Seagrove, NC - We can all appreciate the tradition and beauty of Japanese ceramics and the influence and inspiration that it has provided to many of our state’s potters. The upcoming exhibition at the North Carolina Pottery Center is named Quiet Inspiration: Japanese Influence on North Carolina Potters. Judith Duff, a studio potter from Brevard, NC is the curator.

Twenty-three potters from across the state have been asked to participate. Their work will be highlighted in this exhibition. Judith states, “As a potter profoundly influenced by my own study in Japan, it has been deeply gratifying to curate an event celebrating that same vital impact on my fellow North Carolina potters, many already shaped by a two hundred year tradition of the state’s traditional ceramic art. It is a joy to bring to you a show exploring the rich depth and breadth that occurs when two great traditions become entwined.” As part of the NC Potter’s Conference, Judith Duff will be giving a presentation on the exhibition on Sunday, March 8 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the North Carolina Pottery Center.

Featured Artists include: Tacy Apostolik, Cynthia Bringle, Josh Copus, Adrienne Dellinger, Judith Duff, Susan Filley, Warner Hyde, Fred Johnston, Matt Kelleher, Eric Knoche, Jan Lee, Linda McFarling, Reiko Miyagi, Ben Owen III, Ron Philbeck, Akira Satake, Jason Serres, Michael Sherrill, Hitomi Shibata, Takuro Shibata, David Stuempfle, Hiroshi Sueyoshi, Shoko Teruyama

Please join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 12:00—2:00 p.m.

The reception is open to the public and free of charge. Many of the outstanding pieces by the highly recognized artists featured in this exhibition will be available for purchase.

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 the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Thank you!

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 Tue - Sat 10 am - 4 pm. For more information, please call 336.873.8430, visit, or find us on Facebook.