This past Sunday, the 16th Annual Triad Pottery Festival was held at the Yanceyville Farmer's Market. In the above photo, Benjamin Winslow- of Kim's Pottery in Eden,- demonstrates his great expertise at the wheel. Benjamin, originally from South Korea, studied art at Valdosta State University in Georgia. His study of art fueled his love of oil painting and pottery. Now, on most days, he can be found in his studio in downtown Eden where he not only makes and sells his wares, but also gives lessons and allows students to have studio time. Benjamin is such a calm and patient person. He is the perfect person to demonstrate his work at the Farmers' Market.
We like to attend the Triad Pottery Festival for many reasons, one of which is that it is held the weekend before local potter, Leanne Pizio holds her fall Leanne Pizio's Keep It Local event. If you need some good holiday gifts, head out to Leanne's. There will be at least 17 vendors and a great art hunt and the setting is bucolic. Hope to see you there. North Carolina is famous for its pottery. There is something special about eating and drinking from a handmade vessel- especially when it is local.