North Carolina Pottery Center Annual Gala & Auction @ Leland Little Auctions


Couple—$250 Regular
Couple—$200 NCPC Members
Single—$125 Regular
Single—$100 NCPC Members

Host Tickets

Couple – $500 Includes 2 event tickets, pre-event reception starting at 5:30, and recognition here on our gala site and on the night of the event.
Single – $250 Includes event ticket, pre-event reception starting at 5:30, and recognition here on our gala site and on the night of the event.

The Art of the State

We 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 North Carolina Pottery Center.


Our Annual Gala

Feast on fine foods 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 Leland Little Auctions, 620 Cornerstone Court, Hillsborough, NC.

Become a Host!

Host are invited to join us at 5:30 for a pre-event reception! Hosts also get name recognition here on our gala website and on the event program and slideshow.


Lex & Ann Alexander, Elisabeth & Julian Benfey, David & Laura Brody, Farnum Brown & Anne Marie Baum, Linda Carlisle, Joe & Mary Laurie Cece, Lisa Church, Marion Church, Phil & Gail Cooley, Lucy Daniels, S. Worth Dunn III, Nancy Farmer, Bill & Marcie Cohen Ferris, Stanley Finch & Jeffrey Beam, Nancy Garrett-Mead, Buck Goldstein, Frances Gravely, Michael Hershfield & Susan Rosenthal, Mark & Carol Hewitt, Peter Hewitt, Jane Holding, W. Jefferson Holt & Kate Bottomley, Susanne Jackson, Gordon Jameson & Bonnie Layman, Rochelle Johnson, Bobby & Claudia Kadis, Emily Kass, Thomas Kenan, Michael Lamb & Marianne Mebane, Steve Levitas, Michael Malone & Dr. Maureen Quilligan, Kirk McNaughton & Linda Carnes-McNaughton, Susan Minnix, Dr. Joseph & Alice Moore, Nancy O'Donohue & Mary Ramshorn, Neil & Ippy Patterson, Cynthia Payne, Frank & Kaola Phoenix, Vikram & Susan Rao, Katharine Reid, Larry & Debbie Robbins, Merrill Rose, Neil Schreckinger & Maureen Barrett, Fred Shuker & Carolyn McDermott, Taylor & Mariko Smisson, Vicky Smith, Elsya Stockin, Kirk Streb, David Sutton, Wayne Vaughn & Shirley Drechsel, John Watson & Betsy Blackwell, Lane & Linda Wharton, Kari Wilkinson, Ray Williams, Derek & Louise Winstanly, Lila Wolff, Terry Zug & Daphne Cruze

Auction Committee

Elisabeth & Julian Benfey, Marcie Ferris, Mark & Carol Hewitt, Chris Holaday, Jane Holding, Mary Holmes, Gordon Jameson, Rochelle Johnson, Lindsey Lambert, Ippy & Neil Patterson, David Sutton, Gwen Van Ark, Kari Wilkinson, Ray Williams, Elizabeth Woodman


Decorator Level

Ethel S. Brody Charitable Foundation


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