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Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts

Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts The FIRST 3-D gallery of local artworks in clay, fiber, wood, basketry, gourds, jewelry, glass and more by 19 Wilmington-area artists.

http://portcitypottery.com; http://www.facebook.com/portcitypottery; http://etsy.com/shop/portcitypotterync Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts in The Cotton Exchange
307 North Front Street
Wilmington NC 28401

Phone: 910-763-7111

http://portcitypottery.com; http://www.facebook.com/portcitypottery; http://etsy.com/shop/portcitypotterync Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts in The Cotton Exchange
307 North Front Street
Wilmington NC 28401

Phone: 910-763-7111

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Some gift ideas from the artists of Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts.
12/02/2022

Some gift ideas from the artists of Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts.

Lauren Rogers just brought in new additions to her pottery! Pour-Over Coffee mugs that fit over the top of any of Lauren...
11/28/2022

Lauren Rogers just brought in new additions to her pottery! Pour-Over Coffee mugs that fit over the top of any of Lauren’s mugs. Here’s her Pour-Over Coffee Recipe/How-To:

1. Measure the appropriate amount of water in the mug you wish to use (take into consideration space for cream)
2. Transfer water to a stove appropriate pot- heat to a low simmer
3. Insert a 1-4 cup cone style filter into pour-over, and place on mug
4. Add 1-2 tablespoons of ground coffee in filter
5. Slowly pour hot water directly and evenly over ground coffee
6. Add desired creamer and enjoy!

Lauren notes, *mugs and pour overs are sold separately
*Any of my mugs made since Aug 2022 are made with the pour overs in mind, so all mug mouth openings are wide enough for any one of my pour overs (also pour overs should fit most other mugs as well)

Today is  and Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts has many new items from our artists!! It’s exciting to walk through the ga...
11/27/2022

Today is and Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts has many new items from our artists!! It’s exciting to walk through the gallery and see all the beautiful new work. You will find something for everyone on your list this holiday!! Remember that parking is free with qualifying purchase in the parking lot behind the building. There is a lot of construction on front Street, but all the businesses are open and so are the sidewalks. local

ARTISTS SUNDAY!  Come out to support local 3-dimensional artists at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts in The Cotton Exchan...
11/27/2022

ARTISTS SUNDAY! Come out to support local 3-dimensional artists at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts in The Cotton Exchange from 12-4. We’ll have hot cider and ginger snaps while you browse the work of our 20+ local artists - lots of ideal gifts for all your holiday giving.

Just a little over an hour more to shop at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts for Small Business Saturday.  BUT...we'll be ...
11/26/2022

Just a little over an hour more to shop at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts for Small Business Saturday. BUT...we'll be open tomorrow from 12-4 as we celebrate Artists Sunday. More about that later.

An assortment of mixed media, glass, pottery, gourds, fiber,  wood such as these (and more!) is available TODAY at Port ...
11/26/2022

An assortment of mixed media, glass, pottery, gourds, fiber, wood such as these (and more!) is available TODAY at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts during Small Business Saturday. 10-5:30 today.

The Cotton Exchange is a great place to shop today and all through the holidays while supporting local small businesses.

TODAY is Small Business Saturday.  Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts is just one of many locally-run small businesses in T...
11/26/2022

TODAY is Small Business Saturday. Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts is just one of many locally-run small businesses in The Cotton Exchange. Please come out today and all through this holiday season to support these and other small businesses in the Wilmington area.

Come check these out!  They are some of the most comfortable and gorgeous looking hand woven scarves by our very own Sal...
11/25/2022

Come check these out! They are some of the most comfortable and gorgeous looking hand woven scarves by our very own Sally Eagon!

Canadian Snowflake pattern (my friend from Canada says it doesn’t look like any snowflake she’s ever seen. But she’s a spring chicken and this is an old traditional pattern.) Scarves in tencel and alpaca.

11/25/2022
New scarves by member artist Sally Eagon. She describes them in this quote, “Canadian Snowflake pattern (my friend from ...
11/25/2022

New scarves by member artist Sally Eagon. She describes them in this quote, “Canadian Snowflake pattern (my friend from Canada says it doesn’t look like any snowflake she’s ever seen. But she’s a spring chicken and this is an old traditional pattern.) Scarves in tencel and alpaca.”

