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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

Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts in The Cotton Exchange
307 North Front Street
Wilmington NC 28401

Phone: 910-763-7111

Operating as usual

Potter Karen Harbaugh recently filled her shelves with some brand new bright and BOLD slabbuilt tropical fish (along wit...
06/09/2022

Potter Karen Harbaugh recently filled her shelves with some brand new bright and BOLD slabbuilt tropical fish (along with some of her regular fan favorites- like her piggy bank robots and soft textured luminaries)!
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Drop by today and check out everything our talanted artists have to offer!
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Open Mon-Sat 10-5:30; Sun 12-4
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#handbuiltceramics #ncpottery #ilmart #robots #fish #motherofpearl #pearllustre #shopsmall #giftideas #bringitdowntownilm #bringitdowntown @shopcottonexchangeilm

"What started as a hobby twelve years ago has flourished into a stained and fused glass business, Glass by Simone.  .The...
06/07/2022

"What started as a hobby twelve years ago has flourished into a stained and fused glass business, Glass by Simone.
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The glass bug took hold when I entered one of my fabricated stained glass pieces into a local competition at a stained glass shop celebrating the Annual International Art Glass Month in April 1999. The art piece won the People's Choice Award, and I subsequently sold my 1st piece"
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⬆️ Just a beginning excerpt from glass artist, Simone Bell's artist bio!..Stop in today and see where the last twelve years of creating has taken Simone's beautiful glasswork!!
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Open Mon-Sun 10-5:30; Sun 12-4
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#stainedglass #madeinnc #ilmart #shopsmall #smallbusiness #supportartists #giftideas #fathersday #glassslumping #glasswork @shopcottonexchangeilm

Please help support us during Downtown Wilmington construction and beautification AND have a chance to win $200 weekly.W...
06/03/2022

Please help support us during Downtown Wilmington construction and beautification AND have a chance to win $200 weekly.

With each pyurchase, fill out the back of this card available at all participating downtown shops, including Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts. You could be a winner!

"After living in Japan and falling in love with pottery, Sybil West (@sybilpots ) has been playing in clay ever since. C...
06/02/2022

"After living in Japan and falling in love with pottery, Sybil West (@sybilpots ) has been playing in clay ever since. Clay continues to bring her deep joy. The infinite possibilities of this medium continue to challenge her creativity by experimenting with glaze combinations, materials, and forms. Where her heart has led, she followed, and it made all the difference."
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Stop in today and check out the beautiful vessels Sybil has to offer on her shelves ❤
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And don't forget Father's Day is just over 2 weeks away (Sun 6/19)!
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Open Mon-Sat 10-5:30; Sun 12-4
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#madeinnc #ilmart #artsfriendly #artsinwilmington #bringitdowntown #bringitdowntownilm #ncpottery #functionalpots #porcelain #stonewarepottery #cone10 @shopcottonexchangeilm

The summer season is here, and its time to celebrate! (Just like these quarky little upcycled sculptures by Randy Chapma...
05/31/2022

The summer season is here, and its time to celebrate! (Just like these quarky little upcycled sculptures by Randy Chapman (@happyscrapsmetal ) )
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So bring the whole family downtown and enjoy the awesome dining and shopping that our beautiful Port City has to offer!
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And while your down here, don't forget to drop by our sweet little gallery nestled right inside the Cotton Exchange (@shopcottonexchangeilm )!
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We've got lots of fabulous LOCALLY MADE art that you won't want to miss!
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Open Monday- Saturday 10-5:30; Sunday 12-4
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#madeinnc #ilmart #artsfriendly #artsinwilmington #bringitdowntownilm #bringitdowntown @shopcottonexchangei #supportartists #supportsmallbusiness #lovelocal #buyhandmade #repurposed #upcycled #scrapmetalart #tinysculpture

Join us this evening (5/27) for downtown Wilmington's 4th Friday Artwalk, from 6-9!.Stop in and celebrate all our talant...
05/27/2022

Join us this evening (5/27) for downtown Wilmington's 4th Friday Artwalk, from 6-9!
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Stop in and celebrate all our talanted local makers and phenomenal art they pour their heart and souls into ❤
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See you there!
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#artwalk #downtownwilmington #bringitdowntownilm #bringitdowntown #ilmart #artsfriendly #artsinwilmington #shopsmall #buyhandmade #coopgallery #ilmevents #portcitypottery

05/26/2022

Our latest mugs!!

