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. This task has been ongoing for while. Things are picking up steam though... Back in the fall of 2017, collector and author extraordinaire Steve Compton began assisting 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

Photograph of roadside pottery stand


Photograph of roadside pottery stand with sign reading: North Carolina "HANDMADE" POTTERY. This stand was located on High Point Road in Greensboro,…

Reproduction North State Pottery Company catalogs in folder. Includes handwritten letter dated July 5, 2000


A folder including a booklet, two catalogs, and a handwritten letter. Reproduction set produced by the Mint Museum of History, Charlotte, N.C.

Photograph of certificate for The Medal of Award, The Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Framed photograph of certificate for the silver medal awarded to North State Pottery Company for Old-fashioned pottery