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  • 19th Annual Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival

    The North Carolina Pottery Center will have a booth again this year at the Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival in Hickory, NC, on Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, 2016.

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  • Flower Power: Pottery and Plants

    Coming Soon!
    March 12 - July 2, 2016

    Within the context of this show, the term Flower Power is not a reference to the movement or ideology of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Here, Flower Power is a visual appreciation of the visceral and aesthetic power of pottery and plants. Individually, pottery, flowers, and plants have the power to affect our thoughts and feelings. When combined, that power is sometimes intensified, perhaps because of the symbiotic relationship between earth and nature. 

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Promoting public awareness & appreciation of an ongoing tradition in North Carolina.

The North Carolina Pottery Center showcases the remarkable history and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina. Located in Seagrove, one of the state's key historical and contemporary pottery producing regions, the Center is your first stop in exploring North Carolina's rich clay heritage. The state's pottery communities range from the mountains to the sea, and it is that wide-ranging diversity of styles, techniques, and history that the Center preserves and protects. Our permanent exhibit of more than eight hundred pieces of pottery, artifacts, and photographs traces North Carolina's pottery history from prehistoric Native Americans to the present. The display interprets the impact of social, technological, and economic change on the state's most unique cultural resource. Changing exhibitions of historical and contemporary work are also on display.

Current Events
Looking for information on Current Events such as monthly slideshow lectures, classes, workshops, summer clay camps, etc? Check out our publicly accessible Facebook page!

NCPC INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE / HOURS: Based on weather forecasts for the Randolph County area, the North Carolina Pottery Center will be closed tomorrow (Friday, 1/22) and quite possibly Saturday as well.

Current Exhibit

Prized Pieces: Makers Collection
Wild Clay

October 15, 2015 - March 6, 2016

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