Steve Blankebeker’s first presentation at the center earlier this year was so popular that they have invited him 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 7, 2016! Please join them on the evening of Friday, December 18th.
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. His talk will touch on his knowledge of geological formations and experiences with local materials.
A potluck at 7 pm will begin the evening’s events, followed by the presentation at 8 pm.