Browse Exhibits (5 total)

Penland Clay: Shaping North Carolina Ceramics


Temporary Exhibition, July 16 - October 29, 2016.

This exhibition explores and showcases the Penland School of Crafts clay program’s continuing influence on North Carolina ceramics. This story is told through the work of current and former Penland core students and resident artists who live and work in our state.

Featured Artists:
Stanley Mace Andersen, Paulus Berensohn, Cynthia Bringle, Geoffrey Calabrese, Cristina Córdova, Jon Ellenbogen, Susan Feagin, Maggie Finlayson, Terry Gess, Jane Hatcher, Michael Hunt, Shawn Ireland, Tom Jaszczak, Michael Kline, Suze Lindsay, Jeannine Marchand, Karen Newgard, Marsha Owen, Jane Peiser, Ronan Peterson, Ron Propst, Gay Smith, Tyler Stoll, Tom Suomalainen, Mark Warren


Flower Power: Pottery & Plants


Temporary Exhibition, March 12 - July 2, 2016.

Within the context of this show, the term Flower Power is not a reference to the movement or ideology of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Here, Flower Power is a visual appreciation of the visceral and aesthetic power of pottery and plants. Individually, pottery, flowers, and plants have the power to affect our thoughts and feelings. When combined, that power is sometimes intensified, perhaps because of the symbiotic relationship between earth and nature.

Featured Artists:
Garry Childs, Donna Craven, Onay Cruz, Delores Hayes, Judith Duff, Mary Farrell, Shanna Fliegel, Steven Forbes-deSoule, Michael Hamlin-Smith, Daniel Johnston, Matt Jones, Michael & Levi Mahan, Rob & Beth Mangum, Zeke McCanless, Jim McDowell, Allison McGowan Hermans, Bob Meier, Jim & Shirl Parmentier, Hal & Eleanor Pugh, Rob Pulleyn, Charlie and Linda Riggs, Joseph Sand, Akira Satake, Tom Whitaker, Julie Wiggins

Object Lessons: Ceramics from the Gregg Museum of Art & Design


Temporary Exhibition, October 16, 2015 - February 13, 2016.

Honoring tradition while being of the moment is one of the essential aspects of pottery making in North Carolina. Pottery makers use a language that gathers values. Traditional forms and methods join thoughtful innovations and transformations driven by talent, energy, risk-taking, relentless work, psychological and emotional effort and need. Object Lessons is an exhibition of ceramics from the Gregg’s collection mostly made since 1988 to suggest some ways in which these makers marry tradition with innovation. 

Artists Represented:
Christopher Baumann, Jennie Bireline, Robert Keith Black, Meredith Brickell, Cynthia Bringle, Herb Cohen, Clara R. Couch, David Crane, Kim Ellington, Terry Gess, MaryLou Higgins, Michael Hunt, Michael Kline, Leah Leitson, Suze Lindsay, Marsha Owen, Jim & Shirl Parmentier, Ronan Peterson, Sally Bowen Prange, Will Ruggles and Douglass Rankin, Michael Rutkowsky, Jesse Ormond Sanderson, Virginia Scotchie, Michael Sherrill, Tom Spleth, Lydia Thompson, Jack Troy, Brian Van Nostrand, Conrad Weiser, Marguerite Wildenhain


ECU Ceramics Guild 2015


Temporary Exhibition, August 1 - October 3, 2015.

Works by members of East Carolina University's Ceramics Guild. 

The East Carolina University Ceramics Guild is a student-run organization that brings in visiting artists, organizes shows, fundraisers and trips to conferences, and raises funds for supplies, events, and charitable causes. Periodic pottery sales help fund their endeavors and benefit the Ceramics Program at ECU.
Check out the ECU ceramics blog ( to keep updated and see what they have been doing! You can also find the ECU Ceramics Guild on Facebook.

NCPC & ECU, proud partners in ceramics education!

Featured ECU Ceramics Guild Members:  Gaines Bailey (Raleigh, NC), Brett Beasley (Ormond Beach, FL), Tabitha Burnett (Apex, NC), Chris Cardone (Virginia Beach, VA), Ashley Hall (Goldsboro, NC), Alexandra Ingle (Dalton, GA), Paige Janeri (Cary, NC), Devin McKim (Raleigh, NC), Elizabeth Merritt (Monroe, NC), Abir Mohsen (West Bank, Palestine), Michael Rock (Frederick, MD), Erin Younge (Franklin, NC)

Prized Pieces: The Makers Collection


Temporary Exhibition, May 30 - October 3, 2015.

Prized Pieces: The Makers Collection illustrates that makers tend to be collectors as well. Featured are two pieces from each of the artists in this exhibition: one piece made by the artist that they are keeping for themselves, and one prized piece made by anyone else that the artist has chosen to keep because it has significance to them. Together with those two pieces, you will find a short explanation from the artist on why they have chosen to keep those two special pieces.

Featured Artists:  William Baker, Michael Ball, Tammy Brooks, Melisa Cadell, Kyle Carpenter, Naomi Dalglish, Will Dickert, Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke, Becky Gray, Nick Joerling, Kate Johnston, Tinka Jordy, Po-Wen Liu, Michael Mahan, Courtney Martin, Alex Matisse, Kent McLaughlin, Jennifer Mecca, Shane Mickey, Gillian Parke, Anne Pärtna, Phil Pollet, Senora Richardson Lynch, Ibrahim Said, Amy Sanders, Ken Sedberry, Roy Strassberg, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Joy Tanner, Brad Tucker, Ben Watford, Dina Wilde-Ramsing