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May 2017

Great Pots Opening Reception & Clay Talks! Panel Discussion

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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While the North Carolina and South Carolina traditions are linked by history, culture, and material, significant stylistic differences exist between the two, as individual potters used their consummate skills to give singular voice to their time and place. The last thirty years has seen extraordinary levels of interest in this regional ceramic heritage, and Great Pots brings together several voices to examine the aesthetics, folklore, archeology, and collection of this mighty, shared tradition. A catalog/book will be available for purchase with this…

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Bonsai Workshop

May 13 @ 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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June 2017

2017 Summer Clay Camps: Session 1 (8 & 9-Year Olds)

June 12 @ 10:30 am - June 16 @ 1:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$90/student for NCPC members $110/student for non-members (includes instruction and materials) June 12-16, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM Registration Deadline: June 5 Students should bring their own lunches and snacks. Water will be provided. Space is limited to 10 participants, so register early! To register, call 336.873.8430, email membership@ncpotterycenter.org, or stop by NCPC at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove.

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See Seagrove and take a trip to a Star!

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Join us for a day of Great Pots and meet world-renowned ceramic artist, Magdalene Odundo, OBE The North Carolina Pottery Center and STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise cordially invite you to visit us on Saturday, June 17th, to spend the afternoon in the heart of clay country admiring fabulous pots - old and new, and local, national, and international. Schedule  Noon-2:00 pm: Visit STARworks in Star, NC, to see Confluence, Wild Clay, and the School House Gallery too! (Squeezed in…

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2017 Summer Clay Camps: Session 2 (10, 11 & 12-Year Olds)

June 26 @ 10:30 am - June 30 @ 1:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$90/student for NCPC members $110/student for non-members (includes instruction and materials) June 26-30, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM Registration Deadline: June 19 Students should bring their own lunches and snacks. Water will be provided. Space is limited to 10 participants, so register early! To register, call 336.873.8430, email membership@ncpotterycenter.org, or stop by NCPC at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove.

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July 2017

Seminar: How to Start a Pottery Business

July 27 @ 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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August 2017

What’s For Dinner? prepared by Elliotts on Linden

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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We’re hosting three intimate dinners at the North Carolina Pottery Center in conjunction with our What's for Dinner? exhibition featuring the dinnerware that’s on display. The first of these dinners is Friday evening, August 4th, the day before the exhibition officially opens, which combined with a delightful four-course dinner and wine from Elliotts on Linden of Pinehurst, NC, makes this dinner extra special! Executive Director Lindsey Lambert will be your host for the evening. Tickets are $160 each. Only 20…

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Opening Reception: What’s For Dinner?

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Exhibition dates: 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 Gallery, HAAND, Heather Mae Erickson, Jugtown Pottery, Mangum Pottery, Melissa Weiss, New Salem Pottery, Nick Moen Studios,…

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October 2017

Steve Compton Book Talk & Signing at Randolph Co. Public Library

October 5 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Randolph County Public Library, 201 Worth Street
Asheboro, 27203 United States
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Sponsored by The Friends of the Randolph County Public Library, the presentation is free and open to the public. The North Carolina Pottery Center will have copies of all six of Steve's books available for purchase at this presentation. Since his first visit to the site in 1974 as a newspaper photographer, Steve Compton has been a big fan of Jugtown Pottery. Written more than four decades later, his book, Jugtown Pottery 1917-2017: A Century of Art and Craft in…

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Opening Reception – Atmospheric Shift by the ECU Ceramics Guild

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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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 the ECU Ceramics Guild. Atmospheric Shift – When clay is fired it goes through several molecular changes, and the internal structure shifts to a permanent…

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