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Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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April 2016

Clay Talks! with Michael Hamlin & Julie Wiggins

April 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Join us for a presentation by Michael Hamlin and Julie Wiggins, members of the Thrown Together Potters collective, and participants in the center's current exhibition, “Flower Power: Pottery and Plants” Michael and Julie’s slide talks will address their work, process and inspiration. Michael Hamlin grew up a small suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Early on, Michael developed a desire to work with his hands. As an elementary student, he visited the library so often to check out pottery books, the librarians began…

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Saturday Classes for Kids: Clay Picture Frames

April 9, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$ 12 NCPC Members | $ 15 Nonmembers Perfect for a Mother’s or Father’s Day present! Kids will make and decorate a ceramic picture frame. Limited to 8 participants. All materials included. This class is better suited for kids 8 years old and up. Kids must be registered and paid for in advance. You can register your child by calling 336.873.8430 or emailing membership@ncpotterycenter.org! All classes are held in the North Carolina Pottery Center's Education Building.  

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For all ages – Earth Day Toad Houses Class

April 23, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$18 NCPC Members | $20 Non-members Celebrate Earth Day with us by creating a toad abode for your yard! It will be "toad-aly" awesome. Toads are great at controlling insects--invite one into your garden with a home that will keep it nice and cool during the summer. Each participant will turn a small turned jar into a toad house through carving and adding decorations. This class is limited to 10 participants. All materials included. Open to all ages (of people…

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May 2016

Clay Talks! with Matt Jones

May 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Please join us for a presentation by Matt Jones, a potter in Leceister, NC, and a participant in the center's current exhibition, "Flower Power: Pottery and Plants." Matt's slide talk will focus on his work, process, and inspiration. Matt was born in Minnesota but raised in Wilmington, NC, and Charleston, SC. After taking a pottery class in college, he opted to become an art major; after graduation, he served as an apprentice to Todd Piker in Cornwall, CT, and Mark…

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Saturday Classes for Kids: Animal Magnet Menagerie

May 7, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$ 8 NCPC Members | $ 10 Non-members Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! We'll choose from over 50 (!) animal shapes to create a colorful menagerie for your refrigerator, filing cabinet, or other metal surface. Each participant will cut, carve and decorate 5 animals each. Limited to 10 participants. All materials included. Kids of all ages are welcome in this program! Kids must be registered and paid for in advance. You can register your child by calling 336-873-8430…

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Orchid Workshop

May 21, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Grow your ‘Flower Power’ with this orchid extravaganza! Learn the basics of caring for and presenting orchids, as well as how color, symmetry, and form affect the desirability of different species. Participants will also learn about the correct containers for orchids and create a slab-built orchid pot! Meredith College professor of ceramics and orchid specialist Warner Hyde will share his extensive knowledge as the workshop presenter. Warner has served as a judge for the American Orchid Society and has over…

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June 2016

Clay Talks! from Korea

June 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Please join us for a slide presentation at the North Carolina Pottery Center on June 2 by three mid-career Korean potters:  Yeon Tae Park, Kyeong Hee Lee, and Jong Pil Kim. The presentation at the Pottery Center will focus on the current work of the Korean potters and their thoughts on traditional and contemporary pottery as well as their apprenticeships in Mungyeong.  The Mungyeong potters have learned traditional Korean ways of teaware making from Master Potter and Intangible Living Treasure…

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Beginner Bonsai Workshop

June 4, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Learn the bonsai basics! Enthusiastic 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 planters! About…

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Stoneware Garden Stakes Class

June 11, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Personalize your garden space with handcrafted stoneware stakes! Each participant will make and decorate 5 stakes; additional stakes may be made for $4 each. Limited to 10 participants. All materials included. $18 NCPC Members | $20 Non-members Participants must be registered and paid for in advance. You can register by calling 336.873.8430 or emailing membership@ncpotterycenter.org! Class will take place in the Education Building at the North Carolina Pottery Center 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, NC 27341  

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Summer Clay Camp for Kids: Session 1 (8 & 9 year-olds)

June 13, 2016 @ 10:30 am - June 17, 2016 @ 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 13-17, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM Registration Deadline: June 6th Students should bring their own lunches and snacks. Water will be provided. Classes taught by the Pottery Center’s Artist-in-Residence, Josh Floyd, and Educational Program Manager, Emily Lassiter. SPACE IS LIMITED—REGISTER EARLY! To register, call 336.873.8430, email membership@ncpotterycenter.org or stop by the North Carolina Pottery Center.

