Thrown Together: On The Table

thrown together pitcher

March 31 – April 30, 2017​

March 31 - April 30, 2017

bowl, milk and sugar, sculpture, cups

functional pottery by

Allison McGowan Hermans Handbuilt Porcelain
Jennifer Mecca Thrown and Altered Porcelain
Ron Philbeck Soda Glazed Stoneware
Amy Sanders Earthenware
Julie Wiggins Porcelain

Thrown Together Potters is a collective of ceramic artists in the greater Charlotte area who came together in 2006 to support and encourage one another as well as to exhibit their work as a group.

the artists

Lucy Dierks: Avian Tablescapes

Lucy Dierks porcelains

April 29th - May 31st

Functional porcelain pieces

Lucy Dierks porcelain

Lucy Dierks: Avian Tablescapes

April 29th - May 31st

Functional porcelain pieces intended to reflect and compliment the natural environment through harmony of form, surface, and purpose.

Lucy Dierks teapot Lucy Dierks bowl Ludy Dierks teapot green

Artist Statement

In 1997, when I took my first course in ceramics, I rediscovered my love for Asian Art and pottery. Japanese ikebana containers, Oribe dishes, and the Chinese ware of the Tang and Song Dynasties have been tremendous sources of inspiration and influence for me.

My pieces express my delight with nature and like nature, I want them to reflect a harmony of form, surface, and purpose. I strive to make small intimate pieces whose design and texture invite you to hold them.

There is something about birds that speaks to me. The contradictory aspects of their bodies intrigue me. I find the exquisite detail of their claws and the patterning of their feathers very satisfying. I perch them on my containers to encourage contemplation and conversation.

Currently I work solely in porcelain and mix my own glazes. I am fascinated with creating surfaces that mimic nature such as lichen, stones, or tree bark. Many of my pieces are designed as flower containers and are intended to reflect and compliment the natural environment they inhabit.

~ Lucy Dierks

National Teapot Show X

felted Teapot

May 19 – Sept 5, 2017

May 19 –
September 5, 2017

Cedar Creek Gallery has hosted this show every three years for the past twenty-six years. 

Although every show is special in its own right, this year’s showing is especially significant as it leads into the 50th anniversary of the gallery. Marking the first kiln opening in 1968 this upcoming fall, we will be celebrating five decades of creating, showcasing and supporting fine craft. Started by two potters, Sid and Pat Oakley, Cedar Creek Gallery has stood the test of time by maintaining its high standard of supporting artisans from all over North America and connecting the public to quality, hand-crafted treasures. Annual festivals and shows like this one contribute to the ongoing narrative that art is necessary to a healthy, happy community and enriches the lives of all those who come across it.

Artists include
Richard Aerni, Nicole Aquillano, Lois Aronow, Gerald Arrington, Posey Bacopoulos, D. Hayne Bayless, Alan & Rosemary Bennett, Lanny Bergner, Peter Beasecker, Jason Bohnert, Susan Bostwick, Eileen Braun, Jeff Brown, Jim Budde, Davin Butterfield, Melisa Cadell, Chrissie Callejas, Kyle Carpenter, Steven Cheek, Fong Choo, Bede Clarke, Jim Connell, Cheryl Constantini & Mikio Matsumoto, James Cornell, Glenn Dair, Linda Dalton,Jeff Dean, Lucy V. Dierks, Maria Dondero, Doug Doton, Larry Downing, Claudia Dunaway, Christy Crews Dunn, Neil Estrick, Terry Evans, Stephen Fabrico, Nathan Falter, Larry Favorite, Marty Fielding, Susan Filley, Mark Fitzgerald,Julia Galloway, Susie Ganch, Nancy Gardner, Carol Gentithes, Terry Gess, Kerry Gonzalez, Tom Gray, Erik Haagensen, Deborah Harris, Lana Heckendorn, Steven Hill, Eric Jensen,  Fred Johnston, Jacob Johnson, Jordan Jones, Shelley Jones, John Jordan, Madeline Kaczmarczyk, Peter Karner, Michael Kehs, Matt Kelleher, Elizabeth Kendell, Kristen Kieffer, Jamie Kirkpatrick, Ron Koehn, Jim Kransberger, Leah Leitson, Dale Lewis, Hsin-Chuen Lin, Paul Linhares, Geoff Lloyd, Loren Lukens, Pamela A. MacGregor, John Martin, Stephanie Martin, Elisabeth Maurland, Sarah McCarthy, Cory McCrory, Linda McFarling, Barbara McKenzie, Jennifer Mecca, Reiko Miyagi, Una Mjurka,  CJ Niehaus, Susan O'Brien, Jeff Oestreich, Julie Olson, Jay & Janet O'Rourke, Karen Orsillo, Ben Owen III, Marsha Owen & Rick Moss, Bayle Owens, Pam Owens, Travis Owens, Vernon Owens, Marilyn Palsha, Jim & Shirl Parmentier, Susan Farrar Parrish, Ronan Peterson, Geoff Pickett, Teresa Pietsch, Shane Porter, Adam Posnak, Andrew Preiss, Elizabeth Prioli, Barbara Prodaniuk, Hal & Eleanor Pugh, Brenda Quinn, Jeremy Randall, Ann Coddington Rast, Eric Rempe, Andree Richmond, Deborah Rogers, Jon Michael Route, Meryl Ruth, Peter Saenger, Joseph Sand, James Sankowski, Siglinda Scarpa, Ken Sedberry, Yoko Sekino-Bove', Laurie Shaman, Ellen Shankin, Susy Siegele & Mike Haley, Gertrude Graham Smith, Stacy Snyder, Jennifer Stas, Frank Stofan, Polly Adams Sutton, Karen Swyler, Joy Tanner, Charlie Tefft, Kelly Thie, Chris Theiss, Brad Tucker, Joan Ulrich, Betsy Vaden, Eric Van Eimeren, Noi Volkov, David Voll, Evelyn Ward, Conrad Weiser, Jesse Whipkey, Julie Wiggins, DeLanieWise, Wendy Wrenn Werstlein, and Marie Wright

last updated:  4/26/17