Local business East Fork Pottery, will be featured on UNC-TV’s flagship program, Our State, on April 3rd at 8pm EST. Our State is an Emmy award-winning documentary program that showcases and celebrates North Carolina’s rich cultural and artistic heritage. The fifteen minute segment on East Fork Pottery and it’s founder, Alexander Matisse, will kick off Our State’s spring season.
The program airs a week before opening night of Matisse’s first solo museum show, entitled Alexander Matisse: New Ceramics, at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York. The show will feature a comprehensive collection of functional and decorative work from the last four years. It will also coincide with a travelling collection of prints by Matisse’s great-grandfather—the artist Henri Matisse— on loan from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation. Both shows will open on April 6th and close on June 8th.
More About East Fork Pottery:
East Fork Pottery was founded in 2010 by Alexander Matisse in Madison County, North Carolina. They make a full range of functional and sculptural ceramics, fired in a large, wood-burning salt kiln and a line of contemporary, translucent porcelain lighting. Informed by a shared aesthetic sensibility and respect for technical precision, John Vigeland joined the Pottery in 2013. In order to understand their present place in the tapestry of American Ceramics, Matisse and Vigeland hold the past and future on equal ground. For more information, visit their website at