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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 9, 2017), 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 delhomserviceleague@gmail.com or call 704.337.2021. View the Delhom Service League on Facebook.

 

THE POTTERS MARKET INVITATIONAL

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Visit the Potters Market Invitational (PMI) in its 13th year. More than 50 North Carolina potters will gather on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph to sell their creations. PMI showcases the breadth and depth of work by makers in what has become known as the Pottery State. Enjoy this opportunity to purchase works of art directly from North Carolina ceramic artists.

Meet exceptional potters from Seagrove, the NC mountains, the Piedmont and the Catawba Valley. You’ll find works ranging from traditional functional wares to contemporary sculptural works. This is a fun-filled day including clay demonstrations, a pop-up cafe, and live music. Your ticket also includes admission to the Mint Museum Randolph and Mint Museum Uptown. Join us as a sponsor and get benefits including early admission .

2017 Participating Potters:

Cynthia Bringle, Kyle Carpenter*, Josh Copus*, Donna Craven*, Naomi Dalglish, Jeff Dean, Will Dickert*, Susan Filley*, Carol Gentithes*, Terry Gess*, Bruce Gholson*, Samantha Henneke*, Michael Hunt, Nick Joerling*, Daniel Johnston*, Kate Johnston*, Fred Johnston*, Matt Jones*, Matthew Kelly, Michael Kline, Crystal King*, Eric Knoche*, Nancy Kubale, Leah Leitson, Will McCanless, Beth Mangum, Rob Mangum, Stephanie Martin, Andrew Massey*, Bob Meier, Robert Milnes, Reiko Miyagi*, Ben Owen III*,Bayle Owens, Pam Owens*, Travis Owens, Vernon Owens*, Gillian Parke, Joel Queen, Joseph Sand, Akira Satake*, Connie Sedberry, Ken Sedberry*, Joey Sheehan, Jenny Lou Sherburne, Barbara Strassberg, Roy Strassberg*, David Stuempfle*, Liz Zlot Summerfield*, Evelyn Ward, Jim Whalen*, Julie Wiggins

*artists with work in The Mint collection

Potters Market Invitational is presented by the Delhom Service League, the ceramics affiliate of The Mint Museum, and helps fulfill Delhom’s mission to stimulate and develop interest in ceramics and promote ceramic arts and education. Many works have been added to the Mint’s well-known ceramics collection and to the Delhom-Gambrell Library through funds raised by the Delhom Service League through PMI.

For more information contact: delhomserviceleague@gmail.com

To purchase tickets or become a sponsor please CLICK HERE .

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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.

 

2017-18 GUEST SPEAKERS/PROGRAMS

All events are at Mint Museum Randolph. Free and open to all.


September 19, 2017, 10 a.m. 
Heraldry and Its Historical Application to Ceramics
Dr. Alfred Ward, Professor Emeritus of Art and Design, Winthrop University


October 9, 2017, 10 a.m.** 
British and European Ceramics
Brian Gallagher, Curator Decorative Arts, Mint Museum


October 11, 2017, 5:30 p.m.* 
Porcelain & The Elegance of Line
Susan Filley, ceramic artist


October 23, 2017, 1 p.m. 
American Ceramics: the Cleveland School, 1925-1940
Barbara Perry


November 6, 2017, 1 p.m. 
Gallery Tour of Portals of the Past, Earthenware and Stoneware
Brian Gallagher, Curator Decorative Arts, Mint Museum


November 21, 2017, 10 a.m. 
British Ceramics at The Mint Museum
Brian Gallagher, Curator of Decorative Arts, The Mint Museum


January 8, 2018, 1 p.m. 
Chinese Ceramics in a Nutshell
Margaret Zimmermann


January 17, 2018, 5:30 p.m. 
New Questions
Denny Gerwin, Assistant Professor of Art, Queens University


January 29, 2018  
Gallery Tour of Portals of the Past; Porcelain Highlights
Brian Gallagher


February 20, 2018, 10 a.m. 
Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age
Karina Corrigan, Curator of Asian Export Art, Peabody Essex Museum


February 26, 2018, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.** 
American and North Carolina Ceramics
Brian Gallagher


March 12, 2018, 1 p.m. 
Ceramics of China’s Neighbors: Korea and Vietnam
Margaret Zimmermann


March 21, 2018, 5:30 p.m.* 
Untold Stories: Building a Glass Collection at the Chrysler Museum of Art
Diane Wright, Curator of Glass, Chrysler Museum


April 17, 2018, 10 a.m. 
Collecting Italian Renaissance and Later Ceramics at the Detroit Institute of Arts
Dr. Alan P. Darr, Senior Curator of European Art, Detroit Institute of Arts

 

*Cosponsored with Friends of The Mint

**reservations required; email Barbara Perry bperry35@carolina.rr.com or phone 704 366-0665 (no messages, please).