Summer is heating up, and we love all the opportunities for some backporch fun here in the Cape Fear!...Whether its serv...
05/25/2022

Summer is heating up, and we love all the opportunities for some backporch fun here in the Cape Fear!..
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Whether its serving up homemade ice cream, seasoning that garden fresh salad, cracking open a cold one, or enjoying an evening glass of wine- Jean Legwin is sure to have the perfect woodturned accessory to assist in your leisurely needs! 🥰
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Functional, original, and ergonomic..these pieces will be a conversation starter at any table! Drop by today and pick one up for your next family gathering!
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And don't forget to swing by and see us this Friday (5/27) for Downtown Wilmington's monthly 4th Friday Artwalk, from 6-9pm!
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#handmade #madeinnc #ilmart #artsfriendly #artsinwilmington #shopsmall #buyhandmade #supportartists #bringitdowntownilm #bringitdowntown @shopcottonexchangeilm #4thfridayartwalk #artwalk @artscouncilwilm #ilmevents #fathersday #giftideas #woodworking #woodturning #icecreamscoop #bottleopener #winestopper #saltandpeppershaker

Lovely new works by jeweler, Chris Higgins (@fishbone_designsus ).Chris uses organic shapes, textures, and semi precious...
05/21/2022

Lovely new works by jeweler, Chris Higgins (@fishbone_designsus )
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Chris uses organic shapes, textures, and semi precious stones to accent her beautiful and unique handmade pieces.
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Stop in today and check out all of Chris' awesome offerings ❤
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#madeinnc #ilmart #artsfriendly #artsinwilmington #shopsmall #supportartists #supportsmallbusiness #jeweler #necklace #cuff #wearables #turquoise #semipreciousstones #preciousstones @shopcottonechangeilm #bringitdowntownilm #bringitdowntown

"Jim Downey began his career in 1978 as a "scientific glassblower" making chemistry apparatus and vacuum tubes. .He alwa...
05/20/2022

"Jim Downey began his career in 1978 as a "scientific glassblower" making chemistry apparatus and vacuum tubes.
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He always planned on having his own glass business, and after 31 years finally realized his dream. Working glass rods and tubes in the torch flame and making glass art pieces that people appreciate are music to his soul.
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He also donates as much time as possible to non profit organizations, particularly sea turtle protection groups."
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Above is just a little info on our flame-worked glass artist, Jim Downey ( @jimdowneyart ) ..Jim creates beautiful glass turtles, pendants, hanging orbs and so much more!
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Drop in today to see Jim's amazingly beautifully crafted glasswork ❤
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Open Mon-Sat, 10-5:30; Sun 12-4
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#glasswork #seaturtle #flamework #torchwork #glassartist #oceaninspired #glassorbs #handmade #madeinnc #ilmart #artsfriendly #bringitdowntownilm #bringitdowntown #shopsmall #supportlocalartists @shopcottonexchange

Jane Tinney (@janetinneyartist ) uses patterned textures and bold colors to accent her whimsical and lighthearted clay f...
05/14/2022

Jane Tinney (@janetinneyartist ) uses patterned textures and bold colors to accent her whimsical and lighthearted clay figures.
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These little guys are sure to put a smile on anyone's face!
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Stop in today to see all the unique pieces Jane has to offer!
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Open Mon-Sat 10-5:30; Sun 12-4
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#ncpottery #madeinnc #ilmart #artsfriendly #shopsmall
#supportartists #buylocal #buyhandmade #coopgallery #clayfigure #smallsculpture

"I listen to the voices in my head… they tell me things. I take in what the world offers, process it in some fashion and...
05/10/2022

