Seagrove, NC - This on-going lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the center. 

Speaker:  Steve Compton, Author, "A Handed Down Art: The Brown Family Potters"

Steve Compton, NCPC exhibitions chair, will give a special presentation on his work for the most recent NCPC exhibition and publication, "A Handed Down Art: The Brown Family Potters." Compton will discuss his research on the Brown family of potters, located in Arden, N.C, near Asheville. After many years working as potters in nearly every Southern state, brothers Davis and Javan Brown opened their own Brown Brothers’ Pottery in Arden in 1925. Nearly a century later, members of the family keep the family pottery traditions going strong. The exhibition boasts nearly two hundred objects representing the Brown family’s legacy. The exhibition will run until January 24, 2015. Come on out and join us for a fun evening! A potluck at 7 pm will begin the evening’s events, followed by Steve’s lecture at 8 pm. For more information, call the center at (336)873-8430.

Schedule: 7pm to 9pm, Friday, December 12, 2014

Location – NCPC Educational Building located behind the NCPC at 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, 27341

Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, and the John W. and Anna H. Hanes 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.