Library & Resources

The Mint Museum Library consists of more than 21,000 volumes housed in the J.A. Jones Reference Library and the Delhom-Gambrell Reference Library, both at Mint Museum Randolph. Exhibition support material can also be found at Mint Museum Uptown in its four resource areas on the gallery levels.

The Mint Library supports the museum’s pottery collection with an extensive selection of books, reference titles, and exhibition catalogs on NORTH CAROLINA potters and potteries, as well as files on artists, journal articles, archival images, and documents. 

Use MARCO, the online catalog, to search for resources in the library that are available for reference. For information on the museum’s exhibitions of North Carolina pottery, see Mintwiki, the library’s online exhibition resource. Links to several Mintwiki pages are provided below. Additionally, full-text downloadable copies of out-of-print catalogues from older NC pottery exhibitions are accessible.

Mint Art Research Online Catalog -- MARCO 

Searchable library collection:

Catalogues For Select Past Exhibitions Of NORTH CAROLINA Pottery

Billy Ray Hussey: North Carolina Visionary Potter

(October 18, 1997 – February 22, 1998)

Built Upon Honor: The Ceramic Art of Ben Owen and Ben Owen III

(June 24, 1995 – January 7, 1996)

In Prayse of Pots: A Tribute to Dorothy And Walter Auman

(July 3, 1992 – February 28, 1993)

O.L. Bachelder and his Omar Khayyam Pottery

(November 20, 1983 – April 15, 1984)

Potters of the Catawba Valley

(January 6 – May 18, 1980)

A Catalogue of an Exhibition of Pottery by Walter Stephen

(February 26, 1978 – August 18, 1978)

The North Carolina State Pottery Company: 1925-1959

(September 22– December 4, 1977) 

Mintwiki Site and Museum Pottery Exhibitions Pages

NC Pottery from the Kohn Collection 

(August 5 – November 5, 2006)

With a Grain of Salt: Salt-glazed Stoneware in England and North Carolina 

(May 8, 2007 – February 10, 2008)

The Craven Family of North Carolina Potters 

(August 30, 2008 – March 22, 2009)

Face It! 

(April 4 – August 8, 2009)

North Carolina Pottery: Diversity and Tradition 

(February 6, 2010 – September 11, 2011)

A Thriving Tradition: 75 Years of Collecting North Carolina Pottery 

(November 12, 2011 – January 5, 2013)

Sophisticated Surfaces: The Pottery of Herb Cohen 

(April 7, 2012 – January 6, 2013) and a PDF of the exhibition brochure

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