4th Friday

From: Audrey S.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:38 PM

Here's a follow-up on the posting about the 4th Friday Art Walk featuring our own Bill Steadman.  We have many talented members.  Let's support them and their works!


IT'S OUR 6th ANNIVERSARY!Come Celebrate With Us!Friday, April 26 - Fourth Friday Gallery Night6 - 9 PMRefreshments Galore!  Entertainment!  Door Prizes of Handmade Artwork Every 15 Minutes!portcitypottery.com

BILL STEADMANDulcimer Craftsman / Musician      Featured Artist  April 26 - May 23Bill will perform during Fourth Friday Gallery Night, April 26, 6 - 9 pm  For the past 21 years, Bill has been able to combine his love of music with a love of working with fine woods.  He became intrigued with the mountain dulcimer during trips to North Carolina in the 1990s, relishing its sweet sound, the ease of learning to play it, and the variety of beautiful woods to craft a dulcimer. "I attempt to make my work with wood reflect the natural beauty and uniqueness of the tree. Each dulcimer is different and has its own tonal quality due to the shape, the sound holes, the density of the wood and the finish applied."   Historically the dulcimer was developed in the Appalachian Mountains, perhaps from the German zither. It was made of locally available woods in many shapes, often just an oblong box with two or three strings, and nails bent as frets.   There has been a big dulcimer revival nationwide, with dulcimer groups formed in most parts of the country. Having recently moved here, Bill hopes to start a group in the Wilmington area.  If you are interested in lessons, please leave your name, email address, and phone number at our gallery, or call: [masked]

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Caring & Feeding of
Your Dulcimer!

  • Wipe or dust gently with a lint-free cloth
  • Re-string in 6 months to a year. When re-stringing, you may also re-wax with a good hard paste wax to protect it from moisture and the oils from your hands.  
  • Re-tune before each use, especially with temperature and humidity changes. When tuning, loosen the string slightly (1/8th turn of the tuner) before bringing it back up to pitch, and keep the string vibrating while raising the pitch.    
  • Most important-- Keep playing it-- the more it's played, the warmer and friendlier it gets!    


The Artists of Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts Clay Patricia Hart, Dick Heiser,  Mary Holden-Hall,  Pat Holleman, Sybil West   Baskets & Gourds Dory Maier, Dianne Masi,    Brenda Quashne, Melanie WalterFiberBJ Berlo, Louise Giordano,     Carol Langer, Iris Simmons  Jewelry     Sara WestermarkMixed Media  Mary Beth Cook, Karen Harbaugh,  Melanie Heinrich
Brad Eklund,  Harry Hart, Marg Rawlins,Bill Steadman 

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