Come walk off your Thanksgiving feast and meet our metalsmith and fiber artist extraordinaries, Sara and Louise at port ...
11/24/2022

Come walk off your Thanksgiving feast and meet our metalsmith and fiber artist extraordinaries, Sara and Louise at port city pottery and Fine Crafts this Black Friday. 10-5:30pm and 4th Friday gallery walk 6-9pm

I’m actually working today (Thanksgiving) to prepare for this coming Fourth Friday! Put it on your calendar! You will have first choice at all my newest work!! I’m looking forward to seeing you!! Best, Sara

Happy Thanksgiving!! We are closed today to spend time with our friends & families. We will reopen tomorrow at 10am and ...
11/24/2022

Happy Thanksgiving!! We are closed today to spend time with our friends & families. We will reopen tomorrow at 10am and will be open through the end of the Fourth Friday Artist walk at 9pm.

We are so thankful for you who have shopped here and supported our dream of sharing the highest quality locally handmade art and craft. Every purchase, recommendation, and like and share on social media contributes to our continued success. Everyone here at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts Thanks you for 15 years in business!!

11/24/2022

11/23/2022
Gift Idea—Handblown Glass Ornaments

Hand blown glass ornaments make perfect gifts for the holiday. Associate member artist Jim Downey has been hard at work to make many new ornaments. Come by to get first pick of these incredible, unique, and handcrafted pieces.

This recipe is an easy breakfast made in a skillet for Black Friday. Its called an Apple Dutch Baby—I don’t know why it’...
11/23/2022

This recipe is an easy breakfast made in a skillet for Black Friday. Its called an Apple Dutch Baby—I don’t know why it’s called that—but it is basically a big apple pancake!! This is currently my family’s favorite breakfast!! Once you are fed come on down to Port City Pottery on Friday and experience the friendly artists, purchase some gifts for those on your list, and feel good about supporting local artists! If you prefer to come out later—join us from 6-9pm to support two of our artists Louise Giordano and Sara Westermark as they bring in their latest work.

Here’s the original post for the Apple Dutch Baby. After trying this recipe, I’m ready to buy any cooking book she sells!! https://www.instagram.com/reel/CiXk8gcgDAE/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

11/22/2022

Louise Giordano is a fiber artist passionate about making nuno felted scarves, brooches, and bracelets. Here’s a bit of her process! Join us Friday, November 25th, from 6-9pm at Port City Pottery and Fine Crafts to see her latest work as featured artist!!

Fourth Friday is This Friday, November 25, from 6-9pm. We will feature the work of Sara Westermark, jewelry and Louise G...
11/22/2022

Fourth Friday is This Friday, November 25, from 6-9pm. We will feature the work of Sara Westermark, jewelry and Louise Giordano, fiber. There is still a great deal of construction downtown, but businesses and sidewalks are open. The Cotton Exchange parking lot is open and accessible from Grace Street. We hope to see you as we feature these talented artists. We will be serving wine and light snacks.

There is a lot of hype today about all the sales going on for Black Friday. It’s very chaotic and noisy. Shopping small ...
11/21/2022

There is a lot of hype today about all the sales going on for Black Friday. It’s very chaotic and noisy. Shopping small businesses is not about how much or how cheaply you can get an item. It’s about craftsmanship and artistry and long term usefulness of the piece. It’s about living slowly and deliberately, enjoying all the blessings that we have in this life. It’s about having time to reflect on our life and giving our thoughts time to expand. Shopping small is about developing a relationship with the maker.

Today I’m sharing with you my favorite cold brewed refrigerator tea—hibiscus + ginger. Perfect to make ahead of time for your holiday meal. You can use any tea strainer, cheesecloth, or add ingredients and strain out later. To make, I add a tablespoon of each hibiscus tea and freshly cut up ginger per quart to a tea strainer then fill the jar with filtered water. Put in the refrigerator for 12-18 hours to brew. Serve with a slice of lemon and sweeten with stevia or honey. I purchase both ingredients at our local Saigon Market. Hibiscus is also called sorrel. Hibiscus tea has a lot of iron in it. Limit yourself to 1-2 glasses per day to avoid too much iron. This tea is fruity, crisp, and refreshing.

The glass dish used in these photos is made by Simone Bell. She has many beautiful fused glass pieces that are excellent for serving holiday goodies.

Holiday Gift Idea—give your guests a one of a kind handmade mugs to use during their visit! It will minimize the burden ...
11/19/2022

Holiday Gift Idea—give your guests a one of a kind handmade mugs to use during their visit! It will minimize the burden of constant dish washing! Plus each mug can reflect the personality of each guest! Come and find beautiful mugs from our many potters!

Going to Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts this afternoon!  Knitted and felted bag with vintage brooch embellishments.  Ma...
11/19/2022

Going to Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts this afternoon! Knitted and felted bag with vintage brooch embellishments. Magnetic clasp and adjustable shoulder strap.

Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts can help you add a special flare to your home for the holidays with these hand built pot...
11/19/2022

Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts can help you add a special flare to your home for the holidays with these hand built pottery vases by fellow artist . I’ve been following some videos and I was able to use sticks and branches to make a stabilizing bar for the arrangements. The flowers and greens I found growing in my yard, and the sticks were from branches that got damaged in the most recent hurricane. The orchid was growing inside though. Flower arranging is a very soulful and fulfilling art.

I asked members to provide recipes to share with our customers, and YiFenn Strickland shared a treasured family recipe of Vermicelli Salad for our holiday celebration! I can’t wait to make it!! It is best served in pasta bowls or plates with side walls. Pair this recipe with some of YiFenn’s pottery to make an extra special meal this holiday!! I can feel the love already!!

Shop Small Businesses this holiday at Port City Pottery & Fine Craft. These Hand-Woven scarves by  make great gifts for ...
11/18/2022

Shop Small Businesses this holiday at Port City Pottery & Fine Craft. These Hand-Woven scarves by make great gifts for the holidays! Perfect for those who get cold shoulders in the winter. This scarf is made from soft and silky bamboo fibers, giving a lovely easy drape. Each thread counted and tied on individually onto a loom. Come in and buy one of these unique scarves!

Come and see the latest work  by potter Karen Harbaugh. She has made many one of a kind  and decorations. https://www.ti...
11/17/2022
PortCityPottery on TikTok

Come and see the latest work by potter Karen Harbaugh. She has made many one of a kind and decorations. https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRQDonH8/

Come shop at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts for one of a kind and unusual gifts for the people on your list. Potter Karen Harbaugh made this exquisite with color changing lights These items won’t last long!...

11/17/2022
Here is a great gift idea from functional potter Pat Holleman—a baked Brie dish with recipe! Imagine arriving at your ho...
11/16/2022

Here is a great gift idea from functional potter Pat Holleman—a baked Brie dish with recipe! Imagine arriving at your host’s house with a handmade Brie Dish complete with a recipe, your favorite Brie, and fruit preserves! What a thoughtful gift!

Brie Pat's Baked Brie
Place Brie on dish. Cover with Apricot Preserves. Place in COOL oven set at 325° for 5 to 10 minutes. May also be microwaved.

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For the holidays serve our favorite Apple Cider with one of our artist made mugs! The whole house will be scented with t...
11/15/2022
Port City Pottery on Instagram: "For the holidays serve our favorite Apple Cider with one of our artist made mugs! The whole house will be scented with the festive spices. Handmade mugs make a perfect gift—plus guests can keep track of their own...

For the holidays serve our favorite Apple Cider with one of our artist made mugs! The whole house will be scented with the festive spices. Handmade mugs make a perfect gift—plus guests can keep track of their own unique mug during the visit. Apple Cider Recipe crockpot/stovetop 1 gallon apple cider, 2 quarts apple juice, 1 whole orange sliced, one whole lemon, sliced, large chunk of peeled and sliced ginger, 4 cinnamon sticks, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon cloves, 1/2 teaspoon allspice. Combine in crockpot or stockpot and simmer on low heat for 1-2 hours. Serve in our unique mugs! Enjoy!!

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Ck_z5HlODIj/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Port City Pottery shared a post on Instagram: "For the holidays serve our favorite Apple Cider with one of our artist made mugs! The whole house will be scented with the festive spices. Handmade mugs make a perfect gift—plus guests can keep track of their own unique mug during the visit. Apple Cid...

Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts offers unique, handcrafted, and varied gifts for every person on your Holiday Shopping L...
11/14/2022

Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts offers unique, handcrafted, and varied gifts for every person on your Holiday Shopping List. Like and Follow us to see all the new gift ideas as you prepare for your own holiday celebrations. In the days to come we will feature great shopping finds, Recipies, holiday traditions from our members, and a feast for your eyes!

November really kicks off the Holiday Season, and gift giving is certainly on the mind!.We're so greatful to all our pat...
11/14/2022

November really kicks off the Holiday Season, and gift giving is certainly on the mind!
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We're so greatful to all our patrons who have supported us over the years, and we're so excited to announce that this Holiday Season, our shelves are going to be packed full of the Best locally handmade items around ❤
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Our artists have been working overtime to prepare for a few BIG days this month, including the 4th Friday Artwalk falling on Black Friday- and featuring the amazing Sara Westermark ( ) and Louise Giordano ( ), Small Business Saturday, *and* Artist Sunday!!
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We also have a few NEW artists to introduce to you! ❤ (There's just so many things!)
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Drop by soon, because items are moving quickly. Open Mon-Sat 10-5:30; Sun 12-4
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Come get lost in the magical little glass creations by Jim Downey ( ) ❤.Jim has been making flame-worked glass pieces si...
11/11/2022

