Expressions 6 table
photo by Ken Demery Photography

Our sixth annual event, held at the five-star The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, NC and featuring Chef Steven Devereaux Greene (left) and his "dream team" of chefs: Umstead pastry chef Jonathan Fisher, Chef Mike Lata of FIG and The Ordinary in Charleston SC and Chef Curtis Duffy of Grace - was a spectacular success!       

Together these culinary masterminds created a five course dining experience that was at time whimsical and light hearted, or surprising, taking inspiration from the works of Master Potter Ben Owen III of Seagrove, NC.
Biographies of the Artist and Chefs

Many thanks and much appreciation for the support and enthusiasm of our Honorary Chair and former Board President, Dean McCord, the original founder of Expressions in 2011, our current Committee Chair, Jaime Bull, our wonderful cast of volunteers: Holly Bodner, Kristin Erb, Kat Kirschner, Jon Pugeda, Jennifer Marshburn, Oshana Watkins, and our staff, all of whom helped make this event one of the highlights of our year.

Clockwise from the top left: pottery created by our students while visiting Ben Owen Pottery (Ken Demery Photography); Chef Curtis Duffy; Chef Jonathan Fisher; Chef Mike Lata
Kids pottery

Curtis Duffy