John Elder Best In Show prize
Each year, the late Nellie Allen Smith is honored by Cape Fear Studios with a commemorative juried pottery competition with assistance from her husband, Ritchie Smith.
A Best In Show prize of $250 went to John Elder for his small porcelain “Teapot.”
“Its exquisite and subtle carving, understated yet elegant, present an elegant overall decorative motif of criss-crossing bamboo stalks,” Gordon said. “With its loosely woven handle and pale celadon tonalities,
I see ‘Teapot’ as a modern homage to Sung Dynasty porcelain ware.’’
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