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Delhom Service League

The Delhom Service League is the ceramics affiliate of The Mint Museum. It was organized in 1972 by Mellanay Delhom, who came to the Mint with her historical collection in 1967. Our mission is to create and nurture interest in ceramics, from ancient to contemporary. Multiple programs include talks by curators and other experts in the field of ceramics, and visits to museums and private collections, and focused ceramic studies. The annual Potters Market Invitational (coming September 10, 2016), featuring outstanding potters from across North Carolina, showcases the depth and breadth of ceramics in The Pottery State. Funds raised by this fall festival help support acquisitions to The Mint's ceramics collection.

For inquiries and membership, please contact us at or call 704.337.2021. View the Delhom Service League on Facebook.




The Potters Market Invitational (PMI) is presented by the Delhom Service League, Ceramics Affiliate of The Mint Museum, and helps fulfill the Delhom’s mission to promote ceramic arts and education. Many works have been added to the Mint’s well-known ceramics collection, and to the Delhom-Gambrell ceramics library through PMI funds.

Every year potters from across North Carolina are selected for their excellence, and they showcase the depth and breadth of ceramics of the Pottery State. Works span from traditional functional wares to ­­­­contemporary sculptural works. In addition, there are pottery making demonstrations, live music, and food.

Started in 2004, this event is held annually on the grounds of the Mint Museum Randolph in Charlotte, North Carolina. This year's event on September 10, 2016 will be our 12th anniversary.

If you are interested in being a sponsor this year, please contact us at




Guest Talks and Study / Research Presentations

Delhom Service League (DSL) programs are held at Mint Museum RANDOLPH. Dates and times will vary. Free to Mint members and the public.



All events are Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Van Every Auditorium at Mint Museum Randolph unless otherwise noted. Free and open to all.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 
Miss Delhom Stories and the English Potteries
Dr. Alfred Ward, Winthrop University Professor Emeritus of Art and Design.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 
American Art Pottery: Variations in Clay, 1900-1920
David Rago, Designer and Co-Director, Rago Arts & Auction Center, Lambertville, NJ.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016  | 5:30 p.m.
Contemporary Clay
Michelle Erickson, Ceramic Artist, Yorktown, Virginia. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Mint.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017  | 5:30 p.m.
Functional Porcelain with Hand Drawn Designs
Julie Wiggins, Charlotte artist and potter. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Mint.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 
An Evolution in Cherokee Pottery and Craft
Joel Queen, 9th generation Cherokee artist and potter.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017  | 5:30 p.m.
The Union between Heritage and Contemporary Design
Rob and Beth Mangum, artists, sculptors and ceramicists, Weaverville, NC. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Mint.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 
Versailles Faience
Camille le Prince, French art historian.

Saturday September 9, 2017  | 10 a.m.
Mint Museum Potters Market Invitational, Mint Museum Randolph.