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October 2018

North Carolina Pottery Center 20th Anniversary Gala

October 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, 27517 United States
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Can you believe it? What: The North Carolina Pottery Center's 20th Anniversary Gala. When: Saturday, October 27, 2018. Location: The North Carolina Botanical Garden at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Join us as we celebrate the Pottery Center’s 20th Anniversary! Feast on fine foods and festive drinks. Enjoy sweet music as you take in the best of North Carolina’s pottery and ceramics at our silent and live auctions. This event benefits the North Carolina Pottery Center, a…

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November 2018

NCPC Booth at the Celebration of Seagrove Potters, Nov 16-18

November 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - November 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Historic Luck’s Cannery, 798 NC Highway 705
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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NCPC Booth at Celebration of Seagrove Potters Historic Luck's Cannery, 798 NC Pottery Hwy 705. Seagrove Nov 16, 6-9 pm | Nov 17, 9-5 pm | Nov 18, 10-4 pm The North Carolina Pottery Center will have a booth again at this year's Celebration of Seagrove Potters. We will be selling our new North Carolina Pottery Center caps as well as books and other items. Also this fall, the North Carolina Pottery Center is raffling off 2 great pieces of pottery.…

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December 2018

Opening Reception: Cast, But Not Least

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Please join us for the opening reception of Cast, But Not Least from 6:00--7:30 PM on Friday, December 7th. The reception is free and open to the public. Less heralded in the popular imagination than wheel-throwing, slipcasting — the technique of pouring liquid clay, or slip, into molds — has increased in popularity in the last 40 years with studio potters as a method of producing both simple and complex forms. Cast, But Not Least explores the landscape of North Carolina…

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Opening Reception: Historic Slip! Decoration in North Carolina

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Close up of a historic Jabob Weaver slip decorated plate. Please join us for the opening reception of Historic Slip! Decoration in NC from 6:00-7:30 PM on Friday, December 7th. The reception is free and open to the public. The use of slip is an integral tradition in the evolution of ceramics in North Carolina. Slip was used as decoration in various forms from the application of engobes to change the surface color of the clay palette to trailed, dotted,…

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Holiday Ornaments Class

December 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$8 – $10

$8 NCPC Members | $10 Non-Members Registration Deadline: 4 pm on Thursday, December 6th Get in the holiday spirit by making festive ceramic ornaments at the North Carolina Pottery Center on Saturday, December 8th! We invite kids (and kids at heart!) to attend this class. Participants will cut out 3 ornaments from wet clay, then glaze them. After the class, Pottery Center staff will fire the ornaments, which will be ready for pick-up in time to decorate your tree! Payment…

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January 2019

Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$20 – $30

**UPDATE: This class is now full! Other dates remain, including Feb. 9th, 14th, and 23rd!** 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 one pot to have glazed and fired in a color of your choice! (The glazing & firing process…

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February 2019

Hands-On Ceramics CEU Workshop

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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, February 2nd, from 10 am-4 pm. Seo Eo, Associate Professor, ECU School of Art and Design, will focus on creating plaster molds for use the ceramic slipcasting process, which could translate into teachers’ art curriculum. This workshop will provide 0.5 CEU credit. This workshop is free to in-service North Carolina teachers,…

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Clay Talks! with Julie Rose Hinson and Jared Zehmer

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Free

  Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center on Thursday, February 7th for a slide presentation by the current NCPC Artists-in-Residence, Julie Rose Hinson and Jared Zehmer! Julie Rose received a B.A in Anthropology, Media Society and the Arts from SUNY Purchase College, NY and completed a course at the City Lore Documentary Institute; Bronx, New York. She has been a journeyman potter with Sid Luck of Seagrove for the past two years and has long ties with the…

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Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

February 9 @ 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 one pot to have glazed and fired in a color of your choice! (The glazing & firing process takes 2-3 weeks; you would need to pick up the piece or have it…

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Valentine’s Day Couples’ Wheel-Throwing Lesson

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$40 – $60

    Cue up Unchained Melody, lovebirds--Valentine's Day is coming! And what better way to spend it than going full Swayze and learning to create wheel-thrown pottery with your sweetheart? An NCPC instructor will guide you and your better half through the process of centering clay and turning pots on the wheel. At the end of the class session, you can both choose one piece to have glazed and fired in a color of your choice! (The glazing & firing…

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