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The High Point YWCA is looking for a Pottery Instructor. The classes are completely up to the instructor on what they want to teach, and what times and days (just as long as there is not another class going on).

Requirements would include:
– having knowledge of clay, hand-building and working on the wheel
– ability to operate an electric kiln (very easy to learn)
– ability to mix up glazes (we have recipes to go by)
– ability to lift 50lbs (one box of clay)
– some teaching experience, being comfortable working with both small and large groups of all ages

Examples of Classes:
– 6 week pottery classes that meet every week (on-going)
– Monthly pottery workshops
– Pottery Parties
– Brownie Pottery Badge Classes (we do have Boy Scout classes, but instructor needs to be trained through the Boy Scouts first, Brownies do not require training)
– Summer Camps
– High Point Arts Council Grant (we just received a grant to teach 12 weeks of pottery to non-profit youth. Classes must be completed by the end of May 2015) **I would need the most help with this one, and it’s a guaranteed class, since we already have the grant funding for it)

Benefits other than gaining knowledge of teaching and expanding your resume would be, instructors can have use of the studio. We only ask that you purchase your clay through us $30 per 25lb bag, glazes are included. The kiln space however needs to be reserved for students, then instructors can put their work in as there is room.

Questions?  Contact

Brooke Avery
YWCA Studio Arts Coordinator and Pottery Instructor
YWCA High Point
112 Gatewood Ave.
High Point, NC 27262

336-882-4126
www.ywcahp.com

Randleman Public Library to open in new facility on February 2

DonnaToomes-Randleman1(1)RANDLEMAN – Randleman’s spacious, new, state-of-the-art public library will open at 10 a.m. Monday, February 2, in its new home at 142 W. Academy Street.

The library’s preschool storytimes, every Thursday and Friday at 10:30 a.m., will resume on February 5.

“The new library will be a ‘better library for a better tomorrow’ for the residents of Randleman and the surrounding areas,” says Randleman Librarian Donna Toomes.

The new facility essentially doubles the library’s space, from 6,300 sq. ft. to 12,573 sq. ft. Amenities include all new furnishings and shelving; a large, inviting area for children that includes iPads and a smart table; plenty of lounge and study seating for all ages; an expanded public computing area; small group study or tutoring rooms; a conference room for book clubs or other community groups; a large programming space with seating for 80 and associated activity space; and sufficient staff workspace and storage areas.

The library closed its 122 Commerce Square location on January 9 as relocation got underway. The previous library, built in 1973, had become extremely crowded and lacked space for reading, study, children’s programs and shelving for books.

Expansion of the library is part of the city’s effort to reorganize government offices and beautify the Commerce Square area. City Hall was moved to a Main Street building; the police station moved to the former city hall; and the square was landscaped with a stage, a fountain, seating areas and a farmer’s market.

The new library building previously housed the Richard Petty Museum, which relocated to Petty Enterprises in Level Cross.

BUSBEE ROAD POTTERIES DRESS UP FOR VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION

Busbee Road PotteriesAfter the cold gray days of January, the Seagrove Potters of Historic Busbee Road like to brighten up their shops with some Valentine cheer.

The Valentine Open House on Saturday, February 7 is the perfect time to buy special, handmade gifts for your loved ones and check out the first of the new pottery creations for 2015.

Shops will be festively adorned, stocked with newly fired pottery designs and refreshments will be served. Shake off the winter doldrums, pack up your sweetheart or your whole family and enjoy a lovely country drive.

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NCPC Summer Clay Camps for Kids

The North Carolina Pottery Center is planning on offering two one-week Summer Clay Camp for Kids sessions this summer:

June 15-29
Ages 8-11. Beginner & Intermediate Young Artists. No experience necessary.

July 13-17
Ages 11-15. Students should have some experience some prior pottery experience, including experience on the potter’s wheel.

Taught by Josh Floyd, the center’s artist-in-residence.

10 am – 1:30 pm, both camps
Students should bring their own snacks and lunches. Water will be provided.

Cost for each session: $80 members, $90 non-members. Includes instruction and materials.

Space is very limited, so register early!

More in-depth information about the 2015 Summer Clay Camps for Kids will be appearing on the center’s website and facebook page within the next week.

Please contact the North Carolina Pottery Center at info@ncpotterycenter.org or 336-873-8430 if you are interested in registering a child.

NCPC Adult Throwing Classes

JoshFloydAlways wanted to try throwing a piece of pottery? Now’s a great time to mark it off your bucket list with a “trial size” throwing class at the North Carolina Pottery Center! In this introduction to pottery on the wheel, you’ll get one-on-one instruction from NCPC’s Artist-in-Residence, Josh Floyd. A great date night activity!

