Serendipity: An international Exhibition of Wood Fired Ceramics curated by Eric Knoche including the "Functional Element" opened on July 1 and the exhibition is a fantastic collection of work from around the world. The fourteen sculptors featured Serendipity are among the best in the world and the eight functional artists are also unsurpassed. To celebrate this very special exhibition we have asked internationally recognized ceramic sculptor Peter Callas to speak at the Historic Mitchell County Courthosue in downtown Bakersville, NC at 5pm on July 7. Mr. Callas will speak about his forty year career as a ceramic sculptor, his twenty-three year collaboration with Peter Voulkos, his travels and influences and he will also discuss the Serendipity exhibition and participating artists. Mr. Callas will be introduced by Andrew Glasgow, the retired executive director of the American Craft Council. We welcome all of friends to join us for this unique presentation.