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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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Opening Reception – The Last Drop: Intoxicating Pottery, Past and Present

December 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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'The Last Drop," Sketched by Thomas Rowlandson, Published by John Harwood, Jan 1st, 1829, London. (cropped) ©Trustees of the British Museum Please visit our special website for THE LAST DROP: INTOXICATING POTTERY, PAST AND PRESENT Project at www.thelastdropproject.org for complete information, to learn about the participating potters, see their pieces and the historical pieces from which they chose to draw inspiration, and keep up with events. IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CHIPSTONE FOUNDATION & CERAMICS IN AMERICA Exhibition Dates: December 9,…

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January 2018

Clay Talks! with Christina Bendo and Andrew Dutcher

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Free

**Update: Due to inclement weather, this event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 10th.** Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center on Thursday, January 4th, 2018, for a presentation by current NCPC Artists-in-Residence Christina Bendo and Andrew Dutcher. Christina Bendo grew up helping her parents grow food in the rich red clay soil of Virginia. According to Christina, “Functional pottery is the perfect form through which to express the connection between earth, food, and dining.” Christina has participated in…

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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

Clay Talks! with Kim Ellington

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center on Thursday, February 1st, for a slide presentation by Catawba Valley potter Kim Ellington! A Hickory native, Kim attended Haywood Community College’s pottery program before opening his first shop in Hickory in 1982.  After the 1987 construction of a traditional groundhog kiln at Hart Square village, a local living history site, Kim moved his shop to Vale, the home of the Catawba Valley pottery tradition.  Through his friendship with and guidance from…

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Chocolate + Wine for Your Valentine

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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NCPC Members: $18 | Non-Members: $20 Calling all oenophiles and chocoholics – Love is in the air at the North Carolina Pottery Center! Join us on Saturday, February 10th for an afternoon of delicious wine and chocolate pairings in celebration of our newest exhibition, the groundbreaking The Last Drop: Intoxicating Pottery Past and Present! During this event, attendees can tour the exhibition while enjoying four specially-selected pairings of wine and chocolate. This event makes for a great opportunity to take…

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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

Open House & Clay Talks! with Michelle Erickson

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Free

  In conjunction with the end of the North Carolina Potters Conference in Asheboro, NC, we hope you’ll join us for an Open House and slide presentation, entitled "Michelle Erickson: Distilled", by Virginia-based artist Michelle Erickson at the North Carolina Pottery Center from 1:00-4:00 pm on Sunday, March 4th! Michelle is internationally recognized for her mastery of colonial-era ceramic techniques and using those techniques to create pieces that explore 21st-century social, political, and environmental themes. Her pieces are in the…

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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

Clay Talks! Historic Pub Games

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Free

'The Last Drop," Sketched by Thomas Rowlandson, Published by John Harwood, Jan 1st, 1829, London. ©Trustees of the British Museum   Historic Pub Games! To celebrate the North Carolina Pottery Center’s groundbreaking exhibition, The Last Drop: Intoxicating Pottery, Past and Present, on display through Saturday, April 7th, join us on Thursday, April 5th for an evening of historic pub games!   In 17th and 18th-century England, the pub was a hub of communal activity and fellowship—a place where people could…

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