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CALL TO ARTISTS~ The Ubiquitous Bowl
Published Thursday, October 12, 2017
  Presented by Hamilton Williams Gallery 403 E Union St, Morganton, NC ● 828-438-1595 ● info@hamiltonwilliams.com www.hamiltonwilliams.com     CALL TO ARTISTS   ​ Among the most approachable of handmade objects, the bowl form remains one of the most available for artisan reinvention and expression. The Ubiquitous Bowl presents the variety of form, color, design, and surface development that is possible while maintaining the utility of this common household object. Event Dates: February 9, 2018 - March 17, 2018 Entry Deadline: December 15, 2017..
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New Workshops
Published Monday, January 23, 2017
Introducing New Workshops at Hamilton Williams Gallery   Enjoy creativity and comradery as local potter, Hamilton Williams, shows you how to create your own one-of-a-kind work. Workshops are oriented toward beginners so that in 2 hours or less participants can complete a project they can be proud of.  All tools, materials, and light refreshments are provided.   Thursday, February 2, 5:30-7pm, Slab Bowls   Monday, February 6, 5:30-7pm, Mugs   Wednesday, February 8, 6-7:30pm, Small Vases   Thursday, February 21, 5:30-7pm,..
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New Clay Workshops
Published Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Get Your Hands Dirty We are pleased to announce the start of our hands-on clay workshop series in January 2016. Enjoy creativity and comradery as our resident potter, Hamilton Williams, shows you how to create your own one-of-a-kind work. Workshops are oriented toward beginners so that in 2 hours or less participants can complete a project they can be proud of. Workshop projects are designed to teach participants essential clay techniques so that they can take on more challenging workshops in the future. All tools and materials, and some light refreshments, are provided. Completed p..
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Double-Feature: Holiday Tour d'Art & Small Business Saturday
Published Tuesday, November 24, 2015
      Special Event: The Holiday Tour d'Art & Small Business Saturday Saturday, November 28, 10-5pm in Downtown Morganton   Hamilton Williams Gallery, Jenluma Clayworks, West Union Art Studios, and Burke Arts Council have teamed up with the Downtown Development Association of Morganton to create this one-of-a-kind event. Now you can have fun, support local business, and get your holiday shopping done all at once! To celebrate Small Business Saturday and the Holiday Tour d'Art, all of our handmade fine craft* is 10% off for Friday and Satur..
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New Whimsical Clocks
Published Tuesday, October 6, 2015
We recently acquired a new collection of clocks from Franklin, North Carolina, visual artist, Carol Louise Mayer. Add a little lift to your day when you drop by the gallery to see these uniquely fun and whimsicals works. We have new exploding clocks, camera clocks, clocks on a stick, and others. These are definitely worth a visit! ..
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Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
We often receive inquiries from artisans and artists on how to submit work for consideration here in the gallery, so we thought we would create a short tutorial to help answer some questions. Keep in mind that every gallery or shop is a little different... a different style, a different business model, a different regional focus, and so on. As a result, different galleries may prefer to view new work submissions in different ways. The best way to find out how a gallery takes on new artists and artisans is to ask, or in some cases to check their website. Here at Hamilton Williams Galler..
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The New Car Kiln
Published Friday, April 10, 2015
Believe it or not, the motivation to move the pottery operation to downtown Morganton was all about getting more studio space to make more pottery. The gallery was an add-on to the idea, but as the whole project rolled along the focus began to shift from the studio to the gallery space. After our grand opening in September 2013 sales in the gallery took off. Then it was all we could do to keep up with the demanding work of the gallery. Now, over a year and a half later, the construction of the new gas kiln is finally underway. Our new natural gas car kiln will be one of ..
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Published Friday, August 29, 2014
Since the gallery opened last year, I've had to really adapt my approach to... well, almost everything. Even though I've been a full-time professional potter for many years, the additional role of "gallery owner" has thrown a big wrench in my standard way of getting things done. I've always had a tendency toward perfectionism when it comes to making pots and now that impulse has extended itself into the look and operation of the gallery. I can easily obsess over the smallest detail if I don't catch myself. Today, it was the placement of exhibition cards for Southern Women Potters (In fact, I o..
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Glass Show Week
Published Saturday, June 14, 2014
This week at the gallery, we've all been furiously getting ready for the opening receptions for the Western North Carolina Studio Glass Exhibition. The show takes place at four different venues in downtown Morganton, and this is our first year participating. Unlike some of our previous openings, we have a little more experience under our belts and have worked our way through preparations at a calmer pace. One new aspect to this opening is the photography. With the new website, the plan is to photograph and post all of the work from exhibitions on the site so that people from everywhere can ..
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5th Annual Joara Pottery Festival
Published Thursday, May 15, 2014
The Exporing Joara Foundation will present the 5th Annual Joara Pottery Festival this weekend at the Old Armory Building in Morganton, North Carolina. This juried pottery show featuring 27 of the regions best potters has enjoyed great reviews in the past and promises to once again be a highlight of the many pottery shows held each year throughout western North Carolina. ..
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