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Catch new segments of Collecting Carolina each month on North Carolina Weekend!
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Current Season: Season 3
Broadcast Date: 12/10/15
Mordecai House and Historic Park, Raleigh
‘Collecting Carolina,’ is visiting the Mordecai House and Historic Park in Raleigh. For collectors of early 1800’s decorative arts, quilts, china, books and furniture, this site displays a family’s unique personal collection from the period. The rooms are well preserved and decorated to reflect the early 1800’s. The Mordecai House is one of the few homes still on its original foundation and there are tours and special events throughout the year. Once the largest pre-civil war plantation in the area, today it also houses several historic buildings including the birthplace of 17th President Andrew Johnson. It is also a City of Raleigh Park, and the grounds are open seven days a week for visiting. With a fascinating past well preserved by educators and docents, this is a great stop any time of year.
Broadcast Date: 12/3/15
Mark Hewitt, Master Potter, Pittsboro
If you collect pots, or just fascinated by their shape, texture and form, Mark Hewitt’s work is something to be seen and experienced. Mark Hewitt is 2015’s United States Artist Fellow, an award winning modern day potter, who’s known for making big beautiful pots. Marks pots are displayed in museums, hotels, restaurants and private collections around the world. His experience and passion for the North Carolina clay, his technical mastery, and his understanding of ceramic history come together in each pot he makes. Join us as we travel to Pittsboro to see Mark prepare his pots for an upcoming kiln opening, ever popular with collectors.