• Prized Pieces: The Makers Collection

    Coming Soon!
    May 30 - October 5, 2015

    Prized Pieces: The Makers Collection illustrates that makers tend to be collectors as well. Featured are two pieces from each of the artists in this exhibition: one piece made by the artist that they are keeping for themselves, and one prized piece made by anyone else that the artist has chosen to keep because it has significance to them. Together with those two pieces, you will find a short explanation from the artist on why they have chosen to keep those two special pieces.

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  • 250 Mugs On The Wall...

    Coming Soon!
    May 30 - July 25, 2015, or until they are gone!

    250 Mugs is a collaborative exhibition/fundraiser between the North Carolina Pottery Center (NCPC) & Seagrove Area Potters Association (SAPA).

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  • ECU Ceramics Guild

    Coming Soon!
    August 1 - October 5, 2015

    See and have the opportunity to purchase ceramic pieces created by members of ECU’s Ceramics Guild.

    NCPC & ECU, proud partners in ceramics education!

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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 on-going 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 Exhibit

Postcard Front Quiet Inspiration

Quiet Inspiration: Japanese Influence on North Carolina Potters
February 7 - May 12, 2015

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