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North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Offers Free Admission for American Craft Week – Oct. 5 – 14, 2012

October 4, 2012

The North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, “for people who love the potter’s craft” is supporting American Craft Week, Oct. 5 – 14, 2012. In honor and recognition of this important statewide craft the Center will have free admission during this time frame.

It is the mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center to promote public awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery-making in North Carolina through educational programs, public services, collection and preservation.

The North Carolina Pottery Center is your first stop in exploring our state’s deep heritage in pottery. Located in Seagrove, one of the state’s key pottery centers, the North Carolina Pottery Center offers a variety of exhibits and activities that will delight the novice and enthusiast alike. Permanent exhibits trace the history of NC Pottery from the Native Americans to the present. Changing exhibits focus on topics of both historic and contemporary work by the state’s potters. Displays and information will help you find your way to the potteries of Seagrove and around the state.

The current exhibit on display during American Craft Week is “The Collector’s Eye II: Seven Perspectives”, which features approximately 140 pots from seven female collectors and contains examples of the very best of their collections. On Saturdays, a local potter gives day-long demonstrations in the Center’s Education Building.

The NCPC is a private nonprofit entity, funded primarily through memberships, grants, admissions, and appropriations.

The Center is open, Tue. – Sat., 10am-4pm. Admission (excluding free special events): $2 – adults, $1 – students 9th through 12th grades, Free – children through 8th grade, free – NCPC members. Handicap accessible. Groups and tours welcomed.

For further information and details call 336/873-8430 or visit (www.NCPotteryCenter.org).

 

 

 

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North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Has Remarkable Success with Fundraiser

September 11, 2012

The North Carolina Pottery Center’s recent auction raised over $50,000, almost double last year’s total. One long term supporter of NCPC wrote, “The Pottery Center provided everyone a fun, festive evening and an opportunity to support a state treasure. It was indeed ‘the place’ to be.

Held at Leland Little’s Auction and Estate Sales in Hillsborough, NC, the evening began with patrons selecting a handmade plate donated by a talented North Carolina potter. Next up was a delicious gourmet supper of food prepared by five of the Triangle’s most celebrated chefs, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.

The satisfied diners were then invited to bid on pots donated by many of the state’s best-known potters, and spirited rivalries erupted from all sides of the hall, as Leland Little enthusiastically raised the bidding ever-higher on each successive item.

Combined with the Pottery Center’s recent Z. Smith Reynolds grant to help fund an Executive Director’s position, the results from the auction clearly indicate wide appreciation for all that NCPC does to promote awareness of North Carolina’s world-class pottery heritage through exhibitions, education, outreach, and visitor service. Located in Seagrove, NC, just south of Asheboro, NC, it’s a great tourist destination, and serves as the perfect start to a visit of area potteries.

If you’ve never been to the Pottery Center, or haven’t been for a while, perhaps you are sufficiently intrigued to make a trip to Seagrove to visit this sweet museum that is the backbone of this fascinating community of potters.

Thank you to our Auction Sponsors: First Bank, Leland Little Auction and Estate Sales, Shelton Vineyards, Katie B. Morris, Progress Energy, Carolina Arts, Gardner Heating and Air, Kimberly Woodard, Community One, Hans Klaussner Foundation and The Courier Tribune.

The mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center is to promote public awareness of and appreciation for the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina. The Center is located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove, NC. Hours of operation are Tue. – Sat., 10am – 4pm.

For more information, please call 336/873-8430 or go to (www.ncpotterycenter.org).