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History and Highballs: East Fork Pottery

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 7 p.m. via Zoom

Register here! This is an online program. An email containing a Zoom link will be sent to all registrants an hour and a half before the program begins.

Adults only, please.

Speaker: Alexander “Alex” Matisse, Artist, Potter, and Founder of East Fork Pottery

Join us as we kick off celebrating North Carolina artists this month by welcoming Alex Matisse. Matisse will dive into the evolution of East Fork Pottery and how it became what it is today. He’ll share a bit about his family, his years as an apprentice to legendary potter Mark Hewitt, and how he and his co-founders started East Fork. Matisse will talk about the growth of the business, how the pots are made, and the why behind it all!

Alexander “Alex” Matisse was raised in a small New England town in a family of artists, anthropologists, and inventors. In 2004 he moved to North Carolina, where he attended Guilford College before dropping out to begin three years of apprenticeship with potters Matt Jones and, later, Mark Hewitt. Matisse now leads East Fork Pottery, along with business partners Connie Matisse and John Vigeland.