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Charlie Pritchard Demonstration

June 6th at St. Edward's University, Charlie Pritchard of Luling Ice House Pottery demonstrated his throwing techniques.

Charlie studied with the traditional potters of North Carolina and learned about the beauty of making unpretentious, but elegant, functional pots. He showed us the technique of wrapping a dark colored clay coil around a lighter clay body to produce a swirled pattern of alternating clay colors. Charlie talked about his evolution as an artist and potter. He shared his experiences of trying to combine his artistic goals with the challenge of making a living as a potter. We ended the evening with two short films Charlie brought about traditional potters of North Carolina and Georgia. The GACA members were delighted and impressed with the work and work ethic displayed by Charlie's predecessors. We especially enjoyed watching their mule driven clay mixer.

Charlie Pritchard
Luling Ice House Pottery
1115 E. Davis St.
Luling, TX 78648
830-875-6282 (Call for appointment and gallery hours)

* Finished Pitcher. Clear Glaze over colored clay bodies. Fired to Cone 6, electric.


Photos from the Demonstration

"Traditional Pan" Demo

Vase with Fluted Rim