Bruce Gholson & Samantha Henneke
3306 US Hwy 220 Alt, Seagrove, NC 27341, 910-428-9728
Events and Shows


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March 7 - 9, 2008

Ron Meyers invites 10 former students

Where: University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 76203

When: Workshop is Friday Sunday, March 7 - 9, 2008

Bruce Gholson has been invited by Ron Meyers to join nine other former students and him to show their work in conjunction with a Spring 2008 workshop. The Clay Guild is hosting a workshop lead by Ron Meyers with guest artists Chuck Hindes and Dan Murphy. For more information call 940-369-7671 or 940-369-6509 or go to www.art.unt.edu

Fossil Fish Platter by Bruce

March 21 and 22, 2008

11th Catawba Valley Pottery Festival

Where: Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13 th Ave. Drive SE, Hickory , NC, 28602

When: Preview Party (must purchase special ticket) March 21, Friday evening from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Show opens Saturday morning March 22 from 9:00 to 5:00

On Saturday, the admission is $6.00 for adults and $2.00 for children under 12. On Friday evening there is a preview dinner party with an early buying opportunity and music by Sigmon Stringers for $40.00. Tickets must be bought by March 15 th for the Friday evening affair. For more information call (828)-465-0383 or (828)- 322-3943, or go www.catawbahistory.org (and click on events)

Fossil Snake Jug by Bruce  

March 28 June 2008

AKAR Yunomi* Invitational

Where: 257 East Iowa Avenue , Iowa City , Iowa , 52240

When: OPENS Friday March 28 th

Online Sales Only: Begins March 28, 2008, 11:00 A.M. eastern / 10:00 A.M. central, www.akardesign.com

*Yunomi - a form of tea bowl, being taller than wide, with a trimmed or turned foot, without a handle; made for daily (or informal) tea drinking.

AKAR Design Gallery has invited Bruce Gholson to send 5 Yunomis. He will join a select group of ceramic artists. This is a fun show to see! Potter's love making cups! For more information 319-351-1227.


  Yonomis by Bruce    

April 11 June 29, GEN X: Post-Boomers and the New South

Reception: Sunday, April 13

Where: Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Dr. Langan Park , Mobile AL 36608

When: April 11 to June 29, 2008

Samantha Henneke's ceramic glazed wall paintings will be included in this contemporary exhibition at the Mobile Museum of Art. This exhibition includes a select group of artists representing a new generation of artists with southern heritage and/or training. Some pursuing post-modern investigations of self and society and others putting a new spin on more traditional styles. For more information go to www.mobilemuseumofart.com or call 251-208-5200


Two Flies Picture Box by Samantha


May 10, 2008

Art of Craft at Historic Rosedale Plantation

Where: Roesdale House, 3427 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, 28206, Charlotte, NC

When: Saturday, May 10, 10:00 am 4:00 pm

A fundraiser for the preservation of the Rosedale home and gardens built in 1815. A variety of crafts will be demonstrated and sold. This is also a family event with activities for children. A sponsor's breakfast with early access to the show will be from 9:00- 10:00 and is $75.00. There will also be a silent auction. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 5-18, and a $25.00 for a family pass. For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.historicrosedale.org/calendar.asp or call 704-335-0325

Event Pictures

Samantha and Gloria

June 5 8, 2008

Carolina Jamboree: The Carolina Ballet in collaboration with Red Clay Ramblers

Where: Progress Energy Performing Arts Center, 2 East South Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601, performed at the Raleigh Memorial Hall

When: June 5 8, Thursday Sunday (five performances)

A select group of North Carolina potters, including Bruce and Samantha, have been selected to show their works during the five Carolina Ballet performances. The works will be on display and for sale in the main lobby area of the Progress Energy Performing Arts Center. For more information and ticket purchases for Carolina Jamboree visit www.carolinaballet.com/CarolinaJamboree.html and click on Raleigh performing arts link or call 919-831-6060.

The exhibit will be open for viewing one hour before each performance and the doors will be locked after the performance.