"I listen to the voices in my head… they tell me things. I take in what the world offers, process it in some fashion and then out it comes, manifested in clay. All my life, that is how long I have been doing art of some sort. My mom was a painter and ceramist, my dad a woodworker, my uncle a dancer. I was surrounded by creative people. I never took art classes (formal training) until a senior in high school. This followed with a BFA at Western Carolina and a MFA at East Carolina.
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I appreciate formal training, but I take some issue with directives… You know, this is the right way to do something and that is the wrong way. I keep looking for the rule book, I suppose it is somewhere."
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Just a little excerpt taken from our website, written by potter Richard Heiser (@edenton_bay_clayworks ) ..
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Stop in today to check out all of Richard's creatively beautiful pots!
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Open Mon-Sat 10-5:30; Sun 12-4
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#ncpottery #madeinnc #ilmart #artsfriendly #bringitdowntownilm #bringitdowntown #wheelthrown #cone10 #pottery #handmade #shopsmall #buylocal #supportartists #supportsmallbusiness

Mother's Day is tomorrow! Shop local and show Mom how much you care with a thoughtful handmade gift. ❤.Open Mon- Sat, 10...
05/07/2022

Mother's Day is tomorrow! Shop local and show Mom how much you care with a thoughtful handmade gift. ❤
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Open Mon- Sat, 10-5:30; sun 12-4
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#shopsmall #buyhandmade #mothersday #giftideas #lovelocal #supportartists #supportsmallbusiness #madeinnc #bringitdowntown #bringitdowntownilm #woodburning #steampunk #jewelry #stainedglass #ceramics #gourdart #fiberarts #loomwork #basketweaving #enamalednecklace #wheelthrown #slabbuilt

Lovely creations for all the moms out there - or really for any lovely lady in your life.#mothersday #mothersdaygift #mo...
05/06/2022

Lovely creations for all the moms out there - or really for any lovely lady in your life.

#mothersday #mothersdaygift #mothersday2022 #portcitypottery #giftsformom #giftsforher #ilmart #jewelry #woodworking #BringItDowntownILM #giftsideas #textiles #glass #pottery #ceramics #baskets #gourds #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #3dart #homedecor #andmore

It's never too late to think of ALL the MOMS on Mother's Day. Make this one special with a gift from @Port City Pottery ...
05/05/2022

It's never too late to think of ALL the MOMS on Mother's Day. Make this one special with a gift from @Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts.

Mothers Day is this weekend (Sun 5/8)!  -So don't forget about Mom, Grandma, or whoever that Special Lady is in your lif...
05/03/2022

Mothers Day is this weekend (Sun 5/8)! -So don't forget about Mom, Grandma, or whoever that Special Lady is in your life!
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Be sure to stop in this week, and find that perfect gift for everyone on your list!
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Open Mon-Sat 10-5:30; Sun 12-4
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#mothersday #giftideas #specialoccasions #buyhandmade #buylocal #shopsmall #supportartists #supportsmallbusiness #coopgallery @shopcottonexchangeilm #bringitdowntownilm #bringitdowntown #ilmart #artsfriendly #artsinwilmington #jewelry #woodworking #pottery #upcycledart #fiberarts

Don't forget Mom, Grandma, and any other "mom!"We have gifts for everyone on your list - wearables, jewelry, pottery, ba...
05/02/2022

Don't forget Mom, Grandma, and any other "mom!"

We have gifts for everyone on your list - wearables, jewelry, pottery, baskets, glass and so much more to explore at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts!

#gifts #giftsformom #ilmart #mothersday #mothersdaygiftideas #wearableart #jewelry #pottery #3dart

Simone Bell produces beautiful glass creations using every technique from glass slumping to glass fusing. She cuts, weld...
04/28/2022

Simone Bell produces beautiful glass creations using every technique from glass slumping to glass fusing. She cuts, welds, assembles, and soders beautiful hanging stained glass window pieces as well as tiny lovely jewelry boxes.
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Simone's elegant glasswork a testiment to her years of dedication to her craft. And we're so fortunate to have her as part of our gallery!
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Stop in this week to see some of Simone's beautiful pieces!
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Open Mon-Sat 10-5:30; Sun 12-4
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#madeinnc #ilmart #artsinwilmington #artsfriendly #bringitdowntownilm #bringitdowntown #stainedglass #glasswork #glassslumping #fusedglass #madeinnc @shopcottonexchangeilm

