the woodfire potters of North Carolina. This is the largest collaboration of NC potters at one time to date.

Ceramic artist Kate Johnston is a panelist and demonstrator during Woodfire NC 2017! For more information or to register for the pre-conference or conference, please visit http://www.woodfirenc.com.

 

Workshop:Uniting Form and Surface

Appalachian Center for Craft, Tennessee Tech University

May 26th-28th

The class will make pots that explore the relationship between form and surface. Students will learn how to develop patterns that enhance the form of their pots. We will create elaborate patterns using contrasting slips and detailed surface carving. Students will take home bisque-fired and unfired work. For more information or to register, please visit www.tntech.edu.

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The Randolph Arts Guild     123 Sunset Avenue  Asheboro, NC  

 Tuesday May 2nd-  Saturday June 3rd   ·   Sarah Smith Self Gallery

Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 2nd, 5:30pm-7:30pm

All new work by Kate Johnston. There will be pots of all sizes, botanical drawings and the pre-drawings for her surface carvings. The exhibition will run from Tuesday, May 2nd until Saturday, June 3rd.

 

Spring Kiln Opening

6265 Sugg Drive, Seagrove, NC

Saturday, April 22nd: 9am-5pm

Sunday, April 23rd: 12noon- 5pm

Join us in celebrating Springtime. This is the Annual Kiln Opening weekend for all of Seagrove. Come out to tour the studios and enjoy the warm weather. For more information about participating studios, please visit www.discoverseagrove.com.

 

Catawba Valley Pottery Festival

Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, NC

Friday, March 24th: 7pm-10pm(tickets required)

Saturday, March 25th: 9am-5pm

This Festival is a juried event and will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2016, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, NC. More than 115 potters and vendors will offer their wares and antiques. Along with the festival, Saturday includes special programming featuring pottery videos, demonstrations and an annual lecture presented by a special guest. For more information please visit www.catawbavalleypotteryfestival.org.

 

Holiday Kiln Opening

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Saturday, December 3rd: 9am-5pm

Sunday, December 4th: Noon- 5pm

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Saturday, December 10th: 9am-5pm

Sunday, December 11th: Noon- 5pm

 

Daniel and Kate Johnston will be hosting their annual Holiday Kiln Opening on the first two weekends in December. You are invited to tour the studio and kilns, purchase pots, and meet the artists.

6265 Sugg Drive Seagrove, NC 27341

 

 

Celebration of Seagrove Potters

789 Pottery Highway (state highway 705) Seagrove, NC 27341

Friday Night Gala: 6-9pm Nov.18th

Saturday, Nov. 19th: 9am -5pm

Sunday, Nov. 20th: 10am-4pm

Please join us for the 9th annual show, held indoors at Luck’s Cannery. Free parking, food trucks, demonstrations, hands-on activities for children, and lots of pottery for sale! For more information, please visit www.discoverseagrove.com.

 

 

Summer Kiln Opening  

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Sunday, August 28th: 12noon- 5pm

Join us at our studio for the Summer Kiln Opening. Daniel and Kate will both have large jars on display, along with a wide variety of small pots. Bowls, teapots, jars, pitchers, cups, mugs, and casserole dishes will be available. 

6265 Sugg Drive, Seagrove NC 27341

 

Mint Museum Potters Market

Mint Museum Randolph, Charlotte NC

Saturday, September 10th: 10am-4pm (tickets $10)

The Potters Market Invitational (PMI) is presented by the Delhom Service League, Ceramics Affiliate of The Mint Museum, and helps fulfill the Delhom’s mission to promote ceramic arts and education.
Every year potters from across North Carolina are selected for their excellence, and they showcase the depth and breadth of ceramics of the Pottery State.
Works span from traditional functional wares to ­­­­contemporary sculptural works. In addition, there are pottery making demonstrations, live music, and food.For more information, please visit https://www.mintmuseum.org/happenings/1026/mint-museums-potters-market-invitational-2016/

 

Monthly Lecture Series: Kate Johnston

North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue, Seagrove NC 27341

Thursday, February 4th

6pm Potluck, 7pm Presentation

This will be an artist-bio style lecture. I will talk about my education, how I have established my studio practice, the impetus behind my pottery, and how my work is developing. For more information about the NC Pottery Center in Seagrove, please visit www.ncpotterycenter.org.

Spring Kiln Opening

6265 Sugg Drive, Seagrove, NC

Saturday, April 16th: 9am-5pm

Sunday, April 17th: 12noon- 5pm

Join us in celebrating Springtime. This is the Annual Kiln Opening weekend for all of Seagrove. Come out to tour the studios and enjoy the warm weather. For more information about participating studios, please visit www.discoverseagrove.com.

