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Wrightsville Beach Magazine May 2013

Today, Cedar Creek Gallery, surrounded by its enclave of studios and vernacular tobacco barns, continues to thrive in nearby Granville County. clouds to the flint metal roof of the gallery building, where the curl of smoke rises from the brick chimney, sending the unmistakable scent of wood fire into the air. With deep red Nandina berries still drooling from winter’s canes, early blooming shrubs line the walk Michelle Clark, ALHS, SFR to the gallery entrance. Mingled Accredited Luxury Home Specialist | Broker/Realtor 910.367.9767 | mclark@intracoastalrealty.com with quince and hyacinths’ bouquet, these anxious upstarts poke their pale cherry and deep purple foliage Kelly Strickland, Broker/Realtor | 910.612.6537 from piles of pine straw amid Linda Woods, Broker/Realtor | 910.233.8900 sculpted herons and hand-blown Susan Snider, Broker/Realtor | 910.622.4394 Carey Harris, Broker/Realtor | 910.233.4511 glass orbs. Forty-five years ago, this acreage was no more than untilled farm- land. It’s where Sid and Pat Oakley planted their pottery studio in 1968 and grew a following. Sparked by $1,350,000 $2,199,000 $999,000 the synchronicity of shared creative spirits, co-founder Pat Oakley, and 17 B Columbia Street 502 Channel Drive 17 Island Drive Oceanfront Upper Unit Waterfront South Harbor Island daughter Lisa Oakley, a glassblower, are the co-op’s leading artists seeding their kilns and furnaces with new work. Their open door policy has welcomed both potters and glassblowers to their $599,000 $619,000 $1,350,000 rural outpost for decades; some pass through like spring rains leav- 15 Island Drive 200 N Lumina Avenue 548B Waynick Boulevard South Harbor Island Adorable Beach Cottage Boat Slip! ing fresh blooms; others arrive and never leave. Pat Oakley is a quiet, self-effacing matriarch. It is always springtime in her ivy-covered studio. Potted plants fill her window, which looks $2,249,000 $1,985,000 $698,500 She begins each pot by pinching offover Cedar Creek’s central lawn. 112 Parmele Boulevard 415 Beach Road N 203 N Channel Drive a piece of porcelain clay and rolling On “Lollipop” With 4 Slips Figure 8 Marsh Front Adorable Duplex w/Water Views her own coils. “People ask me why I don’t have Intracoastal Realty Corporation is licensed in NC Green Tip materials. Most are made of nylon. NitrousBuy pets leashes and collars made of natural oxide, a greenhouse gas associated with global warming, is emitted Hand-blown glass orbs are strung during the production of nylon. Replacing all of the nylon pet leashes on lines between trees outside ofFor all your building & renovation needs in the United States would prevent the release of the same amount of greenhouse gasses produced by 250,000 households per year! clarkcarolina.com • 910.256.4945 Lisa Oakley’s glassblowing studio at 22 Cedar Creek Gallery in Creedmoor. WBM may 2013


Wrightsville Beach Magazine May 2013
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