The North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove has received a $95,000 grant over two years from the Windgate Charitable Foundation to be used as continuation funding towards the center’s artist-in-residence program and educational program manager position and for some renovations to the center’s educational building.
A private charitable foundation located in Arkansas, the Windgate Charitable Foundation is well-known for its support of institutions and programs which focus on crafts and craft education.
Increased educational activities are a noticeable and noteworthy enhancement of the center’s outreach and represent a natural growth in terms of programming that the center is able to offer to visitors of all ages, as well as other potters.
Lindsey Lambert, NCPC executive director, notes “On behalf of the North Carolina Pottery Center board and myself, I would like to express our sincere thanks to the board of the Windgate Charitable Foundation for their acknowledgment of what we are working to accomplish here at the center. This grant funding from the Windgate Charitable Foundation will allow us to maintain stability, continuity, and continued growth in terms of the center’s educational activities and direction.”
Lambert adds, “Our mission here at the North Carolina Pottery Center is to promote awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage and ongoing tradition of pottery in North Carolina through educational programs, public services, and great exhibitions, permanent and temporary. We encourage people to come visit us, learn more about this quintessential North Carolina tradition and our state’s potters past and present, and then enjoy visiting our potters across the state.”