Folk Art of North Carolina
March 15, 2007 9:22 AM   Subscribe

The Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NC State University has a great collection of folk arts. The strongest section is in ceramics, with stupendous representation from the NC wood-fired, salt and alkaline glazed traditions. There's this 1868 Hartsoe Alkaline glazed jug, this 19th cent. jug with kild-drip, this Hancock Half-Gallon jug, this Randolph Cty salt-glazed jug with ashy shoulder, and then the moderns: Burlon Craig, Vernon Owen, Mark Hewitt. There are also great photographs, weird furniture, outsider critters, and more. There isn't a good browse function, so you need some idea of what you want to search for.
posted by OmieWise (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Hooray for Clyde Jones (of the critters link)! If you ever find yourself in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina with time to kill, do yourself a favor and go to Bynum and check out Clyde's critter yard. He loves it when people pay him a visit to check out his yard full of critters.
posted by NoMich at 11:09 AM on March 15, 2007

Several of my friends are potters in Western NC. This site is great, thanks.
posted by headless at 11:31 AM on March 15, 2007

this is some cool stuff. i go to ncsu, and this work is just beautiful in person.
posted by virga at 11:34 AM on March 15, 2007

Seconding the Clyde Jones suggestion. A close friend of mine used to live down the street from him, and I was always amazed by the new stuff he had in his yard every time I would go to visit.

Despite the fact that I lived in Raleigh for 18 years, I've never been to the Gregg. I'll have to check it out.
posted by Rangeboy at 11:40 AM on March 15, 2007

good post, but don't forget one of the best young(ish) potters, Ben Owen.
posted by Shike at 12:26 PM on March 15, 2007

Nice post Omie. Lots to look through here.
posted by nola at 1:55 PM on March 15, 2007

It's too bad the images look like they were captured from TV.
posted by Sukiari at 2:22 PM on March 15, 2007

Thanks OmieWise. That search screen is a bit silly isn't it. There are a few places like that - sort of catch 22: you can find many things here but you must miraculously know what they are before you can find them.
posted by peacay at 8:24 PM on March 15, 2007

I remember asking my mother how to spell something, and she'd invariably say, "Look it up!" If I knew how to look it up I wouldn't need to ask how to @#!!&^@ spell it.
posted by OmieWise at 8:06 AM on March 16, 2007

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