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Bolick and Traditions Pottery Hold 22nd Annual Heritage Day and Wood Kiln Opening on Saturday, July 29

June 24, 2013. Bolick and Traditions Pottery will hold their 22nd Annual Heritage Day and Wood Kiln Opening on Saturday, June 29. The event hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Pottery, live bluegrass music, leather work, baskets, weavings, handmade chairs, iron work, handmade banjos and guitars. There will also be interactive events and food.

facejug_02bBThe purpose of the event is to educate the public on some of the traditional ways of life. Through demonstrations of heritage arts and crafts, and interactive events, visitors can get a glimpse of the way their grandparents may have lived, worked and entertained. 

New events this year include square dancing called by John Peterson and horse and wagon rides with Rev. Gary Shew, as well as demonstrations of shingle cutting, corn grinding and butter churning. An interactive quilting party and a gee-haw-whimmididdle contest will also be held. 

Music is a big part of the day. The Dollar Brothers will take the stage at noon, followed by The Martin Lauren Band. Glenn Bolick and Friends will also perform. Back again this year will be storytelling featuring Orville Hicks and Fred Frawley. 

Lula Owens Bolick is a 5th generation potter from the Owens family of Seagrove, NC. Janet Calhoun (Lula’s daughter) is a 6th generation. Together, with their husbands, Glenn Bolick and Mike Calhoun, they produce shapes that have been in their family for more than 190 years. Each potter also has their own designs and techniques. The Ground Hog wood kiln (the old method of firing pottery before electricity) will be unloaded at 10 a.m. Customers are encouraged to be present at this time for the best selection of the wood fired items. Items in the wood kiln include the ever popular face jugs from Mike and Lula. Some of the styles include Monday-Friday jugs, Santas, Wizards, clay spirits and hollerin’ men and owl mugs. Glenn and Janet will have pitchers, candlesticks and teapots. 

Both galleries will be well stocked with functional, decorative and folk art pottery.

Pintos, cornbread and hot dogs will be served all day.

This event is free. No alcoholic beverages please.

For more information, call 828-295-3862.