Potters of Madison County

Marshall High Studios in Downtown Marshall, NC

Saturday, April 2nd: 9am – 5pm

The 6th Annual Potters Market will feature artists from across the South East and as far away as New York. For more information please visit www.pottersofmadisoncounty.com

Catawba Valley Pottery Festival

Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, NC

Friday, March 25th: 7pm-10pm(tickets required)

Saturday, March 26th: 9am-5pm

This Festival is a juried event and will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2016, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, NC. More than 115 potters and vendors will offer their wares and antiques. Along with the festival, Saturday includes special programming featuring pottery videos, demonstrations and an annual lecture presented by a special guest. For more information please visit www.catawbavalleypotteryfestival.org.

Online Sale

Friday December 11th- 18th

Announcing my first ever online sale! Before the Holiday Kiln Opening, I set aside a group of superb pots which are available at https://www.etsy.com/shop/JohnstonandJones along with pots from my dear friend Wild Bill Jones. Bill apprenticed for my husband, Daniel Johnston, and since leaving our studio has been a resident artist at StarWorks, assisted an intensive class at Penland School of Craft, and is now setting up  a private studio in Greensboro, NC. To learn more about Bill, visit www.billjonespottery.com.

Holiday Kiln Opening

Saturday, December 5th: 9am-5pm

Sunday, December 6th:  Noon- 5pm

Daniel and Kate Johnston will be hosting their annual Holiday Kiln Opening on the first weekend in December. You are invited to tour the studio and kilns, and meet the artists.

6265 Sugg Drive  Seagrove NC 27341

Celebration of Seagrove Potters

789 Pottery Highway (state highway 705) Seagrove, NC 27341

Friday Night Gala: 6-9pm Nov.2oth

Saturday, Nov. 21st: 9am -5pm

Sunday, Nov. 22nd: 10am-4pm

Please join us for the 8th annual show, held indoors at Luck’s Cannery. Free parking, food trucks, demonstrations, hands-on activities for children, and lots of pottery for sale! For more information, please visit www.discoverseagrove.com.

Mint Museum Potters Market

Mint Museum Randolph, Charlotte NC

Saturday, September 6th: 10am-4pm (tickets $10)

The Potters Market Invitational (PMI) is presented by the Delhom Service League, Ceramics Affiliate of The Mint Museum, and helps fulfill the Delhom’s mission to promote ceramic arts and education.
Every year potters from across North Carolina are selected for their excellence, and they showcase the depth and breadth of ceramics of the Pottery State.
Works span from traditional functional wares to ­­­­contemporary sculptural works. In addition, there are pottery making demonstrations, live music, and food.For more information, please visit http://www.mintmuseum.org/happenings/496/mint-museum-potters-market-invitational-2014

Summer Kiln Opening

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Saturday August 15th, 9am-5pm

Sunday August 16th, 12noon-5pm

6265 Sugg Drive,  Seagrove, NC

Kohila International Ceramic Symposium

Kohila and Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

Exhibition Opening: Tuesday, July 14th: 4pm

I have been invited by the Estonian Ceramics Association to attend the 15th International  Ceramics Symposium this summer in Kohila, culminating with a show in the capital, Tallinn.
As a result of an Estonian-American idea, the first anagama style kiln in Estonia was erected in Kohila in the summer of 2000. The aim of the symposium is to merge the possibilities of ancient wood-firing tradition into modern art practices in Estonia through international discourse.

Prized Pieces: The Makers Collection

North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove NC

May 26th- October 5th

Opening: Saturday May 30th,  12noon-2pm

“Prized Pieces: The Makers Collection” illustrates that makers are collectors as well. Featured are two pieces from each of the artists in this exhibition: one piece made by the artist that they are keeping for themselves, and one prized piece made by anyone else that the artist has chosen to keep because it has significance to them. Together with those two pieces, you will find a short explanation from the artist on why they have chosen to keep those two special pieces.

Catawba Valley Pottery Festival

Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, NC

  Friday, March 27th:  7pm-10pm(tickets required)

  Saturday, March 28th: 9am-5pm

The Festival is a juried event, and will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, NC. More than 115 potters and vendors will offer their wares and antiques. Along with the festival, Saturday includes special programming featuring pottery videos, demonstrations and an annual lecture presented by a special guest. For more information please visit www.catawbavalleypotteryfestival.org.

Potters of Madison County

Marshall High Studios in Downtown Marshall, NC

Saturday, April 4th: 9am – 5pm

The 5th Annual Potters Market will feature 22 artists from across the South East and as far away as New York.  Mark your calendars.  For more information please visit www.pottersofmadisoncounty.com

Spring Kiln Opening

Daniel & Kate Johnston Pottery – 6265 Sugg Drive – Seagrove NC 27341

Saturday, April 18th: 9am- 5pm

Sunday, April 19th: 12noon- 5pm

Our first Kiln Opening of the year will be held the 3rd weekend in April. In celebration of Spring, there will be planters of all sizes. We will have a variety of small pots, including teapots, vases, and mugs, as well as a selection of large jars.