Welcome to the North Carolina Pottery Center's Online eCollections!

We are using Omeka as a way to display the items in the center's permanent collection. Back in the fall of 2017 and through 2018, collector and author extraordinaire Steve Compton assisted us with collections management, photography, and data entry associated with our permanent collection. Check out the Featured Collection below or the Browse Collections tab to see some of Steve's handiwork!

Back a couple of years ago, we uploaded four of our temporary exhibitions as well (See Browse Exhibits) as a test. Due to limited staff (and an ever-increasing variety of other programming and tasks, we had to stop uploading temporary exhibitions. It's a time-consuming process. We hope you like the ones that are up though.

What is Omeka? In techie speak... Omeka a "flexible and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Omeka falls at a crossroads of Web Content Mangement, Collections Management, and Archival Digital Collections Systems."

Let us know what you think of our Online Collections via Omeka.

Recently Added Items



Table with oval top and four legs. Painted decoration on legs and skirts. Dated 1892. Once belonged to potter Jesse J. Jordan (ca. 1827-1896).

Model Santa Elena kiln


Scale model of a Spanish kiln. Based upon excavations at Santa Elena in South Carolina

Model groundhog kiln


Scale model of a groundhog kiln used by potter Burlon Craig in Vale, North Carolina. Created by Jim Cowles, Zebulon, North Carolina