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The NC Pottery Center's 2Oth Annual Going, Going, Gone to Pots! @ CAM RALEIGH


Sharing North Carolina's Clay Stories, Past and Present!

Pottery is the “Art of the State.” North Carolinians have long been enchanted by our potters who are able to transform lumps of clay into objects of startling beauty. That beauty and the stories behind it, old and new, are showcased by the nonprofit North Carolina Pottery Center. We all love our venerable folk pottery tradition. Today, contemporary studio artists build on this strong foundation to bring brilliant new clay expressions to light. The Pottery Center reveals the ever-changing tradition of pottery making in our state, changes which reflect the shifting culture of our state and world. We tell a story that builds the future from our mighty past. Join us and be part of the story. Be proud of the clay beneath your feet. Be touched by something real. And be delighted by North Carolina’s world-class clay culture. Potters place tangible beauty in your hands and decorate your homes. Find out where that beauty comes from. Help support our distinctive, superlative pottery heritage.

Our Annual Gala

Join us as we celebrate the Pottery Center’s 20th Annual Going, Going, Gone to Pots! Feast on fine foods from POSHNOSH and festive drinks. Enjoy sweet music as you take in the best of North Carolina’s pottery and ceramics at our silent and live auctions. This event benefits the North Carolina Pottery Center, a Seagrove-based nonprofit promoting the rich heritage and ongoing artistry of pottery in North Carolina. The gala takes place at CAM RALEIGH in downtown Raleigh, NC.

Tickets

Host Tickets

Couple – $300 Includes 2 event tickets and recognition here on our gala site, in publicity materials, and on the night of the event.
Single – $150 Includes event ticket and recognition here on our gala site, in publicity materials, and on the night of the event.

Regular Tickets

$100 each

Become a Host!

Hosts get name recognition here on our gala website, in publicity materials, and on the night of the event and may attend the pre-Gala reception starting at 5:30.

Hosts

Robin Bayer, Richard Blanton & Candance Haigler, Jane Bridges, David & Laura Brody (Ethel S Brody Charitable Foundation), Rebecca Burgess, Linda Carlisle, Ray Carroll & Grady Helms, Linda Dougherty, Jaye Day-Trotter, Nancy J. Farmer, Tim Gupton & Brent Moore, David & Sherri Henderson, Terry & Thomas Henson, Mark & Carol Hewitt, Marjorie Hodges, Bran Holland & Joel Arnold, Mary Holmes & Michael Mahan, Bernard & Patricia Hyman, Michael Joyner, Bobby & Claudia Kadis, Fred Livingston, Vince Long & Cameron Furr, Matt Musselwhite, Dr. Cynthia Payne, Koala & Frank Phoenix (Fenwick Foundation), Roberta Price, Mary Regan, David Reid, John & Jane Riley, Ralph & Francine Roberson, Jo Anne Sanford & Billy Brewer, Kay Schoellhorn, Lynn & Jim Sears, Patricia Tector, John Watson & Betsy Blackwell, Lane & Linda Wharton, Susan Willard, Randall Williamson

Additional Host names will be added as Hosts sign up.

Auction Committee

Paul Coggins, Glen Medders, Marjorie Hodges, Mark Hewitt

Sponsorship Opportunities

Examples Sponsorship Opportunity pieces by    Donna Craven   .

Examples Sponsorship Opportunity pieces by Donna Craven.

BECOME A SPONSOR - CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL AND OPT-IN FOR A WONDERFUL PIECE OF POTTERY!

In addition to receiving great visibility at the event and in promotional materials for supporting the Pottery Center, Sponsors may opt in to attend the pre-Gala reception starting at 5:30 and receive complimentary tickets to the actual event, as well as receive a gorgeous piece of handmade North Carolina pottery made by well-known wood-firer Donna Craven!

Legend: $5,000
Up to 8 tickets (FMV $40 each) & a pottery crackle vase made by wood-firer Donna Craven. (FMV $250)

Master: $2,500
Up to 6 tickets (FMV $40 each) & a carved lidded pottery jar made by wood-firer Donna Craven. (FMV $175)

Stoker: $1,000
Up to 4 tickets (FMV $40 each) & a pottery tri-bottle made by wood-firer Donna Craven. (FMV $100)

Decorator: $600
Up to 2 tickets (FMV $40 each) & a pair of pottery goblets made by wood-firer Donna Craven. (FMV $60)

Please contact Lindsey Lambert, executive director, at 336-873-8430 if you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, or sign up via the button below.
Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)

Sponsors

  • Sponsor names/logos will be added below as Sponsors sign up.

Stoker Level

  • Marion Church, Lucy Daniels, Thomas S. Kenan III, Brian & Gail McCarthy, Glen Medders & Paul Coggins, Larry & Debbie Robbins, David & Kendall Zmiewsky, Terry Zug & Daphne Cruze-Zug

Decorator Level

  • Nancy O’Donohue

In-Kind Sponsors

  • In-Kind Sponsor names/logos will be added below as In-Kind Sponsors sign up.