Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center's 14th Annual Auction, "Going, Going, Gone to Pots," will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Hillsborough, NC.

There will also be a pre-auction supper, "Fill Your Plate," with food prepared by several of North Carolina's best chefs! 

. Scott Crawford: Herons at the Umstead Hotel & Spa

. Andrea Reusing: Lantern in Chapel Hill

. Brendan Cox: Oakleaf in Pittsboro

. Angelina Koulizakis-Battiste: Angelina's Kitchen in Pittsboro 

Before supper, participants in "Fill Your Plate" will also select a handmade North Carolina plate to take home after supper. 

. Times -- Supper: 6:00 pm, Live Auction: 7:30 pm

. Prices -- Supper and Auction: $75, Auction only: $10 

During and after supper, there will be a silent auction featuring pots donated by some of NC's best potters, as well as some exciting non-pottery items. We will also be raffling several great items.

Tickets may be purchased via the NCPC website, by emailing, or by phone at (336) 873-8430.

To view images of auction items, please visit the "14th Annual Auction" photo album on our Facebook page (no account needed). We will be adding images to that album as the donated pottery pieces and non-pottery items arrive.

Additionally, closer to the date of the auction, all auction items will be viewable online via and There will also be an option, facilitated by LLAES, Ltd., for telephone and absentee bidding for persons unable to attend the live auction.

Sponsors: Amick Sales and Service, Ben Owen III, First Bank of Troy, Four Saints Brewing, Grove Park Inn, Jugtown Pottery, Mark Hewitt, North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Zoo, O.Henry Hotel, Shelton Vineyards, Tommy Cranford, Umstead Hotel & Spa, and other friends.

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 Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm. For more information, please call 336.873.8430 or go to

Media Contact: Lindsey Lambert, Executive Director