Classes will take place every Wednesday in February, from 6-9 pm in the Education Building at the North Carolina Pottery Center (233 East Avenue in Seagrove). Cost is $30 for NCPC members/$45 for non-members, per class.  All materials and firings included in class price.  Registration for each class closes at 4 pm each Wednesday. To register, call the Pottery Center at (336)873-8430 or email floydpots@gmail.com.

February dates: 4, 11, 18, 25

NCPC Lecture by Charlie Tefft, Friday, February 20th, 7 – 9 PM

image007Charlie Tefft will be presenting at the North Carolina Pottery Center for the February installment of the Monthly Slide Lecture Series. Charlie is the ceramics teacher at Guilford College, in Greensboro, NC and will present images of his life and work, influences and experiences as an artist, potter and educator. Of his own work, Charlie tells this story:

In the spring of 2003 a pair of Carolina Wrens took up residence in the rafters of my studio.  I watched them raise two sets of babies over that summer.  Day in and day out they would move upon the rafter calling down to me, always feeding their babies.  The summer of Carolina wrens nestled into the depths of my mind, and over time I began to create work about that experience.  In hind sight I can see a similar path in many of the pieces I design.  They are born out of something outside of clay, and evolve over time.  The theme that reoccurs most often is movement.  I am always looking for ways to make the surface or the actual pots seems as though they have captured a moment in time.  I balance this movement and life in the pots with a desire to make them functional.  This is the challenge that brings me back to the studio eager to make pots.

Come on out and join them for a fun evening! A potluck at 7 pm will begin the evening’s events, followed by Charlie’s talk at 8 pm. 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.

Location – NCPC Educational Building located behind the NCPC at 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, 27341

7-8 pm: Community Potluck and Social Hour
8-9 pm: Slideshow Presentation

Throw a pot at Asheboro library’s Pottery Slam

ASHEBORO — The Asheboro Public Library TeenZone’s third annual Pottery Slam will take place from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, February 21.

Join three experienced Randolph County potters who will guide you to create your very own pottery, which will be baked and displayed in the TeenZone.

The Pottery Slam, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and the public is invited.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. Call 318-6803 for further information.

Chasing Away the Chill! at Dish’n

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner…
Fun Ideas from Dish’n.

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Paint with Pam

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Title: My Whole Heart

Date: Tuesday February 10th

Time: 6:00 pm

AND

*Date: Thursday February 12

Time: 9:30 am

(*NEW MORNING CLASS TIME)

 $35 includes all materials

Reserve your spot today!

charlotte@paintatdishn.com

or

call 336.672.3476

Friends of the Library to Host Trivia Night Fundraiser

trivia-image3ASHEBORO – Test your knowledge of famous books, films and a potpourri of other topics during the Friends of the Randolph County Public Library “Fame” Trivia Night, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, February 28, at AVS Catering & Banquet Centre.

Ticket prices are $50 and include dinner and the trivia competition. Proceeds go to support Friends activities, such as sponsoring library programs for children, teens and adults, and bringing major authors and performers to the community.

Tickets are available at the Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth Street, and from Friends board members. Call 318-6801 to reserve tickets.

During the friendly competition, participants will answer three rounds of trivia questions in teams of four. Participants may sign up in groups of four as teams, or simply join a team on arrival.

Prizes (and bragging rights!) will be offered.

Sponsors as of this writing include Asheboro Elastics Corp., Asheboro Family Physicians and Hiram and Cherry Marziano.

AVS is located at2045 N. Fayetteville Street in Asheboro.

Call to Artists for Train Artwork

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The High Point Arts Council invites visual artists to enter their artwork in an exhibit that will open on February 22, 2015 in the Sidetrack Lobby & Gallery in the Centennial Station Arts Center. This exhibit is in celebration of the Pullman train car that is in front of the facility and its 100th birthday. The theme is “Trains, Trains, and More Trains.” Any medium will be accepted as long as it fits within the theme.

Whether you’re an amateur or a professional, or if it’s a first work of arts, this is a great opportunity to share it with others. There is no charge to enter this exhibit. In honor of the Pullman train car’s 100th birthday, artists that wish to sell their artwork will receive 100% of the sell price! Artists should make sure that the back of each piece is marked with their name, address, telephone number, title of piece and the sale price.

On February 22, there will be an opening reception at 2:00 p.m. with performances beginning at 3:00 p.m. by the Arts Council and its affiliated arts organizations. This event is free and open to the public.

Artwork should be delivered to the Arts Council on Monday or Tuesday, February 16 or 17, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Arts Council is located in the Centennial Station Arts Center, 121 S. Centennial Street in downtown High Point. The exhibit will run from February 22 – March 22. For an application or more information, contact Travis Compton at the High Point Arts Council at 336-889-2787 ext. 26 or rtcompton@highpointarts.org.

The Randolph Arts Guild

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Asheboro, NC 27203

PO Box 1033
Asheboro, NC 27204

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