Come get lost in the magical little glass creations by Jim Downey ( ) ❤
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Jim has been making flame-worked glass pieces since 1976- and it shows in his creativity and craftsmanship!
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Jim offers a variety of glass items- from straws, to pendants, to these gorgeous ornaments!
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Stop in soon and check out all of Jim's unique offerings!
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We welcome a new Fiber Artist to Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts:  Joyce Marks, an art quilter.  Please come in and see ...
11/11/2022

We welcome a new Fiber Artist to Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts: Joyce Marks, an art quilter. Please come in and see her remarkable fabric paintings. See more of Joyce's work here: https://www.portcitypottery.com/joyce-marks.html

Mixed media artist, Amy Lynn ( ) is always reinventing her approach to her lovely air plant wall hangings. .Drop in soon...
11/08/2022

Mixed media artist, Amy Lynn ( ) is always reinventing her approach to her lovely air plant wall hangings.
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Drop in soon to check out her newest monochromatic collection in this stunning series. But don't wait too long- Amy's beautiful pieces never hang around on our walls for very long before finding their forever homes ❤
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Each one of Jane Tinney's ( ) small ceramic figures seems to tell its own unique story- as original and honest as the sc...
11/03/2022

Each one of Jane Tinney's ( ) small ceramic figures seems to tell its own unique story- as original and honest as the sculpture itself.
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Jane's figures depict various stages of life, backgrounds, careers, activities, and sometimes even imagitive explorations all represented in a whimsical and colorful nature. ❤
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Jane's work is available exclusively at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts..stop in today and see all the lovely pieces she has to offer..
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We hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween!.Don't forget about us this week as you embark on all your holiday shopp...
11/02/2022

We hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween!
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Don't forget about us this week as you embark on all your holiday shopping!
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We've got such a special collection of locally handmade items- and new pieces coming in every week!
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Swing by, check us out, and show some local love this season!
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Come see these one of a kind fish ornaments and wine stoppers that Karen Harbaugh just brought into the gallery. They wo...
11/02/2022
Port City Pottery on Instagram: "Hot from the kiln, potter Karen Harbaugh, brought in these new fish ornaments and wine stoppers! If you love them, come and get them. These one of a kind pieces won’t last long!! ...

Come see these one of a kind fish ornaments and wine stoppers that Karen Harbaugh just brought into the gallery. They won’t last long and when they are gone, they are gone!!

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Ckd7Me-AyGT/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Port City Pottery shared a post on Instagram: "Hot from the kiln, potter Karen Harbaugh, brought in these new fish ornaments and wine stoppers! If you love them, come and get them. These one of a kind pieces won’t last long!! ...

Woodworker Brad Eklund and potter YiFnn Strickland continue to be featured until Black Friday!  Come see their work and ...
11/01/2022

Woodworker Brad Eklund and potter YiFnn Strickland continue to be featured until Black Friday! Come see their work and that of 20+ other 3D local artists.

The middle photo represents collaborative work by both artists.

Join us this evening from 6-9pm for Downtown Wilmington's October 4th Friday Artwalk!.This evening we will be featuring ...
10/28/2022

Join us this evening from 6-9pm for Downtown Wilmington's October 4th Friday Artwalk!
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This evening we will be featuring the creations of Brad and Hazel Eklund ( )!
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This wonderful woodworking duo offer everything from small magnets and keychains, to creative animal puzzles, to exquisite statement wall pieces.
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Don't miss the opportunity to meet these two talanted woodworkers and enjoy some light refreshments and local art.
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See you tonight!
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Address

307 N Front Street
Wilmington, NC
28401

WAVE Transit Free Trolley

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 10am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 5:30pm
Thursday 10am - 5:30pm
Friday 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday 10am - 5:30pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Telephone

(910) 763-7111

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~20 local artists in clay, wood, fiber, basketry, jewelry, glass, and multimedia show and sell their work at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts in The Cotton Exchange in beautiful downtown Wilmington NC! All work is hand-crafted with love in the southeastern area of North Carolina. OUR ARTISTS: Clay Kim Grisham, Karen Harbaugh, Patricia Hart, Dick Heiser, Pat Holleman, Lauren Rogers, Sybil West Baskets & Gourds Dory Maier, Dianne Masi, Melanie Walter Fiber Becky Bucci, Sally Eagon, Louise Giordano, Carol Langer, Iris Simmons

Glass Simone Bell, Jim Downey

Jewelry Sara Westermark, June Druchunis Metal Sculpture: Randy Chapman

Mixed Media Peg Latham Wood Brad Eklund, Bob Fowler, Jean LeGwin

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