Join us as more than 50 North Carolina potters gather on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph to sell their creations. There will be pottery demonstrations, food, live music, and more! Your ticket is also valid for museum admission.
The Potters Market Invitational is presented by the Delhom Service League, ceramics affiliate of The Mint Museum, and helps fulfill the Delhom's mission to promote ceramic arts and education.
Since 2004, the Potters Market Invitational has raised more than $250,000 and now attracts close to 1,500 people to the event each year. The reputation of PMI continues to grow each year attracting local, regional, and national collectors. This year's event on September 10, 2016 will be our 12th anniversary.
Sponsorships are available for early entry on Saturday and the Friday night "Potters Party."
Join author Steve Compton and several members of the Owens family for a fun and informative discussion on the history of Jugtown Pottery. Mr. Compton will be signing copies in the museum shop immediately after his talk.
Tap into your creative side during this new Taste of the Mint, which will feature a short sketching class after a brief tour of the Mint's permanent collection pieces in the Craft & Design gallery . All materials will be provided, but you may also feel free to bring your own. Small plates and wine will be provided by Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth .
North Carolina native William Ivey Long is one of the most renowned theatrical costume designers working today. This exhibition, organized by The Mint Museum, explores Long's most recent work, from 2007 to today. It features the theatrical productions The Lost Colony (redesigned 2007–2008), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012), Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (2013), Little Dancer (2014), and On the Twentieth Century (2015), as well as the television specials Grease Live! (2016), and The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016). Focusing on Long's process, it features sketches, swatches, mood boards, and other preparatory materials in addition to the costumes themselves. Because costume design is not an area in which the Mint collects, it provides visitors with exposure to this form of art and allow for comparison of the different goals of theatrical costume and fashion. The exhibition is co-curated by Annie Carlano and Rebecca Elliot.