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Geometric Hanging Planter Class

June 25, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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  Create a funky hanging planter for your summer plants! Each participant will make and decorate a large triangular planter. After it’s decorated, we’ll glaze it in your color of choice. Limited to 8 participants. All materials included. $22 NCPC Members | $25 Non-members Participants must be registered and paid for in advance. You can register by calling 336.873.8430 or emailing membership@ncpotterycenter.org! Class will take place in the Education Building at the North Carolina Pottery Center 233 East Avenue, Seagrove,…

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Summer Clay Camp for Kids: Session 2 (10 & 11 year-olds)

June 27, 2016 @ 10:30 am - July 1, 2016 @ 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 27- July 1, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM Registration Deadline: June 20th Students should bring their own lunches and snacks. Water will be provided. Classes taught by the Pottery Center’s Artist-in-Residence, Josh Floyd, and Educational Program Manager, Emily Lassiter. SPACE IS LIMITED—REGISTER EARLY! To register, call 336.873.8430, email membership@ncpotterycenter.org or stop by the North Carolina Pottery Center.  

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July 2016

Opening Reception – Penland Clay: Shaping North Carolina Ceramics

July 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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This exhibition explores and showcases the Penland School of Crafts clay program's continuing influence on North Carolina ceramics. This story is told through the work of current and former Penland core students and resident artists who live and work in our state. Guest curated by Rob Pulleyn. Narratives by Gay Smith and Carey Hedlund. Featured Artists Stanley Mace Andersen, Paulus Berensohn, Cynthia Bringle, Geoffrey Calabrese, Cristina Córdova, Jon Ellenbogen, Susan Feagin, Maggie Finlayson, Terry Gess, Jane Hatcher, Michael Hunt, Shawn…

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Opening Reception – Josh Floyd, Artist-in-Residence Retrospective

July 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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This exhibition is the culmination of my work as the Artist-in-Residence at the North Carolina Pottery Center. While continuing to focus on wood firing and salt glazing my own work, I have had the unique opportunity to be immersed in Seagrove's rich and diverse culture of pottery making. If the influence of Seagrove past and present is not immediately evident in my current body of work, my time here will certainly continue to inform my pots for years to come.…

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August 2016

Summer Clay Camp for Kids: 12 & 13 year-olds

August 1, 2016 @ 10:30 am - August 5, 2016 @ 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) August 1-5, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM Registration Deadline: July 25th Students should bring their own lunches and snacks. Water will be provided. Classes taught by the Pottery Center’s Artist-in-Residence, Josh Floyd, and Educational Program Manager, Emily Lassiter. SPACE IS LIMITED—REGISTER EARLY! To register, call 336.873.8430, email membership@ncpotterycenter.org, or stop by the North Carolina Pottery Center.  

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Clay Talks! with Josh Floyd, Artist-in-Residence

August 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Join us on Thursday, August 4th at 6 pm for a slide talk by Josh Floyd, the center's artist-in-residence as his residency at the center comes to an end. Josh's slide talk will focus on his work, process, and inspiration, as well as his time as AiR at the center.   Josh's retrospective show for his residency at the center opened on Saturday, July 16th, at noon. Says Josh, "This exhibition is the culmination of my work as the Artist-in-Residence at…

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September 2016

Clay Talks! with Tom Suomalainen

September 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Join us on Thursday, September 1st, at 6 pm for a slide talk by Tom Suomalainen, a potter in Walnut Cove, NC, and a participant in NCPC's current exhibition, "Penland Clay: Shaping North Carolina Ceramics." Tom's slide talk will focus on his life, work, and inspiration. Says Tom, "My creativity was nurtured as I grew up in rural Minnesota taking care of the family’s cows, chickens, cats and dogs. My family’s garden was always an activity of great curiosity as…

