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Penland Clay: Shaping North Carolina Ceramics (July 16 – October 29, 2016)

This exhibition explores and showcases the Penland School of Crafts clay program’s continuing influence on North Carolina ceramics. This story is told through the work of current and former Penland core students and resident artists who live and work in our state. Guest curated by Rob Pulleyn. Narratives by Gay Smith and Carey Hedlund. Featured […]

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Josh Floyd, Artist-in-Residence Retrospective (July 16 – September 10, 2016)

This exhibition is the culmination of my work as the Artist-in-Residence at the North Carolina Pottery Center. While continuing to focus on wood firing and salt glazing my own work, I have had the unique opportunity to be immersed in Seagrove’s rich and diverse culture of pottery making. If the influence of Seagrove past and […]

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NC Pottery Center Receives $95,000 Grant

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 […]

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Great Pots from the Traditions of North & South Carolina (May 6 – July 22, 2017)

  A 250-page catalog, edited by Mark Hewitt, with essays by Charles (Terry) Zug, Linda Carnes-McNaughton, and Phillip Wingard, is available for purchase with this exhibition. Photography by Jason Dowdle. Book design by Rich Hendel. Copies are $40 each, plus NC Sales Tax, plus S&H (if applicable). Copies may be purchased online via the button […]

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2016 Renovations!

What’s happening? Renovations! Our much-needed brick walkway leading from the back of the main center down to the education building has been completed except for a bit of back-filling and mulching. It looks great, but more importantly, visitors, particularly those with mobility issues, will benefit from being able to get down to the education building […]

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Flower Power: Pottery & Plants (March 12 – July 2, 2016)

Within the context of this show, the term Flower Power is not a reference to the movement or ideology of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Here, Flower Power is a visual appreciation of the visceral and aesthetic power of pottery and plants. Individually, pottery, flowers, and plants have the power to affect our thoughts […]

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New Website Launched on April 6

The North Carolina Pottery Center is pleased to have launched its new website on April 6, 2016. As is the case with any new site, there may be a few little “bugs” we have to work out initially, and we will be making some “tweaks” and additions as time passes. We hope you’ll take the […]

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Past Exhibitions

While we are transitioning from one web publishing platform to another, we currently don’t have information pertaining to many of our past exhibitions online. We do plan on adding that information gradually over time, and it will take a bit of time since the center has been open since 1998. Thank you for your patience […]

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