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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 8, 2018), 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.




Visit the Potters Market Invitational (PMI) in its 14th year. More than 65 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.

To learn more about the artists participating in this year’s show, to get more details about the show including purchasing tickets, and to become a sponsor, please visit our website.

For questions or additional information, contact

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.

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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.



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 or phone 704 366-0665 (no messages, please).