Thursday, February 9, 2017

Teen ‘Pottery Slam!’ returns to Asheboro library

Joseph Sand
ASHEBORO – Get hands-on experience throwing pots and spinning clay creations in the 6th annual TeenZone “Pottery Slam!” from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, February 25, at the Asheboro Public Library.

All teens are invited to join local potters Joseph Sand and Dawn Tagawa, who will provide guidance as participants get to work. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and in partnership with the Randolph Arts Guild, the Pottery Slam is free and all supplies are provided.

Completed pieces will be fired and placed on display at the library for a few weeks, and then returned to their makers.

Dawn Tagawa
Sand graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in General Studio Art from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a ceramics emphasis. After graduation, Sand left for North Carolina where he completed an apprenticeship under master potter Mark Hewitt.

He operates Joseph Sand Pottery near Randleman, featuring functional and sculptural wood-fired ceramics.

Tagawa’s work, which can be purchased online through Etsy, has been recognized in numerous area exhibitions and craft shows. She believes good pottery should have depth, character and flow.

Her aim is to create pieces where the parts merge to form a whole that is intriguing and pleasing to the eye as well as to the touch.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street in Asheboro. For further information, call 336-318-6803.

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