Part 1a of an Yixing Teapot demonstration by Mrs. Zhou Gui Zhen from Dingshan
Sunday, November 25, 2007
This is a short video on the invitational pitcher show called "Pitcher This" at UNCP. My goal was to curate some of the best pitchers from around the country. I received 40 pitchers from potters all the way from California to Maine. There are 7 potters from our state, all of whom are professional potters. The 7 potters from North Carolina show off the great work of people who are making a very good living from pottery. Many other potters in the show also exemplify this while some other participants are professors from around the country and teach at some of the top universities that have a utilitarian focus. The feedback from staff, faculty and especially students was overwhelming and the show was a great success in terms of pedagogy. I mages of some of the artists working on their pieces were displayed around the gallery in conjunction which was also a great source for teaching. I wanted to again thank the artists who participated and the support from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke for making this possible.
This is a quick short of the Train Kiln at UNCP. Built this summer during a special topics class I offered. Dan Murphy from Utah came to visit during the building and taught part of the class during the casting of the throat arch. The students gain so much from this experience and are now getting fired up even more!