Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center, partnering with The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mount; Greenhill Center for NC Art,; Greensboro; Grovewood Galler, Asheville; Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor; NC Crafts Gallery, Carrboro; Penland School of Crafts, Penland in the selection of North Carolina Teapots; is pleased to announce the Exhibit, Tea Time: Series I (Teapots and Tea cups). This exhibition features functional North Carolina teapots and tea cups, handmade by over 70 potters from across North Carolina. The participants are: Stanley Mace Anderson, Jen Birline, Cynthia Bringle, John Britt, Chad Brown, Benjamin Burns, Bonnie Burns, Patti Connor-Greene, Adrienne Dellinger, Claudia Dunaway, Debbie Englund, Susan Farrar Parrish, Susan Feagin, Dottie Fennell, Susan Filley, Becca Floyd, John Garland, Amy Gelber, Matt Gibson, Deborah Harris, Samantha Henneke, Bruce Gholson, Mark Hewitt, Mark Heywood, Meredith Heywood, Matt Jones, Robin Bryant Kirby, Michael Kline, Bruce Latham, Janice Latham, Suze Lindsay, Andrew Linton, Molly Lithgo, Laurey-Faye Long, Chris Luther, Debb McDaniel, John Mellage, Alexa Modderno, Richard Montgomery, Lyn Morrow, Margie Nancy, Kelly O'Briant, Lara O'Keefe, Julie Olson, Sandra O'Quinn, Glenn McNeill, Ben Owen, Marsha Owen, Pam Owens, Marilyn Palsha, Mary Paul, Doris Petersham, Ronan Kyle Peterson, Jeff Potts, Linda Potts, Hal Pugh, Eleanor Pugh, Emily Reason, Sarah Wells Rolland, Michael Rutkowsky, Ken Sedberry, Jenny Lou Sherburne, Hitomi Shibata, Gay Smith, Jennifer Stas, Hiroshi Sueyoshi, Charles Tefft, Charles Tostoe, Kathy Triplett, Brad Tucker, Tim Turner, Conrad Weiser, Betsy Vaden, Jared Zehmer.

The Tea Time exhibition is scheduled for February 26th thru April 30, 2011, and pieces will be for sale beginning at 3:30 pm on the day of the reception.

The artist reception is Saturday, February 26th, 2011 from 3:30- 5:30pm. The reception, featuring a High Tea, will provide visitors a chance to sample teas and tea finger foods. Dewey's Bakery in Winston Salem, NC is a sponsor of the event along with Todd and Holland Tea Merchants, Forest Park, Illinois. We will also have flowering teas to enjoy and taste. The reception is free and open to the public.

We will have the Magazine "Tea Time" on sale at the North Carolina Pottery Center during the exhibit. The issue running concurrent with our exhibit has an article on Teapots made in the Seagrove area of North Carolina.

Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood 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.

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.