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Category Archives: Past Exhibitions

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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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The Last Drop: Intoxicating Pottery, Past & Present (December 9, 2017 – April 7, 2018)

Please visit our special website for THE LAST DROP: INTOXICATING POTTERY, PAST AND PRESENT Project at www.thelastdropproject.org for complete information, to learn about the participating potters, see their pieces and the historical pieces from which they chose to draw inspiration, and keep up with events. IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CHIPSTONE FOUNDATION & CERAMICS IN AMERICA […]

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Atmospheric Shift by the ECU Ceramics Guild (October 7 – November 25, 2017)

Atmospheric Shift by the ECU Ceramics Guild Opening reception: Sat., October 7, noon-2:00 pm Exhibition Dates: October 7 – November 25, 2017 As part of the ongoing collaboration between the North Carolina Pottery Center and East Carolina University’s School of Art & Design and Ceramics Program, we are pleased to present Atmospheric Shift by members of […]

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What’s For Dinner? (August 5 – November 25, 2017)

Handmade dinnerware does more than feed a hungry body—it provides the user with visual nourishment and tactile delight. What’s for Dinner? celebrates the connection between ceramics and food through the work of twenty North Carolina makers, including: Cady Clay Works, Courtney Martin, David Voorhees, Dean & Martin Pottery, Doug Dotson, East Fork Pottery, Great White Oak […]

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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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A Collector’s Collection (February 18 – April 22, 2017)

North Carolina is home to many pottery aficionados who are remarkable people not just for their collections, but also for who they are as people and for the passion they share for preserving, collecting, and sharing knowledge about our state’s rich pottery tradition. Many of those collectors have given pieces to the North Carolina Pottery […]

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The Busbee Legacy: Jugtown & Beyond, 1917-2017 (November 12, 2016 – April 22, 2017)

The NC Pottery Center is pleased to present The Busbee Legacy marking one hundred years of the Busbees’ influence on our state’s pottery. Jacques and Juliana Busbee introduced classical ceramics from around the world to local Seagrove potters and fundamentally changed how Seagrove pots were designed, made, and marketed. Their new ideas were essential to […]

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

North 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 […]

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