North Carolina Pottery
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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

 Further Directions:

No Meetings in July and August.

2015 Meeting Schedule

9 January: Terry Zug speaker. Neolia Cole Womack.

6 February: Mary Hauser speaker.
  Mary Hauser of NCSU’s Gregg Museum. The Gregg’s registrar and collections guru, Mary, will return to give us a more detailed view of her method of cataloging a collection. 

6 March: Dolores Hall, Office of State Archaeology (NC),  Deputy State Archaeologist - Land.
Archeological finds relating to North Carolina pottery.
This meeting will take place at a different location than the normal meeting site.

The March meeting will be at the Office of State Archaeology Research Center 
at 215 W. Lane Street, Raleigh, NC. The lab is a two story brick building with
a green awning over the door. It is directly across Lane Street from the Days Inn.

Link to Map Quest map of location:

PARKING: There is some street parking in front of the Days Inn. All the government
parking lots are free and open to the public after 5:00 pm. There are a few parking
spots at the Vital Records office on Lane Street before you get to the lab, but the
largest parking lot would be in the 100 block of West Lane Street behind the
Administration Building (which fronts on Jones Street).

Note: this meeting is on the second Friday of April.
10 April: Vernon, Pam and Bobby Owens speakers.
  The Nancy Sweezy era at Jugtown Potter.

1 May:  Doris King Stevens, speaker.
Doris is the daughter of Bascom and Vellie Cole King, granddaughter of J. B. Cole.

5 June: Stacy Lambert, speaker.
Potter of the 2015 NC Pottery Collectors Guild annual commissioned piece.  The pottery will be available for purchase at this meeting.

11 September:  Deitrich Schroeer.
The trials, tribulations and adventures of a Pottery Husband.


6 November: Studio Touya

4 December: Pot Luck snacks and Members favorite pots.

YEAR 2016

8 January:  Paula Lester, Outen Pottery

5 February:  Ben Owen III.
Talks about his grandfather Ben Owen Sr.

4 March: Daniel Johnston.  Installations, videos proving that there's more than one way.

1 April: Pam Owen. Women potters of North Carolina.

6 May:  David Stuemple

3 June:  Crystal King

Sunset Mountain Pottery 

Neolia Cole Womack

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