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.