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22 North Carolina Potters Featured in The Galleries at The Cabarrus Art Council

Helianthus Dinnerset by Kate Johnston

CONCORD, NC – The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council will present its annual pottery exhibition and sale Thursday, November 9, 2017 through Friday, January 26, 2018.

This group invitational celebrates the diverse talent of 22 potters and sculptors working in North Carolina:

Ken Sedberry, Jennifer Mecca, Susan Feagin, Joseph Sand Pottery, Teresa Pietsch, Kings Pottery, Eck McCanless, Phil Haralam, Gillian Parke, Ron Philbeck, Jeff Pender, Amy Sanders, Charlie Tefft, Angelique Tassistro, Marina Bosetti, Crystal King Pottery, Julie Wiggins, Kate Johnston, Ronan Kyle Peterson, Freeman Clayworks, Jeannine Marchand and Dirtworks Pottery.

The works will encompass a wide variety of styles and glazes, and include both utilitarian and decorative pieces in a vast assortment of sizes. 

Wren Pitcher by Charlie Tefft

The exhibition is also an opportunity to encourage visitors to purchase handmade, local, and original pieces throughout the gift giving season. 

Clay runs through January 26, 2018, and is packed with activities and events for all ages:
  • Art Lab – Kids 8+ will learn the forms and styles used by potters and tour the Clay exhibition, Wednesdays, Nov. 15 and Dec. 13 at 10 AM. $5. Visit to register.
  • Art Walk and Opening Reception for Clay – Tour the exhibition at your own pace during the opening reception of Clay and stroll through downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works during Art Walk, Friday, November 17, from 6-9 PM.
  • Sip & Shop – Thursday, Nov. 30, 9 AM – 9 PM; Join the festivities during this 12-hour shopping event in The Galleries. Hot apple cider will be served until 5 PM, and then a selection of wines during the evening.
  • A Closer Look – Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7 PM; Amy Sanders and Jennifer Mecca from the exhibition will offer discussions and demonstrations.
  • Cookies with Santa – Who needs to wait for the mall Santa when we have the real one here? December 6, 3-5 PM inside The Galleries. Bring your camera for this free event.
  • Art on Tap: Craft Beer & Clay – Friday, January 26 at 7 PM; Young adults have the opportunity to sample a selection of craft beers from Red Hill Brewery while working and kneading clay during this creative event led by potter Eck McCanless.
  • Family Day – Saturday, Jan. 27, 11 AM - 2 PM Activities centered around our Clay exhibition will charm the children in this Family Day event, which also includes a performance by Opera Carolina.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 AM – 5 PM. 

About the Cabarrus Arts Council

The Cabarrus Arts Council ( is a nonprofit organization that serves as the epicenter for the community’s artists and patrons. Last year The Galleries and performances in the Davis Theatre attracted more than 17,000 visitors. In 2016-2017, CAC awarded $52,310 in grants to local arts programs through the North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Grants program and the Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust, and presented 63 curriculum-related performances to 31,897 students in Cabarrus County. Hours: M-F, 9 AM – 5 PM.

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