Mo Southern Love at the Jugtown Cafe gets an Agenda

A few pieces from my collection

We've sent out our invites, secured a keynote speaker, designed some new threads and now we're ready to visit some wonderful potteries and have a great time together.

We will meet at the Jugtown Cafe between 8:30 and 9:00 am for coffee. The cafe opens at 6:00am for breakfast, so don't worry if you get there a little early. Just pick us a table and we'll all be there eventually. Map to Jugtown Cafe. (Thanks, Mo)

See the schedule below the fold...

Most pottery studios and galleries open at either 9 or 10am. We've had to move lunch to 11:00am to avoid the long line that starts developing closer to the noon hour. We want to make sure we can all sit as close together as possible. Due to the earlier lunch hour we will stick to the pottery studios that are closer to the restaurant. That's fine because there are plenty of great ones close by.

As mentioned our morning will start with coffee or your choice of beverage or breakfast. Since our morning shopping time is limited, the earlier you arrive the more time you will have to munch. I plan to arrive at the cafe around 8:00am unless there's a strong tail wind.

From the cafe we will head into town where galleries and studios are in close proximity to each other. This will allow us to make the best use of our time. All of these potteries are found in the 5 mile radius map located here. If anyone has strong objections to anything on the list, or if you would like to propose alternatives please feel free to visit the map. It's perfectly fine for us to break off into groups once we get there. This itinerary is in no way set in stone. Our first stop will be Seagrove Pottery Gallery. This gallery features pottery from several area studios which allows us to see samples of work from potters we won't be able to fit into our schedule. Located close to Seagrove Gallery are Turn & Burn Pottery and Dirtworks Pottery, both members of the Seagrove Area Potters Association. If there is time left in the morning we can also head to Avery Pottery & Tileworks and Whynot Pottery.

We need to head back to the Jugtown Cafe around 11:00am to make sure we can get tables together for lunch. Mo, Love and I can head over to snag the tables if the rest of you need to finish up your shopping. Lunch will be from 11:00am to 1:00pm or whenever we finish lunch and chatting with Congressman Brad Miller. There are many topics to discuss and Rep. Miller is very entertaining, however, if we have any spare time I would like for us to discuss ways to promote women and minorities in the blogosphere. If we can come away from this gathering with one idea we can put into place, that would be wonderful.

Our afternoon pottery visits are found on the 10 mile radius map and will include Ben Owen Pottery, Chris Luther Pottery, Jugtown Pottery and From the Ground Up pottery. If there is time, it would be fun to visit both Bulldog and Frogtown (as suggested by Gregflynn) potteries as well as the original Owens Pottery.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you wish to attend. I would like to have a firm count by Thursday just in case our group is so large we need to split into smaller groups. Thanks for all the support everyone. Mo, Love and I look forward to meeting some of you for the first time and seeing others again. Once you've confirmed I will send a number where I can be reached during the day in case you need to arrive on an adjusted schedule.

Update: Photographs are of a small part of my collection. All pieces are NC pottery. None of this is old. All of that is packed away until we move. The large jug is from Jugtown, the white apple baker is a Cole piece and the rest are Original Owens, Nancy Owens, Mitchell Shelton mom.


Thanks for doing this SD

Hope my T-shirt comes in time!

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Tee Shirts

probably won't be here in time. If they are, it will be a nice surprise. I was going to buy a tee shirt and mug for our guest, but I forgot. I am still planning to order for him, but I will have to get it to him later. I know for a fact that he won't mind wearing a tee shirt with BlueNC Women on it. He will probably be proud.


I tell you what

If there are enough folks who want to go, we can plan to attend the event on April 21st - The annual spring kiln opening. Ben Owens has his wood fired kiln opening on March 31.

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A, since you have ordered one for yourself

maybe you can get the doctor to do two for the price of one :-)


Pancake batter thingy

Is that pic on the right one of those pnacake batter pourer thingys? I have one that looks a lot like that-color and all.

on the far right?

I admit to throwing some of my mom's pottery in my pic since so much of my "named" stuff is packed away. On the far right is a collection of three mugs and the little pitcher is also one of mom's pieces as are the green mugs in back. The white piece is the apple baker. I don't think anything is a pancake batter pourer, but the mugs might look like one the way they're lumped together in the pic.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

The bottom right. It's a

The bottom right. It's a green bowl. One side (the far side) has a spout on it for pouing the batter out and the near side has kind of the same thing but pointing in where your thumb can get a good grip on it.

Attendees so far.....

The Southern Dem
Working for Change
Mom of Working for Change
C. Diane
Drama Queen
Brad Miller

Hope to attend and checking calendars:
Pam Spaulding and Kate

Did I forget anyone? I hope not. It's not too late if you want to try to make it!

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

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Thats a strong contingent.

May I suggest a dailykos post afterwards?

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We'll do Kos and MyDD

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Ya'll are gonna have so much

Ya'll are gonna have so much fun.
Take pictures!

Don't you worry

we'll take pictures and we'll share them. I wish you could be there, but it won't be the last gathering. It will be the first of many.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Contact info?

If I left late enough to sleep in a bit, I could get there around 10, and I like the picture up at Whynot. Would there be a way to find out where folks are? I mean, I could stop there and meet y'all up at the Cafe for lunch, but it's always more fun to be with people.

I'll pm you my cell phone number

I plan to send it to everyone attending just in case they are running late/early or need to change plans.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

I'm going to make lunch but nothing before that.

So count me in for the "snagging tables" job assignment.

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And all the men and women merely players.”
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