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Opening Reception: Into the Atmosphere (ECU Ceramics Guild)

September 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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East Carolina University’s Ceramics Guild presents an exhibition that takes a closer look at the variety of techniques using fuel-burning kilns. At ECU Ceramics, students experiment with different fuel types and firing atmospheres to achieve unique surfaces and finish qualities on their creative work. This exhibition showcases current work by ECU students whose explorations span the ranges of reduction atmospheres using gas or wood as fuel coupled with the application of ceramic, wood-ash, and salt-vapor glazing in stoneware temperatures. Please…

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October 2016

Saturday Classes for Kids–Pumpkin Face Jugs

October 1, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$18 – $20

Cost: $18 NCPC Members | $20 Non-Members Come make a clay jack-o'-lantern to get in the fall spirit! Participants in this class will decorate a turned clay pumpkin by carving and glazing it. After the class, NCPC staff will fire your pumpkin, and you’ll get your piece back in time for it to be a Halloween jack-o’-lantern. Registration is limited to 8 participants. Registration costs include all materials & instruction. To participate in this class, your child must be registered in advance. You can…

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Clay Talks! with Ronan Kyle Peterson

October 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Join us on Friday, October 7th at 6 pm for a slide talk by Chapel Hill potter Ronan Kyle Peterson (Nine Toes Pottery) and a participant in NCPC's current exhibition, "Penland Clay: Shaping North Carolina Ceramics." Ronan Kyle Peterson grew up in Poplar, a small community deep in the mountains of western North Carolina. He attended the UNC-Chapel Hill and in 1996 received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Anthropology, with a minor in Folklore. His interest in Folklore led him to…

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November 2016

Saturday Classes for Kids–Thanksgiving Turkeys

November 5, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$10 – $12

  $10 NCPC Members | $12 Non-Members Gobble gobble! Participants will make pinch pots shaped like everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving bird! After the class, NCPC staff will fire your Tom or Tina Turkey in time for them to grace your Thanksgiving table! Limited to 8 participants. Registration costs include all materials & instruction. Kids must be registered in advance. You can register your child by calling 336.873.8430 or emailing membership@ncpotterycenter.org. All classes held in the Education Building at the North Carolina Pottery Center (233…

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Opening Reception: “Into the Surface: Senior Exhibition, Abby Barringer”

November 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Candidate for BFA in Art with Concentration in Ceramics School of Art and Design, East Carolina University Abby Barringer creates geometric designs that she carves and smooths into her wheel thrown pottery. These patterns are based on her love for equal, consistent, and repeating designs. The work produced by Abby with its meticulous and detailed geometric carving is not only intricate and decorative but also functional. Into the Surface focuses on the ways that different carving patterns influence reactions to…

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Opening Reception: “The Busbee Legacy: Jugtown & Beyond, 1917-2017”

November 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Jacques and Juliana in front of the sales cabin, ca. 1938 The NC Pottery Center is pleased to present The Busbee Legacy marking one hundred years of the Busbees’ influence on our state’s pottery. Jacques and Juliana Busbee introduced classical ceramics from around the world to local Seagrove potters and fundamentally changed how Seagrove pots were designed, made, and marketed. Their new ideas were essential to the survival of Seagrove pottery in the first half of the 20th century and…

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Opening Reception: “North Carolina’s Traditional Women Potters”

November 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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North Carolina’s Traditional Women Potters is the culmination of a study and lecture presented at the Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival, in Hickory, NC, in 2015. The twentieth century saw the emergence of women potters from the lineage of European settlers, and while Native American women had been making pottery here for thousands of years, their names and work were definitively recorded through writing and images only as the century progressed. This exhibition is an examination of North Carolina…

