Shows/Sales

Unless otherwise stated, all conference-related shows/sales will be held at the conference site - the Historic Luck’s Cannery. (See MAP on the Travel & Lodging page.)

 
 
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Artists & Speakers Show/Sale

Demonstrating Artists and Speakers who are also artists are invited to participate in this show. Come check out the wonderful pieces by our 2020 artists. All pieces in the show will be available for purchase. A percentage of each sale goes towards making the conference a success!

 
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Conference Attendee Pottery Show/Sale

Attendees who purchase Full Conference Registration are eligible to place up to 5 pieces into this show. Come check out a kaleidoscopic variety of great pieces by our 2020 conference attendees. All pieces in the show will be available for purchase. A percentage of each sale goes towards making the conference a success!

 
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ECU Pop-Up Show/Sale

As part of the North Carolina Pottery Center’s ongoing collaboration with East Carolina University’s Ceramics Program, we have invited their current Ceramics Guild members to exhibit at the conference.

Come check out some of the cool and interesting work being produced by ECU’s ceramics students. All pieces in the show will be available for purchase. A percentage of each sale goes towards making the conference a success!

(Pictured: Whiskey Set by Rachel Clark, ECU Ceramics Guild, 2017, from a prior exhibit.)


The exhibition listed below will be on display at the conference’s host and organizer, the nonprofit North Carolina Pottery Center, located just 0.7 miles from the conference location at the Historic Luck’s Cannery. (See MAP on Travel & Lodging page.)

 

Click image to enlarge. Representative Randolph County examples. Separated by time, about 140 years, but not by distance as all three were made within about a seven-mile radius using local clays.

Jug stamped J.F. Brower (ca 1880), Bottle by Michael Mahan (2018), Vase by Chad Brown (ca 2016)

NC Wood-fired: Then & Now

Wood-firing is arguably the most revered and evocative of all pottery traditions. This show pays homage to North Carolina's rich centuries-old tradition of wood-fired pottery. The exhibition showcases some quintessential historic pieces from different regions within the state and places them in proximity to wonderful examples of contemporary pieces being made today in those same regions. This juxtaposition allows the viewer to visually explore their similarities, their differences, and sometimes the similarities in their differences.

There will be a guided Tour of the NC Pottery Center’s exhibits Thursday, March 5th, at 5:00 PM by noted author and historian Steve Compton. (See Schedule)