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Tuesday. Feb. 1S, 1875
by M. J. Decker
Special to the DTH
A concert by a Preservation Hall Jazz
Band is not like any other concert it's a
happening, featuring the creators of
American jazz, the men who were playing
when jazz was born, and are still playing the
That music will fill Memorial Hall when
the Percy-Sing Band from Preservation Hall
performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Admission is
Jazz is one of those indescribable
phenomena in music, r combining several
worlds of influence. It' grew out of tribal
dances from Africa and sophisticated Creole
quadrilles, spirituals, ragtime and blues, and
the unforgettable funeral marches that were
long a part of the old French quarter of New
; Deceptively simple in technical terms, jazz
is complex in performance, emphasizing
ensemble playing, but with each instrument
It may start out with trumpet playing
melody, clarinet countermelody, the
trombone coming in on harmony and piano
playing the chords the whole thing is based
on, with the rhythm section holding the
Then suddenly the melody moves to a
different instrument, and the players
improvise, changing everything.
Jazz, the original American music, is the
soul and purpose of Preservation HalL.
which for the past seven years has been
sending bands on tour across the country,
bringing the music of old New Orleans to
audiences far from Basin Street.
Home base is an old building on Peter
Street, at the entrance to the French Quarter.
The building has been a house, a tavern, an
artists' haven and an art gallery. In 1952
Preservation Hall offered rehearsal hall
space for jazz musicians.
Eventually the music took over the
building, the gallery moved next door, and
Preservation Hall became a living museum
of American jazz. Today it also houses a
school for young performers.
An atmosphere of turn-of-the-century
jazz clubs is scrupulously maintained.
Benches line the picture-covered walls, and
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Trumpeter Percy Humphrey appears with the Percy-Sing Band Wednesday night.
kitchen chairs are moved in when more seats
are needed. At the front door stands a wicker
basket "kitty" for the donations that are the
only admission charge.
And nightly, the music of old new Orleans
The February 14 story "Pizza the
stomach is a lonely hunter," was written by
staff writer Bill Sutherland. The DTH
regrets the omission of Sutherland's by-line.
by Elizabeth Lelsnd
? Staff Writer
A low brick building near Seagrove, N.C.
stands against the gray sky of a chill
December morning. Inside, row upon row of
pottery glasses, mugs, plates, casseroles,
pots line the top of rough plywood tables.
Outside, 10 carloads of prospective buyers
wait for the door to open at 7:30.
By 7:45 the two-room building, home of
Cole's Pottery, is alive with talk, the rustling
of newsprint and the clink of pottery. What
were well-stocked tables 15 minutes earlier,
are virtually bare now.
Nell Cole Graves, her brother Waymond
Cole and his daughter Virginia Shelton
hurriedly wrap individual purchases of
pottery in newsprint. These purchases 85e,
$ 1 , $4 are of an art that the Cole family has
maintained for seven generations that of
7:30 a.m. usually finds Mrs. Shelton and
Mr. Cole behind the potters wheel while
Mrs. Graves mans the shop alone; except
during the Christmas rush, when the three
members of Cole's Pottery are all needed to
"Virginia spends most of her time at the
wheel," Mrs. Graves said, while swallowing
two anacin "I need them (the anacin) to
face the customers," she laughed. "I
sometimes work at the wheel, though,
making my specialty wine glasses."
She and her brother are the fifth of seven
generations of Coles in the pottery business.
Their father, J.B. Cole, opened Cole's
Pottery in 1923. He taught the craft to his
two children. "I started making pots when I
was 13-years-old," Mrs. Graves said.
"Waymond was already making pots when I
was trying to learn."
As father passed the art on to his son, so
Waymond taught Virginia Shelton (his
daughter) the traditional techniques of
pottery making. Likewise, Mrs. Shelton
taught her son the fourth member of the
There are several steps in the process. Clay
brought from Johnston County is beat in a
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ball mill with stones. Excess water is
removed by pressing the clay into sacks. The
clay is then worked into manageable pieces
for turning on the electric wheel. The use of
the electric wheel instead of a kick wheel is
the only modern technique the Coles have
added to their pottery making process.
After completed pieces have hardened,
they are fired in kilns. After a second firing,
the pots are ready for sale.
The Coles are but one of many families of
Their own pottery, Jugtown. Inc., has
achieved national fame for its replication of
the craft. Those potters inspired by the
Busbees cater mainly to a local clientele.
What distinguishes Cole's Pottery from
the many other area potteries is that it is a
little more isolated, a lot more rustic and its
wares are considerably less expensive.
Driving to Cole's Pottery is a trip into
beautiful rural North Carolina. After
following secondary roads deep into the
'Cole's pottery is not as refined as that of
some of the other local potters, but each
piece has an individual beauty and artistry. '
potters who ply their trade in this remote
corner of the state. The local traditional of
pottery-making began in 1 750. In that year
two potters from Staffordshire. England
settled near Seagrove where they made
utilitarian articles jugs, jars, bowls, churns
By the end of the 1 9th century about 50
potters were making a substantial income
from the sale of jugs to distilleries and bar
rooms. But when prohibition became law in
1908 most of the potters were forced to close
The skilled craftsmanship of the potter
was rescued from extinction by a Raleigh
artist, Jacques Busbee, and his wife. The
couple revived the dying tradition and
encouraged local potters to return to their
heart of the country, the driver turns onto a
pine-shaded gravel road. This road winds
through cow pastures opening into an area
surrounded on one side by a stream and
more pasture, on the others by low-level
buildings. These buildings are where the
pottery is made and sold.
The pottery at Cole's is not as refined as
that of some of the other local potters. The
buyer might not find a perfect match the
dishes have slight variations in shape and
the pottery might not be as authentic as the
traditional forms of Jugtown. The Coles
experiment with new styles as well as the
traditional: but each piece of pottery has an
individual beauty and artistry.
An air of the past lingers in the simplicity
of Cole's. It is a past that is alive in each
article turned on the wheel.
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1010 Hamilton Rd. At intersection off 54 and 15-501