North Carolina Pottery Center Holds 16th Annual Gala and Auction – “Going, Going, Gone to Pots!” in Raleigh, NC – Sept. 26, 2015


The North Carolina Pottery Center’s 16th Annual Gala & Auction – “Going, Going, Gone to Pots!” is coming up soon on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, from 6-9pm at CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC’s Contemporary Art Museum (409 W. Martin St.). Proceeds from the annual gala and auction go towards fulfilling the center’s mission of promoting awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery and potters in our great state through educational programs, an artist-in-residence program, and exhibitions.

An amazing evening is in store. A veritable array of delectable heavy hors d’oeuvres will be prepared by the award winning caterer PoshNosh, whose motto is “Catering for Foodies.”  Fine wine is being supplied by Haw River Wine Man, Inc., and we will be serenaded by a trio of Seagrove potters who just so happen to also be excellent musicians.

Work by Doc Welty

Work by Ezekiel “Zeke” McCanless

Work by Jeannie Lorette Keatts

There will be a special pre-event reception starting at 5:15pm for Sponsors, Hosts, ECU alumni/affiliated, and special guests featuring Ben Owen III and other potters who graduated from ECU.

Most importantly, our great potters and ceramic artists from across North Carolina have donated fabulous creations in support of the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, and our mission. We’ll have a fantastic array auction items (plenty of pottery and ceramics, but some other treats too!), and 20 exquisite live auction items. The quality of the donated work is breathtaking.

Work by Julie Jones

Work by Kate Johnston

Electronic Bidding will be possible on all Silent Auction, Buy Now, and Raffle items. All Bidding, with the exception of Live Auction items, will be done through your own cell phone, tablet, or computer! You can bid from anywhere, anytime before the close of the auction right from your own device! You even get an update if you are outbid! Phone and absentee bidding will be available for Live Auction items. More information on the electronic bidding feature will be shared with ticket holders and via our Facebook  page and the event page on our website in a couple of weeks when the online bidding site goes live around September 12th.

Tickets, including Host tickets, are now available for purchase online. Get your tickets, and find more information, now at (

The excitement has reached a fever pitch, and we are anxious to share our impressive auction items with you. View the donated items on our publicly accessible Facebook page as they are added at (

Work by Kay Bevan

Work by William and Pam Kennedy

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 N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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 or visit (


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