Celebrating Jugtown Pottery

Celebrate a century of North Carolina pottery at the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh on Friday, March 3, during the museum’s monthly First Fridays at the Museum open house celebrating the new exhibit “Collecting Carolina: 100 Years of Jugtown Pottery,” starting at 5 p.m.

The free evening features a panel discussion with the Owens family, the current owners of Jugtown Pottery, as well as a short documentary.

Starting at 7 p.m., a 15-minute documentary by Craft in America will take viewers into the world of Jugtown Pottery, examining the history of where it began and the direction of where it is going.

Following the documentary, Dr. Charles “Terry” Zug, acclaimed author of the book “Turners and Burners: The Folk Potters of North Carolina” will serve as moderator for a panel discussion with the Owens family; a Q& A session will follow.

Stephen Compton, author of the upcoming book ”Jugtown Pottery 1917-2017: A Century of Art and Craft in Clay” will also be a special guest at the event.

For more details about the First Friday event, visit ncmuseumofhistory. org.

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