Friday, July 20, 2018


Some friends in the Raleigh area have been organizing a art auction for me to help with the costs of my Lyme disease treatment and expenses. It will be at Cedar Creek Gallery in Creedmoor, NC August 18th. Many years ago I apprenticed there with Sid Oakley and then I maintained a studio as a resident artist. They have been posting images of the art work that will be at the auction and with it being less than a month away there are new things everyday. Of course there is pottery but there are so many wonderful things from blown glass and jewelry to wood and textiles. The work is by some very well know artists some of the pottery is out private collections, I even saw some pots from internationally known potters that you can't buy anymore because they have retired or are deceased. You can find out more about it on the auction website or the event Facebook page.
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For more info visit Friends of Blaine Avery

I have been completely over whelmed with everything my friends have been doing with organizing this auction and all the donations from people, some I don’t even know. It’s just truly amazing! I am so much more than lucky and I will never be able to thank everyone enough for everything they have are doing.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

My battle with Lyme Disease

 Hello everyone!
 I haven't posted on here in a very long time, as some of you may have heard I have been really sick for quite some time. Numerous Doctors searched to diagnose my illness to no avail and my condition just kept deteriorating to the point I could no longer work. Then over a year ago I finely got a diagnosis of Late stage Lyme disease it has effected my nervous system and as a result have long list symptoms, the worst are an unbearable pain in my feet and legs and severe fatigue. I can't stand or walk very far just a trip to the grocery store is utterly exhausting.
A friend has set up a Go Fund me fundraiser, Blaine's Treatment for Lyme Disease to help with my expenses there you can read more about whats been going on and how you can help.

 I haven't been able to make pots or work in over a year and a half. Thia picture was taken about three years ago I am making a 30 pound platter that has finished size of approximately 24 inches wide. I so want to get back to making pots it is my joy and calling it's all i have ever done I can't imagine not being able to create. I'm doing everything I can for my health so I can return to the life I love.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Celebration of Spring

This weekend is the Annual Seagrove Celebration of Spring with over 50 potteries participating it's sure to be a great weekend to come down to the Grove!

Saturday April 16th   9:30-5:00
Sunday   April 17th 11:00-4:00

I'll be in the Studio and Judson is selling lemonade to rase money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It's sure to be a beautiful fun filled weekend!

Shops will be offering studio tours, demonstrations and much more! For more information check out The Celebration of Spring website

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Holiday Kiln Opening Preview

 I'm really exited I got some wonderful pots out of the kiln today, here are a few of the many pots that I'll have at the Opening See you all. 

 Saturday December 12,  9am-5pm 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Holiday Kiln Opening 2015

Winter Kiln Opening

Saturday December 12th, 9am - 5pm

Please come and join me for my Winter Kiln Opening. I will have wonderful selection of pots including mugs, bowls, vases and large selection of plates, platters and bowls, both large and small. As well as some new slip trailed decorations and much, much more.

I hope you can join me this Saturday December 12th, to see the new stunning work I have available.
-Blaine Avery

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Potters Four, at the Ackland Museum Store

Potters Four, opens this Friday, June 12, 6-8PM at the Ackland Museum Store,  Chapel Hill North Carolina. I'll be there for the opening and am really looking forward to it! 
The show runs June 12th through August 9th. 
Im honored to be invited to be in the exhibition with three great potters Doug Dotson, Bruce Gholson, and Samantha Henneke.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pottery Fair On The Square

I'm really looking forward to this Saturday, I heading to Old Salem in Winton-Salem, NC for the fifth Annual Pottery Fair On The Square  It's always a fun show set in the hart of beautiful Old Salem if you have never been there this would be a great opportunity to see Historic Old Salem and a great selection of pottery.  

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