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.

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: Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke,  Bulldog Pottery.
Glazes and history of Bulldog Pottery. 

YEAR 2016

8 January: Meeting Canceled

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

September 9, 2016  Paula Lester, Outen Pottery

7 October: Charlotte Wainwright. NCSU's Gregg Gallery Collection of NC Pottery

4 November:  Steve Blankenhofer,  The state of clay, North Carolina

2 December:  Jugtown, 100 years, meet at the NC Museum of History, for the opening of the special exhibit.

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3 February:  Joe Owen and his twin brother.  Discussing their father Joe Owen and a book that has recently been published about him.

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7 April:  Steve Compton talking about Jugtown/100 years.  Hopefully with  published book on Jugtown in hand.

Sunset Mountain Pottery 

Neolia Cole Womack

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