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North Carolina’s Traditional Women Potters (November 12, 2016 – February 11, 2017)

twp-for-websiteNorth Carolina’s Traditional Women Potters is the culmination of a study and lecture presented at the Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival, in Hickory, NC, in 2015. The twentieth century saw the emergence of women potters from the lineage of European settlers, and while Native American women had been making pottery here for thousands of years, their names and work were definitively recorded through writing and images only as the century progressed. This exhibition is an examination of North Carolina women who were established potters by 1975 and who came from or chose to work and learn through a traditional approach. The focus is on women who made and/or decorated pots, but all of the women who worked daily in potteries were integral to the process.

Curated by Pamela Lorette Owens.

Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, November 12, 2016, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The reception is open to the public and free of charge.

This exhibition runs from November 12, 2016 – February 11, 2017.

A catalog will be available for purchase with this exhibition.



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