Past Events: Southern Pottery talk by Charles G. (Terry) Zug

December 10, 2003, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 10, 2003, 7:00 pm

North Carolina pottery is the topic of a talk that the Chapel Hill Museum will be presenting in December, 2003.

On Wednesday, December 10, 2003, Dr. Terry Zug, an associate professor of folklore and English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will come to the museum to give the talk. The narrow focus of the talk will be determined soon, but Dr. Zug is an expert on the North Carolina pottery tradition that stretches un-broken back to the late 18th century.

Dr. Zug's publications include Turners and Burners: The Folk Potters of North Carolina, Five North Carolina Folk Artists, and The Traditional Pottery of North Carolina.

His award-winning book, Turners and Burners, explores the artistic lives of North Carolina potters as well as their cultural impacts. More information on this book can be found on its publisher's web site.

According to his web site, he's currently working on catalogues for museum exhibitions of a N.C. memory painter and a N.C. potter, as well as a future book on the contemporary consumption of the traditional arts in North Carolina.

Interested individuals should really see this intriguing article on the UNC-CH research web site.

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