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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 quarterly on the first Sunday of the months of March, June, September (second Sunday), December


New Location of Meetings:     Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC

YEAR 2019

Sunday, March 3, 3:00PM.
Charles G. "Terry" Zug III - author of Turners and Burners: The Folk Potters of North Carolina
Pursuing Pots: Reflections on Writing About North Carolina Pottery
Dr. Zug will discuss issues concerning writing about North Carolina potter.  He will describe his friendship with potters Dorthy and Walter Auman, Bulon Craig, Enoch Reinhardt, Ben Owen, Joe Owen and more.

Sunday, June 2, 3:00PM.
Stephen C. "Steve" Compton - author of It's Just Dirt! The hsitoric Art Potteries of North Carolina's Seagrove Region
Transition and Innovation: Herman Cole's Hillside and Smithfield Art Potteries
Dr. Compton will tell the story of Herman Cole's Johnston County, North Carolina potteries where he employed some of the region's finest potters to produce vast quantities of beautifully colored artware.  For the first time, he will share the contents of a Hillside Pottery scrapbook that includes numerous pottery photographs, orginal pencil drawings, and advertisements.  Also, copies of Steve's new book, North Carolina's Moravian Potters: The Art and Mystery of Pottery Making in Wachovia, will be available.


Sunday, September 8, 3:00PM
Curry Wilkinson
Wood-fired in Alamance County
One of the state's newest wood-fired potteries located in Alamance County, North Carolina, and operated by potter Curry Wilkinson, will be discussed by the potter.  His training, processes, and products will be described.

In addition to Guild members' 2019 special pottery piece made by Wilkinson, other examples of his pottery will be available for purchase.


Sunday, December 1, 3:00PM
Geoffrey Hughes
Excavating Moravian Pottery Kilns on Salem's Lot 38
Archeologist Geoffrey Hughes will describe his excavation of Moravian pottery kilns found on Salem's Lot 38.  Long suspected to be the location of kilns first used by mater potter Rudolph Christ, Hughes's discoveries have confirmed that assumption while revealing much new information about the work of the town's highly-skilled Moravian potters. 


Visitors are welcome to attend Guild programs.

Remember to bring a recently acquired show-and-tell piece, or a mystery piece for identification.









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