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Historic Slip! Decoration in North Carolina (December 7, 2018 – February 23, 2019)

The use of slip is an integral tradition in the evolution of ceramics in North Carolina. Slip was used as decoration in various forms from the application of engobes to change the surface color of the clay palette to trailed, dotted, marbled, and splotched designs. Utilization of slip writing conveyed messages, advertising, and dating of […]

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Cast, But Not Least (December 7, 2018 – February 23, 2019)

Less heralded in the popular imagination than wheel-throwing, slipcasting — the technique of pouring liquid clay, or slip, into molds — has increased in popularity in the last 40 years with studio potters as a method of producing both simple and complex forms. Cast, But Not Least explores the landscape of North Carolina slipcasting, past […]

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ECU Ceramics Guild: Embracing Process (July 28-November 27, 2018)

As part of the North Carolina Pottery Center’s ongoing collaboration with East Carolina University, we are pleased to present Embracing Process, a show by ECU’s Ceramics Guild. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, July 28, 2018, from Noon—2:00 p.m. Our reception is free of charge and open to the public. At East […]

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Worldwide Welcome: Global Perspectives in North Carolina Clay (July 28-November 27, 2018)

With the title, Worldwide Welcome, borrowed from Emma Lazarus’ poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty, this show celebrates the diversity of work produced by a number of contemporary ceramic artists who have moved to North Carolina from different places around the world over the past several decades, bringing with them a multiplicity […]

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Different Shapes: Sculptural Ceramics in North Carolina (April 13 – July 14, 2018)

The roots of North Carolina’s long and rich pottery tradition lie deep in the creation of utilitarian ware for everyday life, but today’s ceramics encompass much more, embracing a wide range of forms, styles, and technologies. Different Shapes is a celebration of the diversity of sculptural work that North Carolina’s potters are creating now. Featured […]

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Art of Clay National Juried Show (March 3 – June 15, 2019)

The National Juried Show with the International Twist! (March 3 – June 15, 2019) CALL FOR ENTRIES AWARDS 1st place – $1000 / 2nd place – $500 / 3rd place – $250 / Honorable Mentions ELIGIBILITY This juried show is open to all US artists/residents (ages 18+) working in clay/ceramics. Works must be original, handcrafted, […]

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Meet our Artists-in-Residence

Apply for the Artist-in-Residence program We anticipate having new Artists-in-Residence here at the center around mid-October.   Please follow and like us:

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Fall 2016 Raffle!

Tickets $5 each or 3 for $10 Drawing on December 9, 2016 This fall, the North Carolina Pottery Center is raffling off a fantastic piece by a talented and skilled local artisan. All funds raised will be used to help support the center’s mission of promoting awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ongoing […]

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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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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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