Bulldog Pottery
Seagrove, North Carolina

Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke, who craft studio art pottery with unique glazes and graceful forms, operate Bulldog Pottery. Gholson and Henneke both studied ceramics at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, New York, where Bruce received an MFA and Samantha earned a BFA.  They explain, “Bulldog Pottery is an eclectic mix of form, imagery, texture, and pattern. We share a love of nature, pottery, good design, and an intense interest in glazes. Our imagery is evocative of memories and interests that have resonated in our lives. We test clays, glazes, surface treatments, and play off of each other’s intuition about the materials and processes. We feel that our joint research has been crucial to the development of our work, and we have achieved far more together, than we could have as individuals.”