‘The World of Anna Sui’ Public Opening

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the exhibition The World of Anna Sui, which shines a spotlight on designer Anna Sui’s process, allowing the viewer to step inside her imagination and watch it unfold in her fashion designs.

Organized by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London, The World of Anna Sui was curated by Dennis Nothdruft. Annie Carlano is curator of The Mint Museum’s iteration. The exhibition has toured the globe from New York to Shanghai. The Mint Museum is the last stop for the current international tour. 

The World of Anna Sui Public Opening
November 20, 2021 | 11 AM-6 PM
Mint Museum Randolph
FREE

‘The World of Anna Sui’ Members-Only Opening

Members are invited to a special members-only preview of The World of Anna Sui before it opens to the public November 20. Enjoy a cash bar (one complimentary beverage ticket per member), live music, and light bites. At 7:30 PM, hear a conversation with fashion designer Anna Sui; Annie Carlano, senior curator of craft, design, & fashion at the Mint; and Dennis Nothdruft, head of exhibitions at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London

Organized by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London, The World of Anna Sui was curated by Dennis Nothdruft. Annie Carlano is curator of The Mint Museum’s iteration. The exhibition has toured the globe from New York to Shanghai. The Mint Museum is the last stop for the current international tour. 

The World of Anna Sui Opening Celebration
November 18, 2021 | 7-9 PM
Mint Museum Randolph
FREE

(tex)Tile: Telling Stories with Ceramic Garments and the Body

Join Shae Bishop, ceramist, clothing designer, furniture maker, for a presentation at Mint Museum Randolph. Bishop examines the relationships between ceramics and textiles by making wearable garment-sculptures. Originally from Kentucky, he earned his bachelor’s degree in fine arts in Ceramics and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute. He has exhibited work nationally and internationally, and has worked as studio assistant to sculptor Cristina Córdova. He has been awarded residencies at The Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, Red Star Studios in Kansas City, San Diego State University, and elsewhere in the United States, as well as in Hungary, Turkey, and Indonesia. He is currently based in North Carolina in the Penland-area artist community.

 

(tex)Tile: Telling Stories with Ceramic Garments and the Body
October 20, 2021 | 6-7:30 PM
Mint Museum Randolph
6 PM: Reception; 6:30 PM Program
Presented by Delhom Service League in collaboration with Friends of the Mint


This event is located at Mint Museum Randolph


 

From Jugtown Pottery to hyalyn Porcelain – A Collector’s Journey.

NC Pottery expert, collector, and author, Stephen Compton, visits Delhom Service League in a live virtual program on Zoom.

Alamance County, North Carolina native Stephen C. Compton is an avid collector of traditional eighteenth-to-twentieth-century North Carolina pottery. Widely recognized for his expertise, Steve is frequently called upon as a lecturer and exhibit curator. He once served as president of the North Carolina Pottery Center, a museum and educational center located in Seagrove, North Carolina, and co-founded the North Carolina Pottery Collectors’ Guild. Steve holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and Emory University. He currently resides in Montezuma (Avery County), North Carolina.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 883 3250 0243
Passcode: Compton

 

From Jugtown Pottery to hyalyn Porcelain – A Collector’s Journey.
March 15, 2021
10 AM | Virtual

A Studio Visit with Ron Philbeck and Amy Sanders – Delhom Service League

Delhom Service League will host a live virtual program with ceramic artists Ron Philbeck of Shelby, NC and Amy Sanders of Charlotte, NC.

Ron and Amy are from different areas of North Carolina but during the pandemic they have been collaborating on new ideas for their work. Join us for an informal chat in their studios where they will discuss how they’ve managed working together, and about each if their individual work and process.

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Meeting ID: 856 9015 7000
Passcode: AmyRon

The Ceramic Series tour of Classic Black: The Basalt Sculpture of Wedgwood and His Contemporaries

black basalt stoneware of bearded man
Wedgwood. Staffordshire, England, 1759–present
Socrates circa 1775–1780
Stoneware (black basalt)
The Mint Museum. Gift of the Starr and Wolfe Families in memory of Lydia and Bernard Starr. 2018.68.2

Brian Gallagher will lead Delhom Service League members on a tour of the Mint’s new exhibition Classic Black: The Basalt Sculpture of Wedgwood and His Contemporaries.  Read More

“You broke the Buddha, now what?” with Lydia Thompson

Metaphorically speaking the buddha is viewed as a spiritual and historical vessel. Once the piece breaks the inquiry begins… should the piece be repaired, should we throw it away or has it earned its place for further examination? The shard serves as a clue to the past and a moment to explore the culture. Thompson’s presentation will discuss how her ideas, techniques and ethnic influences are woven into her creative process. Her experiences continue to widen her lens about how she defines landscape, overcomes obstacles and maximizes her artistic practice. She has an endless love for ceramics which offers so many techniques for experimentation that capture the human interaction with the world.

Lydia Thompson is currently the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at UNC Charlotte and is a recent board member for Clayworks in Charlotte, NC. Thompson, a native of Columbus, Ohio, received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from The Ohio State University and her master of fine art degree from the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

January 22, 2020
6:00 PM Wine Reception
6:30 PM Lecture
Mint Museum Randolph
FREE

 


The Ceramics Series by Delhom Service League, the Ceramics Affiliate of The Mint Museum.
presents “You broke the Buddha, now what?” with Lydia Thompson. This program is offered in collaboration with The Guild of Charlotte Artists.

View the Ceramics Series brochure to see a calendar of programs and the story of Delhom Service League.

Delhom Service League loves all things ceramic – from ancient to contemporary. For membership information contact Pat Viser, pviser@carolina.rr.com.


This event is located at Mint Museum Randolph


Light Falling on Grass – presented by Wayne Higby of Alfred University

Cloud Construction: Blue Air, 2013
Courtesy of the Artist, Wayne Higby.

Light Falling on Grass presented by Wayne Higby of Alfred University.
The Ceramics Series, with Delhom Service League, Ceramics Affiliate.

Wayne Higby will present an autobiographical reflection with images that mark career highlights representing a half century of work as a ceramic artist. The talk will include personal philosophy and concepts as well as a report on the new Alfred Ceramic Art Museum.

Mr. Higby is a Ceramic Artist, Professor of Ceramic Art, The Wayne Higby Director and Chief Curator, Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred University.

November 13, 2019
6:00 PM social | 6:30 PM talk
Mint Museum Randolph
FREE

 


This event is located at Mint Museum Randolph