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March 2017

Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

March 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$20 – $30

Want to cross something off your bucket list? Take a throwing lesson or two at the North Carolina Pottery Center! NCPC instructors will guide you through the process of centering clay and turning pots on the wheel. At the end of the class session, you can choose a pot to keep! For more information, or to register, email membership@ncpotterycenter.org or call (336)873-8430. Cost: $20 for NCPC members | $30 for non-members Minimum Class Size: 2 people (so bring a friend!)…

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May 2017

Bonsai Workshop

May 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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  Learn the bonsai basics! Enthusiastic local bonsai teacher Harold Johnson will give participants a thorough introduction to the beautiful world of bonsai in this workshop. Participants will learn how to create, style, and care for these living landscapes. Harold will have a variety of bonsai on hand to show which species make good bonsai and will demonstrate how to turn nursery stock into a starter tree. After learning about the aesthetics of bonsai pots, participants will create their own ceramic…

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July 2017

Seminar: How to Start a Pottery Business

July 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Randolph Community College–Room 103, CEIC Building, 413 Industrial Park Avenue
Asheboro, NC 27205
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Free

  Randolph Community College's Small Business Center and the North Carolina Pottery Center are teaming up to offer a unique seminar about how to break into and succeed in the North Carolina pottery industry. This seminar will give you firsthand information on how to build your business on a solid foundation while providing tailored information on how to get started within the ceramics field. Panel members will share their insights, tips and knowledge and will answer questions from the audience. Our…

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October 2017

Turning Fundamentals with Eck McCanless

October 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$85 – $95

    In this hands-on workshop, participants will build wheel-throwing skills with one of Seagrove’s best turners! Eck McCanless will teach participants production turning techniques, including collaring and creating large multisection pots. Participants will have time for hands-on practice, while Eck offers insight and instruction. This class is geared toward those with a year or more experience with turning, but all levels are welcome. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Cost includes all materials and instruction. Space is limited, so…

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November 2017

Pouring Vessels CEU Workshop

November 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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  **Update: This workshop has been filled! If you are an in-service NC teacher and would like to be added to the waitlist for this workshop, or would like to know about future CEU opportunities, please email membership@ncpotterycenter.org or call 336.873.8430.**   As part of a collaboration between East Carolina University and the North Carolina Pottery Center, we are happy to invite in-service North Carolina teachers to a free CEU workshop on Saturday, November 11th, from 10 am-4 pm. Seo Eo,…

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December 2017

Saturday Classes for Kids: Holiday Ornaments

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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 $8 NCPC Members | $10 Non-Members Participants will cut out 3 ornaments from wet clay, then glaze them. After being fired, the ornaments will be ready for pick-up in time to decorate your tree! This is a drop-in class—participants can stop by at any time during the class period. No need to register! (Note: If you’re planning to bring 10 or more children at one time, please let us know in advance so we can be ready for your group.)…

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January 2018

Object Photography Workshop with Stuart Wagner

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$25 – $35

  NCPC Members $25 | Non-Members $35 Registration Deadline: Saturday, January 20, 2018   Part of the creative process is the act of recording for posterity what we have created.  With the prevalence and affordability of digital cameras, combined with their instant results, there is no reason we all shouldn’t be able to make some sort of record of our art. This 2 hour session, taught by photographer Stuart Wagner, offers simple, affordable ways to photograph one's craft with reproducible,…

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February 2018

Slipstravaganza: Historic Demonstration and Hands-On Workshop

February 24 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$20 – $25

  Learn more about the fascinating history and art of slip-decorated pottery through this two-part Slipstravaganza at the North Carolina Pottery Center! Historic Slip-Decorating Demonstration with Mary Farrell  12:30 – 1:45 pm Mary Farrell of Westmoore Pottery is well known and respected for her fabulous slip-decorating skills, which she acquired over a 40+ year career in historical ceramics. In this free demonstration, she will recreate a jeweled and slip-trailed two-handled Staffordshire cup (ca. 1690) that is currently on display in…

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March 2018

Hands-On Flask-Making Class

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$35 – $40

Join us on Saturday, March 31st for a hands-on flask-making class with NCPC Artist-in-Residence Jared Ziegenbein! Jared will lead participants in creating a flask and cap from slabs of clay. After drying, the flask will be glazed in a color of your choice. Handbuilding is a fun and immediate way of learning to create pottery--no previous experience necessary! Cost for this workshop is $35 for NCPC members; $40 for non-members. Cost includes all instructions, materials, and firings. Space is limited,…

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April 2018

CEU Workshop: Sgraffito and Inlay for Surface

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Free

  As part of a collaboration between East Carolina University and the North Carolina Pottery Center, we are happy to invite in-service North Carolina teachers to a free CEU workshop on Saturday, April 14th, from 10 am-4 pm. Seo Eo, Associate Professor, ECU School of Art and Design, will focus on sgraffito and inlay techniques that could translate into teachers’ art curriculum. This workshop will provide 0.5 CEU credit. This workshop is free to in-service North Carolina teachers. 10 pounds of clay…

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