Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibit, Tea Time: Series II Functional and Conceptual curated by Elsya Verdone Stockin, member of the Delhom Service League of the Mint Museum of Art and past chairman of the Potters Committee for the Potters Market Invitational. This exhibition features functional and conceptual North Carolina teapots and teacups, handmade by over 60 potters from across North Carolina. The following potters are participating: Stanley Mace Anderson, Benjamin Burns, Bonnie Burns, Beth Mangum, Rob Mangum, Bruce Gholson, Samantha Henneke, Donna Craven, Adrienne Dellinger, Doug Dotson, Susan Feagin, Susan Filley, Fred Johnston, Carol Gentithes, Hal Pugh, Eleanor Pugh, Mark Hewitt, Hitomi Shibata, Takuro Shibata, Nicholas Joerling, Kate Waltman, Crystal King, Tomoo Kitamura, Michael Kline, Andrew Linton, Chris Luther, Maggie Jones, Robin Mangum, Mark Heywood, Meredith Heywood, Courtney Martin, Andrew Massey, Linda McFarling, Karen Newgard, John Nickerson, Ben Owen, Travis Owens, Ronan Kyle Peterson, Joseph Sand, Amy Sanders, Ken Sedberry, Gertrude Graham Smith, Stephanie Martin, Jeff Dean, Hiroshi Sueyoshi, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Suze Lindsay, Ken McLaughlin, Joy Tanner, Charles Tefft, Terry King, Anna King, Vernon Owens, Pam Owens, David Voorhees, Julie Wiggins, Blaine Avery, Akira Satake, Terry Gess, Cynthia Bringle, Chad Brown.

The exhibition opens February 2, 2013 and runs thru April 28, 2013. Teapots will be for sale beginning at 12:00 noon on the day of the reception. They will remain in the exhibition until it closes Saturday, April 27th, at which time they may be picked up at the North Carolina Pottery Center.

The artist reception is Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 12:00 pm til 2:00 pm. It will feature a High Tea providing visitors a chance to sample teas and light refreshments. The reception is sponsored by the North Carolina Pottery Center and is free and open to the public.

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.

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 or go to