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December 2016

Saturday Classes for Kids–Wet Clay Holiday Ornaments

December 3, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 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 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 for Christmas. All materials included. This is a free-floating 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…

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Saturday Classes for Kids–Wet Clay Holiday Ornaments

December 10, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 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 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 for Christmas. All materials included. This is a free-floating 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…

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Saturday Classes for Kids–Holiday Ornaments

December 17, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 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 Participants will choose 3 stoneware ornaments from a range of pre-cut selections, then decorate them with paint. After they’re sealed, ornaments will be ready to take home and enjoy the very same day! All materials included. This is a free-floating 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…

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January 2017

Pottery Basics: Wheel Throwing Lessons

January 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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…

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Clay Talks! with Owen Laurion

January 5, 2017 @ 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 January 5th for a presentation by Owen Laurion, currently an Artist-in-Residence at NCPC. An interdisciplinary artist, Owen combines scholarly research with a studio practice exploring the (re)production of culture and personhood in contemporary society.  He holds a BA from the University of Rochester in Anthropology and Philosophy and a MFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has exhibited his work nationally and is the recipient of the Robert…

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Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

January 7, 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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Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

January 14, 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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Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

January 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

January 21, 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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Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

January 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

January 28, 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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February 2017

Clay Talks! with Pam Owens

February 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Free

Please join us for a slide presentation at the North Carolina Pottery Center on February 2nd by Pamela Lorette Owens of Jugtown Pottery. Pam will discuss one of the North Carolina Pottery Center’s current exhibitions, "North Carolina’s Traditional Women Potters," which she curated. "North Carolina's Traditional Women Potters" is on exhibit through Saturday, February 11th. The exhibition is the culmination of a study and lecture presented by Pam at the Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival, in Hickory, NC, in…

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Sgraffito + Slip Transfer CEU Workshop with Seo Eo

February 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 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 our mailing list for 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, February 4th. Seo Eo, Associate Professor,  ECU School of Art and Design, will focus on sgraffito…

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Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

February 11, 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…

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Valentine’s Day Couples Turning Lesson

February 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$40 – $60

Looking to celebrate Valentine's Day in an unexpected way? This year, do something more than the usual dinner date! An NCPC instructor will guide you  and your sweetheart 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: NCPC Members: $40/couple | Non-Members: $60/couple Minimum Class Size: 2 people Registration Deadline: Saturday, February…

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Opening Reception: A Collector’s Collection

February 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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North Carolina is home to many pottery aficionados who are remarkable people not just for their collections, but also for who they are as people and for the passion they share for preserving, collecting, and sharing knowledge about our state’s rich pottery tradition. Many of those collectors have given pieces to the North Carolina Pottery Center over the years, something which the center deeply appreciates. "A Collector's Collection" focuses on forty exemplary art pottery pieces from the Collection of Bunny…

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Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

February 25, 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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March 2017

Clay Talks! with Ray Owen

March 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Please join us for a slide presentation at the North Carolina Pottery Center on Sunday, March 5, 2:00-3:00 pm by Ray Owen. Ray's presentation, “The Busbees and the Jugtown Legacy,” is being held in conjunction with "The Busbee Legacy: Jugtown & Beyond, 1917-2017," an exhibition that is currently up through April 22, 2017! Ray's presentation in being done in conjunction with the NC Potters Conference. Ray will be describing the context for establishing the Jugtown pottery, the relationship between regional…

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Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

March 11, 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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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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April 2017

Clay Talks! with Kirsten Olson

April 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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  Clay Talks! with Kirsten Olson – April 6, 2017 Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center on April 6th for a presentation by Kirsten Olson, currently an Artist-in-Residence at NCPC. A graduate of Juniata College in Huntington, PA with a BA in Anthropology, Minor Fine Arts and an MFA Ceramics from University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Kirsten most recently served as Ceramics Adjunct Faculty and Ceramic Studio Technician at the Art Department of Juniata College. She has been an…

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Spring Fling* Pottery Auction

