IMPORTANT NOTE FOR VISITORS: The studio is open daily on a self serve basis. If you want to be
certain I will be in the studio, please call and let me know when you would like to come out. I am happy
to explain whatever process is happening that day.
"Natural Instincts" Clay Conference: June 26, 27, 28th at Duke
Labs, North Carolina Aquarium, Elizabeth Priddy Studios, in Morehead City, Atlantic Beach and Beaufort, NC.
Sponsored by the "Potter's Council" an arm of the American Ceramic Society this workshop is for potters
interested in learning about techniques utilized by 5 potters whose work is inspired by the environment of Eastern
North Carolina. I will be presenting techniques I use to make tools for forming my lanterns and
how to use them to transform the thrown pot.
Texture tool making Workshop -
Saturday January 20, at Art and Materials on Middle Street in New Bern, NC. $75.00 call for information.
This year while the workhorse gas kiln was moved and rebuilt, in addition to
new raku work I was able to pull together a major project I'd been playing with for a couple of years. I
wanted to use the metallic iridescence of raku in a sculpture of a fish, combined with copper sheeting, mesh and
wire. I had been working out the logistics with smaller pieces learning how to handle the new medium and
finally put it all together.
Adventurer, Bernie Harberts camped out at the Bay River Pottery on his shake
down mule cruise to Aurora, NC, and back. (Click on image to enlarge)
Bill and Jack getting ready for their part of the adventure. Visit
Bernies web site RiverEarth.comto follow the adventure from Canada to the Gulf. (Click on image to enlarge)
People Celebration Vessels
Candace is making personalized vessels to celebrate the lives of people we love.
More and more people share her dislike of the traditional funeral process and want an alternative to a mass produced
urn or box. They prefer to honor their loved ones before they die. Few people want to deal with these issues
themselves so it helps to have someone else arrange the details. (Click
here for details)
Pet Celebration Vessels
For years now, people have been buying my pottery to contain the cremated ashes
of their beloved pets. They are invariably in turn apologetic and embarrassed to tell me their purpose, yet
I am pleased to know that they have chosen a piece of mine for something so important to them. I now look
forward to these requests. I can offer a … more personalized service Knowing that people will appreciate the permanence
of incorporating their pet’s physical essence with the vessel.
Pictures of the New Studio during the first snow of the season, and the
chaos of moving day.
Candace does a Jackson Pollack treatment
to the new studio's display area.
AgriCultural Tour from Duplin and
Onslow counties visited the new studio. The North Carolina Cooperative Extension's SE District arranged the
tour of 45 people to see the studio and other points of interest in Pamlico County. Candace did a throwing
and piercing demonstration. Fortunately, we had not moved in yet, and were able to accommodate them in a
semi finished state. (Click on image to enlarge)
The Red Hat Ladies of New Bern visit
the studio, and get a group picture with "Bruno" and his boa. (Click
on image to enlarge) Bay River Pottery remains the only "free range" pottery
in the country, if not the world!!
All Thumbs???? Click here for insights.
Candace has just introduced an Ikebana Vase. See this link
(click on image to enlarge)
Candace was selected by “Pottery Making Illustrated”, a sister publication of
“Ceramics Monthly“, to be included in their Online July Issue. The article features studio Web sites and
pottery work related to the Garden.
The article can be found at Pottery Making Illustrated and reviews a
number of web sites with Garden specific work.
Her work was also selected this year to be included in a book by designer Virginia
Essler called "Know your Furnishings" available in September from Amazon.com.