Approximate Exhibit viewing hours

Thursday Evening, June 5, 7:00 pm 10:00 pm
Friday Evening, June 6, 7:00 pm 10:00 pm
Saturday Afternoon, June 7, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday Evening, June 7, 7:00 pm 10:00 pm
Sunday Afternoon, June 8, 1:00 pm 4:00 pm


Platter by Bruce
Publicity Postcard

June 6 September 7, 2008

Cedar Creek Gallery's National Teapot Show VII

Where: Cedar Creek Gallery, 1150 Fleming Road, Creedmoor, NC 27522.

When: June 6 September 7, 2008

Both Bruce and Samantha have been invited to send a teapot each to Cedar Creek Gallery's National Teapot Show VII. Cedar Creek Gallery has hosted this show every third year for the past eighteen years. The entire show will be documented on their website. For more information go to http://www.cedarcreekgallery.com/events.html or call 919-528-1041.



Fossil Fish Teapot by Bruce

6" T x 8" x 5"


Spotted Teapot by Samantha

5" T x 7" x 5"


August 29 September 19, 2008

Featured Artists at AKAR Design Gallery

Where: 257 East Iowa Avenue Iowa City, Iowa , 52240

When: August 29 September 19, 2008

Bruce and Samantha have been invited to be featured artists and show their works at AKAR Design Gallery. Their work will be for sale in the gallery as well as on line. For more information about AKAR Gallery go to www.akardesign.com or call 319-351-1227.


September 6, 2008

Potters' Market Invitational

Where: Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC, 28207

When: Saturday, September 6, 2008 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Bulldog Pottery has been invited to the Potter's Market Invitationa (www.mintmuseum.org/pottersmarket.html). The Delhom Service League sponsors this event to raise funds for the ceramics collections at the Mint Museum of Art. This intimate sales show includes 39 North Carolina Potteries. Everyone is under one large tent with plenty of room for visitors to move around. Ticket holders for the Potter's Market Invitational are also able to tour the Mint Museum of Art that day. For more information about the Mint Museum go to www.mintmuseum.org or call 704-337-2000.


October 31 - Nobember 1, 2008

Southern Select Pottery 5th Annual Southern Heritage Pottery and Folk Art Show

When: Friday October 31: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday November 1: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where: Girl Scouts Learning Center,1203 Frances Daily Court, Colfax, NC
 (between Greensboro and Winston Salem, NC)

Potters from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.  New location, new building, free admission, free parking. Silent auction benefitting the Girl Scouts. For More Information   www.selectpottery.com



October 3 November 2, 2008

Nature Art Gallery at the Museum of Natural Sciences

Where: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601

When: Opening: Friday night October 3, 2008, 6:00 8:30

Bruce and Samantha have been invited back to the Nature Art Gallery which is in the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The Nature Art Gallery is located on the mezzanine level of the Museum Store and features nature-themed art. For more information call 919-733-7450, ext. 360, or go to www.naturalsciences.org/store/index.html


November 22-23, 2008

Celebration of Seagrove Potters

NOTE: This Year, you will find Bulldog Pottery along with 60 other Seagrove Community Potters at the Celebration of Seagrove Potters at the Historic Luck's Bean Plant. We will not be at the Seagrove Elementary School in our usual spot.

Where: Historic Luck's Bean Plant, 798 NC Pottery Highway, Route 705 (about one mile from traffic light at the intersection of Rte 705 and 220 Alt N) Seagrove, NC

When: November 22 - 23, 2008, (Weekend before Thanksgiving), Saturday   9:00 am -6:00 pm, Sunday ,   10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday afternoon pottery auction starting at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Admission:  $5.00

This is the inaugural Celebration of Seagrove Potters, an event organized by the Seagrove Potters featuring the Seagrove Potters.  The potters will be selling a great selection of their works.  There will be demonstrations, music, food, children's activities, and a pottery auction on Saturday afternoon.

Stay tuned for updated information about the Celebration.   Also visit the website www.celebrationofseagrovepotters.com


November 29 - 30, 2008

Carolina Designer Craftsmen 38th Fine Craft and Design Show

Where: North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh,  North Carolina

When: Held every Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday, Nov. 28, 6pm-9pm, Saturday, Nov. 29, 10am-6pm,
Sunday, Nov. 30, 11am-5pm

Admission: $6 Daily Admission, $8 Weekend Pass, Children under 12 Free

For more information   www.carolinadesignercraftsmen.com