April 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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We're having a Spring Fling* Pottery Auction at the North Carolina Pottery Center to raise funds to help the center better fulfill its mission of promoting awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery in our state! This auction will focus mostly on older (pre-1980) pieces that a number of aficionados and supporters across the state are graciously donating to us because, like us, they are passionate about our state’s rich pottery tradition, as well as…

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May 2017

Great Pots Opening Reception & Clay Talks! Panel Discussion

May 6, 2017 @ 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, 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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June 2017

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

June 12, 2017 @ 10:30 am - June 16, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 10:30 am - June 30, 2017 @ 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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August 2017

What’s For Dinner? prepared by Elliotts on Linden

August 4, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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

Opening Reception – Atmospheric Shift by the ECU Ceramics Guild

October 7, 2017 @ 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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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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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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Opening Reception – Different Shapes: Sculptural Ceramics in North Carolina

April 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Matriarch by Holly Fischer The roots of North Carolina’s long and rich pottery tradition lie deep in the creation of utilitarian ware for everyday life, but today’s ceramics encompass much more, embracing a wide range of forms, styles, and technologies. Different Shapes is a celebration of the diversity of sculptural work that North Carolina’s potters are creating now. Featured Artists: Cynthia Aldrich, Nikki Blair, Will Dickert, Brian Evans, Holly Fischer, Carol Gentithes, Becky Gray, Billy Ray Hussey, Tinka Jordy, Jeff…

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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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May 2018

Clay Talks! with John Burrison

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 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 Saturday, May 12th, for a talk and book signing by Dr. John Burrison, Regents’ Professor at Georgia State University! Inspired by John’s latest book, Global Clay: Themes in World Ceramic Traditions (Indiana University Press, 2017), this talk entitled, “Face Jugs/People Pots: Southern Tradition, Global Human Impulse,” explores the tradition of jugs with human faces—now icons of Southern folk art—within the near-universal global distribution of humanoid vessels. How did these striking objects…

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Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

May 19 @ 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! For more information, or to register, email membership@ncpotterycenter.org or call (336)873-8430. Cost: $20 for NCPC members | $30 for…

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Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

May 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

  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! For more information, or to register, email membership@ncpotterycenter.org or call (336)873-8430. Cost: $20 for NCPC members | $30 for…

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June 2018

Clay Talks! with Julie Elkins

June 7 @ 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, June 7th for a slide presentation by sculptor and NCPC Artist-in-Residence Julie Elkins! Julie Elkins received a BFA in Craft and Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002. She first gained recognition for her porcelain sculptures exhibited at SOFA Chicago in 2003. From there, her work made its way into permanent collections of The Mint Museum of Craft and Design, The Fuller Craft Museum, and the Kamm Teapot…

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2018 Summer Clay Camps for Kids: Session 1 (8 & 9 Year-Olds)

June 11 @ 10:30 am - June 15 @ 1:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$90 – $110

  $90/student for NCPC members $110/student for non-members (includes instruction and materials) June 11-15, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM Registration Deadline: June 8 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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Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

June 23 @ 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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Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

June 30 @ 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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July 2018

Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

July 7 @ 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! For more information, or to register, email membership@ncpotterycenter.org or call (336)873-8430. Cost: $20 for NCPC members | $30 for…

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2018 Summer Clay Camps: Session 2 (10, 11 & 12-Year Olds)

July 9 @ 10:30 am - July 13 @ 1:30 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$90 – $110

  **Update: This camp session has been filled! If you would like to be added to our summer camp mailing list to be notified of future sessions, please email Emily Lassiter, Educational Program Manager, at membership@ncpotterycenter.org.** $90/student for NCPC members $110/student for non-members (includes instruction and materials) July 9-13, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM Registration Deadline: July 6 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,…

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Pottery Basics: Wheel-Throwing Lessons

July 21 @ 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 shipped…

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Summer Clay Camp: A Sculpture Spectacular!

