PLAYING IN THE MUD FOR MANY YEARS:
CNC has been a practicing potter working under the name of CNC Pottery since 1971. Getting on in years, Carolyn hopes this website will inform people of her continuing pottery work. Tempus fugit, but an artist never really retires. In October 2019 she moved to The Quadrangle in Haverford, PA and is enjoying the pottery facilities there as well as its campus with a variety of creative people.
CNC's submission to the 2021 Small Favors exhibit at the Clay Studio in downtown Philadelphia was on on display from March 9 through May 5. Her assemblage of 1" scale miniatures and casual clay doodles was made using Standard 103 red earthenware clay, her favorite clay for throwing minis. All items accepted for the show had to fit inside a 3"X3"X3" cube. She had 3 pieces in last year's show, but this year was only eligible to have one shown.
Last October CNC participated in her first show since Covid, a small pop up show with 7 other members of Haverford Guild of Craftsmen at the nearby Kelly Arts Center. She proved she could do a show out of 2 suitcases and plans on doing other indoor shows from now on when feasible. She will be at the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen show at the Haverford Recreation and Environmental Center on April 30 and May 1 from 10-5 and will also have a booth at the Philadelphia Miniaturia show in November (well known to miniaturists.
Currently she is concentrating on her authentic replicas of redware and other traditional American pottery as well as on a variety of small scale sculptures. Alas, firing restrictions are keeping her from many experiments with primitive firings and with raku for now. However, at Easter she fired one of her mini kilns during a visit to her oldest son's family in Connecticut and had promising results with her 1" scale replicas of ancient Greek and Roman pots. Her youngest son Bill (billcurrandesign.com) has also promised a birthday gift of a full day of firing at his Philadelphia workshop! Things are looking up.
You are encouraged to contact CNC if you have any special requests for redware in your period settings or any other mini projects.
Selected pieces of CNC's pottery are available on her Etsy page, CNC Pottery Minis, as well as on occasional EBAY auctions.