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Category Archives: Past Exhibitions

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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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Into the Surface: Senior Exhibition, Abby Barringer

Into the Surface: Senior Exhibition, Abby Barringer Candidate for BFA in Art with Concentration in Ceramics School of Art and Design, East Carolina University Abby Barringer creates geometric designs that she carves and smooths into her wheel thrown pottery. These patterns are based on her love for equal, consistent, and repeating designs. The work produced […]

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Into the Atmosphere – ECU Ceramics Guild (September 17 – October 29, 2016)

East Carolina University’s Ceramics Guild presents an exhibition that takes a closer look at the variety of techniques using fuel-burning kilns. At ECU Ceramics, students experiment with different fuel types and firing atmospheres to achieve unique surfaces and finish qualities on their creative work. This exhibition showcases current work by ECU students whose explorations span […]

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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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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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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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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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