13th Annual Mint Museum Potter’s Market Invitational

PMI coming Saturday, September 9, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 10, 2017) – Back again on September 9th, ceramics collectors and pottery lovers will have access to the latest works by leaders in the rich tradition of North Carolina pottery. Fifty-two potters from across North Carolina, designated the Pottery State, return to Mint Museum Randolph for the 13th annual Mint Museum Potters Market Invitational.

The event is presented by the Delhom Service League, the ceramics affiliate of The Mint Museum, which promotes ceramic arts and education. Artists will come from Seagrove, Western N.C., the Catawba Valley, and the Piedmont, to the tent on the lawn of the museum on Randolph Road with remarkable works in clay – functional wares including mugs, teapots and jars, as well as oversized pots, contemporary art pottery, and sculptures. It’s like a shopping tour of the state’s best pottery all under one tent in one day. Attendees will have the opportunity to get to know the potters as well as their work.

Well-known participating potters include Akira Satake, Ben Owen III, Eric Knoche, and Julie Wiggins. In fact, 27 potters who will be at the event are included in the Mint’s ceramics collection, some of which can be seen on view in the installation Wares of the World: Asian Influence in Contemporary North Carolina Ceramics.

It’s a fun-filled day with pottery and pottery demonstrations, food, and music.

The $12 admission fee includes access to the potters’ tent from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well as free admission to the museum and docent led gallery tours. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult.

Individual sponsorships of $100 include Patron’s Early Admission Ticket at 9:15 a.m. in advance of the general public. Special parking and continental breakfast are also included. Individual sponsorships of $150 include attendance at the Meet the Potters Party being held Friday, September 8 from 6:30-9 p.m. Sponsors will enjoy dinner, music, and an opportunity to mingle with the potters and other pottery enthusiasts.

Potters Market Invitational admission tickets and sponsorships are available at the door and in advance at https://mintmuseumold.wpengine.com/happenings/1281/potters-market-invitational-2017/ For questions, please email delhomserviceleague@gmail.com or call 704.337.2000. See our rack card and list of potters . Find Potters Market Invitational on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.