North Carolina Pottery Center’s 15th Annual Gala and Auction Was A Fun Success


The North Carolina Pottery Center’s 15th Annual Gala & Auction – “Going, Going, Gone to Pots!” – held on Saturday evening, Sept. 20, 2014, at the Contemporary Art Museum in downtown Raleigh, NC, was a fun-filled evening and a great success! The event raised over $90,000, with net proceeds of $76,500. The amount raised this year is the most that the Pottery Center has ever raised with one of its annual gala and auctions.

Executive Director Lindsey Lambert notes, “Our annual auction and gala is an integral part of our annual funding, so to have an exceptionally successful event such as this, raising more than ever before, is especially satisfying and allows us a little more flexibility in finding ways to better achieve our goals. This couldn’t have happened without a great group of sponsors, hosts, attendees, auction steering and committee members, others who donated or contributed in other ways, and, most importantly, this event could not have happened without all of the great potters who donated their pots, time, and enthusiasm to the event! We are deeply appreciative of their support for the Pottery Center and will continually strive to find ways to better fulfill our mission.”


Funding raised by the event will be used to help support the center’s mission of promoting awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage and ongoing tradition of pottery and pottery making in North Carolina through exhibitions, educational programming, and special events.

Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, and the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation. This project was supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Thank you!

The mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center is to promote public awareness of and appreciation for the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina.

The Center is located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove, NC. Hours of operation are Tue. – Sat., 10am – 4pm. For more information, please call 336/873.8430, visit (, or find us on Facebook.


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