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Please take some time to visit the sites (listed alphabetically) of the various groups and organizations with which the North Carolina Pottery Center is currently collaborating or interacting and learn more about what they do.

CAM Raleigh

CAM Raleigh seeks to curate the most contemporary works of art and design possible—those still emerging, growing, and living. We hope to spark new thinking by creating ever-changing experiences that explore what’s now and nearing.

The Chipstone Foundation

The mission of The Chipstone Foundation is to promote and enhance appreciation and knowledge of American material culture (emphasizing the decorative arts) by scholars, students and the general public.

East Carolina University School of Art and Design – Ceramics Department

The North Carolina Pottery Center and ECU’s Ceramics Department are in an on-going collaboration in which several ECU ceramics students each year have the opportunity to intern either directly with the center or through the center with a local potter, thereby providing the student interns with invaluable practical, hands-on experience. Additionally, the Pottery Center hosts a Continuing Education Unit workshop sponsored and conducted by the ECU Ceramics Department.

Heart of North Carolina (Randolph County)

Find what’s in your heart by exploring an assortment of museums and attractions unequal to any other area of North Carolina! From Petty Enterprises Historic Site in Randleman, birthplace of 10 NASCAR championships to Asheboro’s North Carolina Zoo the world’s largest natural habitat zoo and American Classic Motorcycle Museum, including the largest private collection of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles in the country; Seagrove, the handmade pottery capital of the U.S.; Linbrook Heritage Estate in Trinity, home of Linbrook Hall, one of the largest privately owned homes in the Southeast; and Kersey Valley Spookywoods in Archdale, named one of 2014’s Top 10 Spookiest Haunted Attractions in the U.S. by USA Today.

Highwater Clays

Earthenware, Stoneware, Porcelain, Clay Products and Tools.

Historical Association of Catawba County

Each year the Historical Association of Catawba County and the North Carolina Pottery Center plan, host, and have informational booths at the Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival in Hickory, NC, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center the last Friday and Saturday in March. The Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival is a non-profit event benefiting the Catawba County Historical Association in Newton, and the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove. Since the first festival in 1997, more than $500,000 has been donated to the institutions.

NC Arts Council

The North Carolina Arts Council launched its work in 1967 as awareness for the importance of arts to all citizens was becoming a national movement. In the ensuing nearly 50 years the arts in North Carolina have come to be valued as one of our state’s most durable and productive assets. The Pottery Center receives annual funding from the NC Arts Council to support our general operations and our Traditional Arts Progam in Schools (TAPS).

Randolph Arts Guild

The mission of the Randolph Arts Guild is to develop, coordinate, and promote activities for the citizens of Randolph County to educate, foster appreciation, and provide for the self-expression of the arts.

Seagrove Potters – Discover Seagrove

Seagrove Potters is dedicated to promoting and marketing the historical, geographical pottery community that works and resides in a corner of the Randolph, Moore, and Montgomery counties of North Carolina.


The STARworks project advances the Central Park strategy of providing a focused means of growing and developing creative enterprises and individuals for placement in the downtowns of our small communities and to develop agricultural entrepreneurs to replace the farmers that are retiring. Job creation programming at STARworks is entrepreneurial in nature and designed to serve the creative, agricultural, and alternative energy sectors of our regional economy.

Visit NC

North Carolina’s official travel and tourism website. They have everything you need to plan your next trip, weekend getaway or family vacation. Here you’ll find trip-planning ideas, suggested itineraries, events, offers and stories about the sights, tastes and experiences unique to our state.


Funding for the North Carolina Pottery Center and its mission is made possible through the generosity of our membership, and donations from private individuals and organizations, as well as grant funding via the following organizations:

Cannon Foundation
John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation
Mary & Elliot Wood Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
NC Arts Council
Windgate Charitable Foundation

updated 4/1/2016