Grants provide essential support for the mission of the Center to promote an awareness of North Carolina's rich pottery making traditions, past and present. In terms of public grant support, the center receives the following:
The TAPS funding mentioned above annually supports two sessions of 5th grade afterschool pottery workshops, one session in the fall and one in the spring.
Sid Luck of Lucks Ware Pottery was chosen to coordinate the 2014-2015 TAPS program at the North Carolina Pottery Center. Sid is serving as coordinator for the 9th consecutive year. Chad Brown, Susan Greene, Emily Lassiter, and Josh Floyd are the teaching assistants for 2014-15. A total of around 20 fifth graders from Seagrove Elementary School are accepted into the program annually. The are two sessions of up to 10 students each, one session in the fall and one in the spring. Classes meet after school once weekly for ten weeks. Students learn the basics of traditional wheel turning, hand building, and glazing along with the history of the area.