Seagrove, NC - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the nonprofit North Carolina Pottery Center is taking its 2020 gala, raffle, and benefit auction ONLINE this year! This year’s fundraiser is titled 'Working Together' because a majority of the works have been collaborations of two or more potters. This illustrates the importance of working together in a challenging time, safely. These pieces will be available in the online silent auction. The true value of each piece also lives in the belief each artist has in the nonprofit North Carolina Pottery Center and our mission of sharing North Carolina's Clay Stories, Past & Present, thereby promoting awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and on-going tradition of pottery making in our great state.

We hope you'll join us for our online streaming event where you'll get a closer look - through video and music - at some of these artists, their work, and why they believe supporting the North Carolina Pottery Center is important.

Online Silent Auction
October 18 - 25, 2020
Registration for the online streaming event is not required to donate or bid.

Online Streaming Event
Saturday, October 24th, 7 - 8 PM
$10 Registration Fee (Advance registration is required.)

Online Raffle
See items & purchase tickets at
Ends October 25 at 8 PM

List of collaborating potters:

  • Ben Owen III & Cynthia Bringle
  • Mark Hewitt & Bulldog Pottery
  • Donna Craven & Chad Brown
  • Takuro Shibata & Fred Johnston
  • David Stuempfle & Hitomi Shibata
  • Matt Jones & Michael Gates
  • Kate Waltman & David Fernandez
  • Joseph Sand & Brenda Hornsby Heindel
  • Sid Luck, Matt Luck, Jason Luck & Stacy Lambert
  • Ronan Kyle Peterson & Teresa Pietsch
  • Matthew Kelly & Michael Mahan
  • Ken Sedberry & Galen Sedberry
  • Pam Owens & Stephanie Martin
  • Eck McCanless & Jinsong Kim
  • Anne Pärtna & Erin Younge
  • Jennie Keatts & Carol Gentithes
  • Amy Sanders & Ron Philbeck
  • Vicky Smith & Deborah Caliva
  • Mark Arnold & John Peel

Solo Works: While most of the pieces this year will be collaborative works, there will also be a limited number of wonderful solo works as well from artists such as Mark Hewitt, Eric Knoche, Hamish Jackson, Susan Myers, Bob Meier, and Shawn Ireland.

For additional information on 'Working Together: Online Gala & Benefit Auction' visit This website will also allow you to see in-process and finished images of all the great works of pottery, to bid, to register for our online streaming event on October 14th, to buy raffle tickets, and to donate online.

Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation, the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation, and the Goodnight Educational Foundation. This project was supported by 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. The hours of operation are Tue - Sat 10 am - 4 pm. For more information, please call 336.873.8430, visit, or find us on Facebook.