Artist in Residence

February 2018




Oliver Thames
McClellanville, SC

When Made in the South Award winner Oliver Thames couldn’t find the perfect cooker for his Lowcountry-style oyster roasts, he decided to build his own. Inspired by his childhood, Thames brings the traditional open wood fire into the modern era with an eye-catching, game-changing cooker.

Gallery Hours
Stop by the Artist Cottage between 10AM–12PM Tuesday–Friday to chat with the artist and learn the process of his craft.

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A Traditional South Carolina Oyster Roast Workshop
3:00 PM15:00

A Traditional South Carolina Oyster Roast Workshop

Let Oliver Thames, creator of the award-winning Bulls Bay OYRO cooker, lead you through the ins and outs of hosting an authentic Lowcountry oyster roast. Grab a cocktail in the Artist Cottage before venturing outside for a live-fire demo, during which Thames will school guests in the traditional art of flame roasting South Carolina clusters under burlap sacks.

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