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 27, 2018

North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$105 – $125

  July 23-27, 9 am-12 pm Registration Deadline: Friday, July 20 $105/student for NCPC members $125/student for non-members (includes instruction and materials) Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center for an in-depth exploration of sculpture! During this weeklong intermediate-to-advanced camp, students will learn sculpting techniques and use them to create a sculptural teapot or a narrative bust. Our lead teacher will be NCPC’s current Artist-in-Residence, Julie Elkins. Julie is a talented sculptor who delights in the surreal and specializes in…

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Summer Clay Camp: A Sculpture Spectacular!

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 27, 2018

North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$105 – $125

  July 23-27, 9 am-12 pm Registration Deadline: Friday, July 20 $105/student for NCPC members $125/student for non-members (includes instruction and materials) Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center for an in-depth exploration of sculpture! During this weeklong intermediate-to-advanced camp, students will learn sculpting techniques and use them to create a sculptural teapot or a narrative bust. Our lead teacher will be NCPC’s current Artist-in-Residence, Julie Elkins. Julie is a talented sculptor who delights in the surreal and specializes in…

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Summer Clay Camp: A Sculpture Spectacular!

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 27, 2018

North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$105 – $125

  July 23-27, 9 am-12 pm Registration Deadline: Friday, July 20 $105/student for NCPC members $125/student for non-members (includes instruction and materials) Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center for an in-depth exploration of sculpture! During this weeklong intermediate-to-advanced camp, students will learn sculpting techniques and use them to create a sculptural teapot or a narrative bust. Our lead teacher will be NCPC’s current Artist-in-Residence, Julie Elkins. Julie is a talented sculptor who delights in the surreal and specializes in…

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Summer Clay Camp: A Sculpture Spectacular!

July 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 27, 2018

North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$105 – $125

  July 23-27, 9 am-12 pm Registration Deadline: Friday, July 20 $105/student for NCPC members $125/student for non-members (includes instruction and materials) Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center for an in-depth exploration of sculpture! During this weeklong intermediate-to-advanced camp, students will learn sculpting techniques and use them to create a sculptural teapot or a narrative bust. Our lead teacher will be NCPC’s current Artist-in-Residence, Julie Elkins. Julie is a talented sculptor who delights in the surreal and specializes in…

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Summer Clay Camp: A Sculpture Spectacular!

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 27, 2018

North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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$105 – $125

  July 23-27, 9 am-12 pm Registration Deadline: Friday, July 20 $105/student for NCPC members $125/student for non-members (includes instruction and materials) Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center for an in-depth exploration of sculpture! During this weeklong intermediate-to-advanced camp, students will learn sculpting techniques and use them to create a sculptural teapot or a narrative bust. Our lead teacher will be NCPC’s current Artist-in-Residence, Julie Elkins. Julie is a talented sculptor who delights in the surreal and specializes in…

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Opening Reception – Worldwide Welcome: Global Perspectives in North Carolina Clay

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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Dragon vase detail, Jinsong & Carol Kim (Seagrove Art Pottery, Seagrove, NC) Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, July 28, 2018, from Noon—2:00 p.m. Our reception is free of charge and open to the public. With the title, Worldwide Welcome, borrowed from Emma Lazarus’ poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty, this show celebrates the diversity of work produced by a number of contemporary ceramic artists who have moved to North Carolina from different places…

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Opening Reception – Embracing Process

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341 United States
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As part of the North Carolina Pottery Center's ongoing collaboration with East Carolina University, we are pleased to present Embracing Process, a show by ECU's Ceramics Guild. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, July 28, 2018, from Noon—2:00 p.m. Our reception is free of charge and open to the public. At East Carolina University, ceramic students are continually engaged in the making process. Whether this leads to a wood-fired tea bowl, a figurative narrative sculpture, or an…

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August 2018

Clay Talks! with Anne Pärtna

August 2 @ 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, August 2nd for a slide presentation by Seagrove potter Anne Pärtna! Anne is a graduate of East Carolina University (2007) and holds an MFA degree with concentration in ceramics. She received her BFA degree from Estonian Academy of Art (2000), in her native Estonia, where her family still resides on a farm on the Gulf of Finland. She threw her first pot on the hub of an overturned tricycle…

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