The re-return of the one and only Steve Blankenbeker!
Join the North Carolina Pottery Center on Sunday afternoon, March 6th, at 2:30 pm for another presentation by Steve Blankenbeker, a clay engineer with Taylor Clay Products in Salisbury, NC.
Steve Blankebeker’s two presentations at the center earlier this year were so popular that they have invited him back one more time to talk more about North Carolina’s wild clays in conjunction with “Wild Clay: The Story of NC Clay,” an exhibition that is currently up through March 6, 2016! Steve’s presentation in being done in conjunction with the NC Potters Conference.
Steve’s presentation is titled “Understanding North Carolina’s Wild Clays” and will include historical and geological information relating to the types of wild clays featured in the exhibition, along with insight into prospecting and mining in North Carolina.
Steve was born in Indiana and raised in Greensboro, NC, and graduated from NC State with a degree in Materials Engineering (Ceramic Specialization) in 1984. He worked for Cedar Heights Clay from 1984 to 2002 and with Taylor Clay Products in Salisbury 2002 to the present.
Steve has a passion for finding and using locally sourced clays. Though not a potter himself, he has always worked closely with potters to help them find and use local clays in and around NC, OH and WV.
While most of our Clay Talks! are potlucks, this particular event is not. Refreshments will be available courtesy of the Pottery Center starting at 1:30 pm.
Location: Main building, NC Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, 27341.
This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call the center at 336-873-8430. This ongoing lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the Pottery Center.