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November 5th 2016
WNC Pottery Festival
Front street Dillsboro NC 28725
(828) 631-5100 or (828) 586-3601
The festival will go on rain or shine.
Join us for our 11th annual festival!
This juried event showcases more than 40 master potters, with many demonstrations in a variety of techniques.
Come see why it's become a top arts event in the mountains, attended annually by several thousand aficionados of pottery.
November 19 & 20, 2016
Piedmont Craftsmen Craft Fair
Quality craftsmanship and excellent design have always been the hallmarks of Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair. Held annually since 1963 by Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc., the fair showcases the handwork of more than 100 fine artisans from across the southeast in a setting that allows shoppers to meet the crafts people, talk to them about their work, and view demonstrations of craft techniques.
March 25, 2017
Catawba Valley Pottery Festival - Hickory, NC
One of the great strengths of North Carolina pottery lies in its continuity. In contrast to most other states, North Carolina’s potters did not cease work when the old utilitarian forms were superseded by the Industrial Revolution. Instead, they stayed at their wheels and gradually transformed the old craft; they embarked on a century long era of innovation and growth, securing the craft's important position in the historic and artistic culture of contemporary life. Today, North Carolina potters are flourishing; sustained through their sense of tradition and their awareness of earlier forms, glazes, or technologies.
Potters have the opportunity to share their works through the Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival (CVP&AF) with more than 115 participating potters and vendors. It is a non-profit event benefiting the Catawba County Historical Association in Newton, and the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove.
April 8, 2017
Potters of Madison County Potter's Market- Marshall, NC
My personal favorite show of the year!!!
In the last decade, the quiet mountain towns and townships of Madison County, North Carolina have attracted an ever growing community of artists and craftspeople. Madison County’s rich rural and agricultural history and its inhabitants’ collective respect for tradition and craft make a natural setting for the production of handmade functional and sculptural ceramics. The Potters of Madison County was created in order to unite, acknowledge and support the skilled and diverse group of men and women currently creating work in Madison County, North Carolina.