Thanks to all who came out to this past 4th Friday Artwalk!..We had a wonderful 15 year celebration with all of you! We ...
04/25/2022

Thanks to all who came out to this past 4th Friday Artwalk!..We had a wonderful 15 year celebration with all of you! We couldn't be more greatful! ❤
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As we look towards the next few weeks, don't forget that Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 8! Our artists have been diligently working to create unique, and one of a kind pieces perfect for Mom..so be sure to stop in!
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Pictured, are a few lovely Steampunk inspired pendants by jeweler June Druchunas (@victorianmagpie ) ❤
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#steampunk #jeweler #victorianera #industrialrevolution #wearables #madeinnc #ilmart #artsfriendly #artsinwilmington #supportartists #supportsmallbusiness @shopcottonexchangeilm #bringitdowntownilm #bringitdowntown

Join us tonight as we celebrate 15 years in The Cotton Exchange.  Enjoy this GORGEOUS cake by Apple Annie's Bake Shop’s ...
04/22/2022

Join us tonight as we celebrate 15 years in The Cotton Exchange. Enjoy this GORGEOUS cake by Apple Annie's Bake Shop’s talented Hans Westermark as well as wine, door prizes, musical entertainment, and a viewing of a brand new video of our gallery and members at work.

Come hang with us tonight (4/22) for the 4th Friday Artwalk from 6-9pm!.This month we're celebrating 15 years of providi...
04/22/2022

Come hang with us tonight (4/22) for the 4th Friday Artwalk from 6-9pm!
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This month we're celebrating 15 years of providing quality handmade crafts to the Cape Fear region!- certainly something that would not be possible without YOU!
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So join us this evening for gift card and handmade giveaways, live music, wine, and @appleanniesbakeshop cake! ❤
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Important!!- While there is construction happening on Front Street near the the entrance of the Cotton Exchange (@shopcottonexchangeilm ), the front doors and sidewalk ARE STILL OPEN!...In addition, the Cotton Exchange parking lot is also STILL OPEN- however access into the lot is now currently FROM Water Street onto Grace 💗
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Hope to see you all tonight!
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#4thfridayartwalk #artwalk #artsfriendly #ilmart #artsinwilmington #ilmevents #shopsmall #buyhandmade #buylocal #supportartists #supportsmallbusiness #coopgallery #bringitdowntownilm #bringitdowntown #finecraft #madeinnc #fiberarts #woodworking #pottery #metalsmith #jewelrymaking #basketweaving #gourdart #stainedglass #woodburning

04/22/2022
Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts' 15th Anniversary

Enjoy our 15th Anniversary video and get a sneak peak of all that we and our artists have to offer. Celebrate with us tonight (April 22 6-9PM). Browse, shop, and enjoy our art any day. Our member artists work every day in the shop and can answer questions and guide you throughout the gallery.

04/22/2022

In honor of our 15th Anniversary in The Cotton Exchange in historic downtown Wilmington NC, we present this brand new video of our gallery and member artists. Come celebrate with us tonight (April 22 6-9PM) and browse and shop any day. One or more of our artists are always on duty and can answer questions and guide you around the shop.

Come celebrate 15 years in business with Port City Pottery and Fine Crafts this Friday, April 22nd from 6-9pm!!! For the...
04/21/2022

Come celebrate 15 years in business with Port City Pottery and Fine Crafts this Friday, April 22nd from 6-9pm!!! For the past 15 years, we have provided the the Cape Fear Region with the finest 3-D art and craft by hometown artists!! We will be celebrating with door prizes, gift certificates, and @appleanniesbakeshop cake and wine!! #downtownilm #ilm #fourthfriday #artgallery #finecraft @ncartscouncil @scorecapefear #womensupportingwomen #womenownedbusiness #

Address

307 N Front St
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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