The potters and their pottery will fill the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center Friday.
The Catawba Valley Regional Pottery Show has its opening reception Friday from 7-8:30 p.m.
â€œWe hope to have as many potters here as possible,â€ said Gary Lee, president of the Arts Council of Lincoln County.
The 28 pieces in the show range in size and style. Some are contemporary, others are traditional wood-fired pieces.
Lee says one of the goals of the show is to â€œeducate the public as to what the potters are making and the fact there are quite a few of them in the Catawba Valley Region that are still making pottery and upholding the tradition from years past.â€
Those attending the opening reception can meet the potters, view their work in the Carolina Mills and Cochrane galleries and listen to live music from local flutist Taylor Beam.
The reception is sponsored by Woodmill Winery and Rising Sun Pottery, which Lee owns.
â€œPottery is Lincoln County and the Catawba Valley Region,â€ Lee said. â€œIt dates back to the time Lincoln County was formed.â€
Want to go? The Catawba Valley Regional Pottery Showâ€™s opening reception will be held at the Lincoln Cultural Center, located at 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. For more information call (704) 732-9044.
by Sarah Grano