The members of the Guild support and encourage all who appreciate North Carolina pottery - its rich heritage and traditions as well as the vibrant contemporary industry - through research, documentation, education and promotion.
Anyone interested in learning more about North Carolina pottery is welcome at the meetings. Meetings are held on the first Friday of each month, except in July and August. Beginning at 7:00PM there is a social time that includes pottery identification by experts. Followed by a speaker at 7:30PM.
Location of Meetings: North Carolina State University Craft Center, by the Thompson Theater, just off Pullen Drive on the NCSU Campus, Raleigh, NC
7 February: Sunset Mountain Pottery. Tommy and Cindy Edwards speakers. Rare and highly collectible, Sunset Mountain was one of J. B. Cole’s numerous marketing activities in the 1920s as
a supplier to a shop/catalog business in Asheville.
7 March: Neolia Cole Womack and A. R. Cole Pottery:Terry Zug speaker. The NC Pottery Center will have a display of A. R. Cole family pottery later this year. If you have any AR Cole pieces that might be a candidate for the display please bring for Show and Tell.
4 April: John Mare era at Jugtown: Vernon and Bobby Owens speakers.
2 May: Smithfield Art Pottery:Art Andrews speaker.
6 June: D. Johnston Pottery:Kate Johnston speaker. Kate was chosen to make the 2014 NC Pottery Collectors Guild annual commissioned piece. Kate will deliver them at this meeting.
No Meetings in July and August.
5 September: Demonstration of mold formed pottery. Hal and Eleanor Pugh of New Salem Pottery speakers. Demonstration of making mold formed pottery such as smoking pipes and bottles in the Moravian/Quaker tradition.
3 October: Phil Wingard.
7 November: Change of Location for This Meeting Roger Manley, speaker.NCSU Gallery of Art and Design Collection of North Carolina Pottery.
5 December: Jim Brown, speaker. Davis and Ella Brown. Davis Brown is one of the brothers that started Brown Pottery in Arden, NC in 1925.