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Annual Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival Takes Place in Hickory, NC – Mar. 24, 2018

March 9, 2018

Today, the Historical Association of Catawba County announced that the 21st annual Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival (CVP&AF) will take place Saturday, Mar. 24, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center. This acclaimed event brings together 110 potters and vendors from across the southeast to exhibit and sell their unique artistry and craftsmanship, including historical pottery, textiles, folk art, baskets and furniture.

Saturday’s festival also includes pottery videos, live demonstrations and a special lecture and exhibit: “The Hilton Family Potters from Craft Art,” presented by Dr. Terry Zug. The Hilton family of potters worked in the Catawba Valley from the late 1800s into the early twenty-first century (nearly 300 years!). The exhibit, curated by Dr. Zug, demonstrates the family’s skills and products as they changed over time – from traditional jars & jugs to sculptural forms like dolls & log cabins. The lecture is at 11am and is included in the Saturday ticket price.

The CVP&AF will also host the Friday Night Preview Party on Mar. 23, 2018, from 7-10pm at the Hickory Metro Convention Center featuring a Southern supper, cash bar and live music. The Preview Party is the primary fundraiser for the festival and provides guests with the opportunity to purchase festival items early. And new this year, all Preview Party ticket buyers will be entered in a drawing for a $200 gift certificate to be used on Saturday at the festival. To be eligible, tickets must be purchased by the Mar. 16 deadline. The raffle winner will be announced during Friday’s event.

Tickets for the Friday Night Preview Party are $45 and include admission into Saturday’s festival. These can be purchased online or through direct mail. Tickets for Saturday’s festival are $6.00 for adults, $2.00 for children ages 3 to 12, and can be purchased at the door.

The CVPA&F began in 1998 with a mission to showcase the history of Catawba Valley alkaline glazed stoneware and the potters who continually produce this traditional utilitarian ware. Development and growth have allowed the festival to include potters from across the state and the South, as well as dealers offering historical pottery and antiques, providing a context for understanding the history and use of pottery in the South. The Festival is a non-profit event benefiting the Historical Association of Catawba County in Newton, and the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove. More than $500,000 has been donated to the institutions over the past 18 years.

For more information about the CVP&AP, please visit (http://www.catawbavalleypotteryfestival.org).

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15th Annual Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival Takes Place in Hickory, NC – Mar. 23 and 24, 2012

March 13, 2012

The 15th Annual Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival will take place at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, NC, on March 23 & 24, 2012. It is a non-profit event benefiting the Catawba County Historical Association in Newton, NC, and the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC.


Works by Kim Ellington

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For further info visit (http://www.catawbavalleypotteryfestival.org/).

Plan Now to Attend the 15th Annual Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival in Hickory, NC – Mar. 23 and 24, 2012

January 9, 2012

The 15th Annual Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival will take place at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, NC, on March 23 & 24, 2012.

The Friday Night Preview Party will take place Mar. 23, from 7-10pm. The main Festival takes place on Mar. 24, from 9am-5pm.

Preview Party Tickets: $40.00/person (reserve by March 16); Festival Tickets: $6.00/ Adult; and Children 12 and under $2.00. For ticket information or questions call 828/324-7294.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Catawba Valley Historical Association and the North Carolina Pottery Center.

This year, potter Daniel Johnston will speak on his travel experience and apprenticeship with Thailand potters, and how this knowledge has influenced his works. The lecture will be held at 11am, and is included in the Saturday ticket price. An exhibition of pottery complimenting Johnston’s talk will be on display during the Festival on Saturday. The exhibit is called, Committee’s Choice: Pots from the Festival Organizers.

Also on Saturday, in celebration of the Festival’s 15th year, a verbal appraisal event will be presented by noted auction and appraisal experts, Brunk Auctions out of Asheville, N. C.

For further info visit (http://www.catawbahistory.org/catawba_valley_pottery_and_antiques_festival.php).

Buy Your Tickets for the Preview Party for the 14th Annual Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival in Hickory, NC – by Mar. 18, 2011

February 15, 2011

Friday night tickets are available for the fundraiser Preview Party benefiting the Catawba Valley Pottery Festival and the North Carolina Pottery Center. The 14th annual Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival is scheduled for Mar. 25 & 26, 2011, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, NC.

The Friday night Preview Party is from 7-10pm and includes an early buying opportunity with a catered Southern Supper and live music. Tickets are $40 and must be purchased by Mar. 18, 2011.

Call 828-324-7294 or 828-322-3943 for details and to get your tickets now.

Hours for Saturday are from 9am-5pm; admission for adults is $6 and $2 for children 12 and under.

An important fundraiser event for the Catawba County Historical Society in Hickory, NC, and the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, the Festival focuses on Southern traditional pottery, offering both sales and educational features. A total of 112 dealers will be present, a mix of both contemporary potters and antiques dealers.

For further info check this link (http://www.catawbahistory.org/catawba_valley_pottery_and_antiques_festival.php).