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CLAY. INSPIRATION. FIRE.

NORTH CAROLINA POTTERY.

All pottery begins with the “precious porcelain of human clay.”

—Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Just as the clay pot exists to hold whatever we want, the human vessel holds the imagination to shape, form and fire works that will provide inspiration far beyond the hands and heart of the potter.

Here we hope to shine a light on the rich and enduring tradition of pottery-making in North Carolina, as well as to offer highlights of the Mint’s own collection, the most comprehensive in the country.

Teachers, students, collectors, enthusiasts … Enjoy!

The map above is for illustrative purposes only and does not accurately depict the precise locations of the regions represented.
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