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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 or call 704.337.2021. View the Delhom Service League on Facebook.




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.

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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.



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.