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The following is a list of reference and educational publications the center has put out over the years in conjunction with select temporary exhibitions. If you are interested in purchasing one or more of these publications, please contact the center at info@ncpotterycenter.org or via phone, 336-873-8430. S&H may vary depending on what item(s) you purchase, but will not be less than $7.00.


North Carolina Pottery Center (Also referred to as our Gallery Guide.) $3.00

A 16-page illustrated booklet that provides a concise overview of North Carolina pottery, including topics such as The Folk Tradition, Form and Function, Artistry in Clay, 20th Century Transition, and Pottery Goes to School. Written by Charles Zug. Funded by the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Saddle stitch bound.


Object Lessons Ceramics from the Gregg Museum of Art & Design (2015). Reduced to $3.00

A 28-page full-color catalog with narrative by guest curator Charlotte Wainwright, Phd. Hon AIA and photographs by Jason Dowdle. Saddle stitch bound.


Quiet Inspirations: Japanese Influence on North Carolina Potters (2015). Reduced to $5.00

A 46-page full-color catalog with an introduction by guest curator Judith Duff, and quotes from the 23 artists represented in the catalog. Saddle stitch bound.


Many Faces: North Carolina’s Face Jug Tradition (2014). Reduced to $5.00

A 24-page catalog guest curated by L.A. Rhyne, a pottery collector who lives in western North Carolina, Many Faces explores a fascinating group of 19th and 20th-century face vessels made by many traditional and contemporary folk artists. Funding for the catalog was made possible by the North Carolina Folk Art Society. Saddle stitch bound.


A Handed Down Art: The Brown Family Potters (2014). $19.95

Limited edition of 500 copies. Signed and numbered by the author and guest curator, Stephen C. Compton. 150 pages. 250+ b&w and color images, including photos of exhibition pieces, along with dozens of historic images from family and institutional sources, plus a history of the Brown family potters’ work in nearly every Southern state. Softcover, perfect bound.


Neolia, Keeper of the Cole Tradition: A Retrospective (2014). Reduced to $3.00

A  small format 56-page catalog with an essay by guest curator Charles Zug and color images. Softcover, spiral bound.


Ring Jugs & Rundlets (2014). Reduced to $3.00

A small format 60-page catalog with color images guest curated by Dr. Brian Dedmond and Jason Harpe. In a tradition dominated by jugs, jars, and pitchers, curious forms such as ring jugs and rundlets are an interesting departure from commonplace forms. Softcover, spiral bound.


Big Red! Chrome Red and Other Red Glazes of the North Carolina Piedmont (2013). Reduced to $3.00

A 22-page catalog of historical and contemporary red glazes from across North Carolina’s rich Piedmont. Essay by Charlotte V. Wainwright, Ph.D. Hon AIA. Guest curated by Cindy Edwards, Tommy Edwards, and Fred Johnston. Funding for the catalog provided from Tommy and Cindy Edwards, Jugtown Pottery, Neil and Jan Lapp, Ben Owen, Peg Weibe, Steve Compton and Mac McAtee. Saddle stitch bound.


Ceramic Art of NC University and College Faculty (2012). Reduced to $3.00

A 28-page catalog of works by 22 professors from 16 North Carolina universities and colleges, with biographies of the artists and 60 color illustrations. Guest curated by Edmund Henneke. Funded by universities and colleges of participants, the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation, the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Saddle stitch bound.


The Collector’s Eye, Series II: Seven Perspectives (2012). Reduced to $3.00

A follow-up to a previous exhibition, this 20-page catalog contains 134 small color photographs of works selected by seven women plus brief biographies. Funded by Daisy Wade Bridges, the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Saddle stitch bound.


What’s Upstairs?: Seeing the NCPC’s Hidden Treasures (2012). Reduce to $3.00

A 24-page catalog of major holdings in the Center’s collection with numerous small color illustrations and a short essay by guest curator Stephen Compton. Funded by the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation, the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Saddle stitch bound.


“Remember Me as You Pass By”: North Carolina’s Ceramic Grave Markers (2011). Reduced to $3.00

A small format 40-page catalog with large color illustrations of 34 historic and contemporary grave markers plus an essay by guest curator Charles Zug. Funded by the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation, the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Saddle stitch bound.


The Collector’s Eye, Series I: Seven Perspectives (2010). Reduced to $3.00

A 20-page catalog featuring 133 small color photographs of works selected by seven prominent North Carolina pottery collectors plus brief biographies. Funded by the Randolph Arts Guild. Saddle stitch bound.


The Living Tradition: North Carolina Potters Speak (2009). $19.95

This 192-page book contains extended interviews with 20 contemporary potters from across the state, accompanied by superb color photographs of their art and working methods. Ed. By Denny Hubbard Mecham. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Perfect bound, hardcover.


A Different Turn: Exploring the Creative Expression of North Carolina Potters Working in Media Other Than Clay (1998). $3.00

The first (and largest) catalog ever produced by the Center, this explores how 35 potters also work in other media, such as textiles, paintings, drawings, furniture, photography, and even restoring old cars. Includes artists’ biographies, numerous large color illustrations, and essays by Leonidas Betts and Flynne Meares. Guest curated by Ray Owen. Funding from an anonymous friend of the North Carolina Pottery Center. Saddle stitch bound.


Out of Print


Wild Fire: Alamance County Stoneware (2011). o/p

A 28-page catalog with numerous color illustrations, a Loy Family genealogy, and short essays by guest curators Mark Hewitt and Linda Carnes-McNaughton. Funded by lenders to the exhibit, the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.


The Family Business: 175 Years of Pottery by the Owen/Owens Family (2009). o/p

A 36-page catalog with extensive color illustrations, potters’ biographies, a genealogy, and essays by the noted scholar, Charlotte Vestal Brown. Funded by the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Catawba Clay: Pottery from the Catawba Nation (2000). o/p

A 16-page illustrated catalog of Catawba Indian pottery with an essay by the leading scholar on the subject, Thomas Blumer. Guest curated by Charles Zug.