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Pottery 51

Pottery 51 We are a group of pottery artists dedicated to honing our craft in this cooperative studio space. Our gallery does not currently have official hours.

Pottery 51 is a cooperative arts center dedicated to the continuation of North Carolina’s rich pottery tradition; providing facilities for students, potters and clay artists to expand and nurture their creative expression and artistic skills. However, if you drive by and see our OPEN sign on, that means an artist is working and happy to invite you in! You may also schedule an appointment by messaging us on Facebook.

Did you know that our retail gallery is open every 2nd Saturday of the month? With nearly 30 local artists working out o...
06/07/2022

Did you know that our retail gallery is open every 2nd Saturday of the month? With nearly 30 local artists working out of our studio, our gallery is constantly changing.

We welcome you to visit us THIS SATURDAY in beautiful Downtown Mint Hill!

GALLERY OPENING! Join us for this month’s 2nd Saturday event. Our retail gallery hosts nearly 20 artists’ work in just a...
06/06/2022

GALLERY OPENING! Join us for this month’s 2nd Saturday event. Our retail gallery hosts nearly 20 artists’ work in just as many different styles. Saturday, June 11 from 10am-4pm. We hope to see you there!

Good morning! We are open today from 10am-4pmMother's Day is around the corner come and pick out a unique gift for your ...
04/09/2022

Good morning! We are open today from 10am-4pm
Mother's Day is around the corner come and pick out a unique gift for your mother!
7714 Matthews- Mint Hill RD

Good morning! We are open today from 10am-4pmMother's Day is around the corner come and pick out a unique gift for your ...
04/09/2022

Good morning! We are open today from 10am-4pm
Mother's Day is around the corner come and pick out a unique gift for your mother!
7714 Matthews- Mint Hill RD.

OPEN tomorrow 3/12 from 10am-4pm. Check out our stories to see what is new in the studio. See you tomorrow!
03/11/2022

OPEN tomorrow 3/12 from 10am-4pm. Check out our stories to see what is new in the studio. See you tomorrow!

Second Saturday gallery opening, stop by to shop from 20 plus potters,  tomorrow 10am-4pm.
02/12/2022

Second Saturday gallery opening, stop by to shop from 20 plus potters, tomorrow 10am-4pm.

Gallery is OPEN 10-4 this Saturday 2/12/2022. We will be open every 2nd Saturday so be sure to put it on your calendar! ...
02/09/2022

Gallery is OPEN 10-4 this Saturday 2/12/2022. We will be open every 2nd Saturday so be sure to put it on your calendar! ❤️❤️❤️

Building TALL takes ingenuity when you are vertically challenged. Can’t wait to see how your table base comes out  ❤️
02/07/2022

Building TALL takes ingenuity when you are vertically challenged. Can’t wait to see how your table base comes out ❤️

Our gallery will be open tomorrow (Sat. 1/8) from 10am-4pm, swing by to check out pottery made by local artists. We hope...
01/07/2022

Our gallery will be open tomorrow (Sat. 1/8) from 10am-4pm, swing by to check out pottery made by local artists. We hope you find a piece you love and would like to give it a new home or give as a gift to that someone special in your life. ❤️Cash, check or Venmo are the preferred payment methods.

THANK YOU to everyone that stopped by yesterday  Holiday Pop-up Shop! Over 50 kids made mini masterpieces to hang on the...
12/12/2021

THANK YOU to everyone that stopped by yesterday Holiday Pop-up Shop! Over 50 kids made mini masterpieces to hang on their trees or gift to their loved ones. Mint Hill, you really know how to show up and put on a spectacular event and Pottery 51 was glad to be a small part of it. ❤️

We’ll be  Holiday Pop-Up on Saturday selling ornaments! See you in front of Mint Hill Town Hall 12-4!
12/09/2021

We’ll be Holiday Pop-Up on Saturday selling ornaments! See you in front of Mint Hill Town Hall 12-4!

We’re getting new LED lights to replace the nasty fluorescent fixtures!!! Thanks to a great program from  where they pay...
12/08/2021

We’re getting new LED lights to replace the nasty fluorescent fixtures!!! Thanks to a great program from where they pay for up to 70% of the cost! >>>swipe for info about the program

We are thrilled with the show of support for handmade pottery! We’re here till 4pm. Pottery and earrings, and ornaments,...
12/04/2021

We are thrilled with the show of support for handmade pottery! We’re here till 4pm. Pottery and earrings, and ornaments, and free food!!

Additional parking at the rear entrance to the building. We hope to see you here!

7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd

Sale happening now! 12/4 until 4pm today!!!
12/04/2021

Sale happening now! 12/4 until 4pm today!!!

Join us tomorrow from 10-4 for our annual Holiday Sale. Shop from over 20 potters, enjoy some light refreshments, and fi...
12/03/2021

Join us tomorrow from 10-4 for our annual Holiday Sale. Shop from over 20 potters, enjoy some light refreshments, and finish your Holiday shopping with us. See you tomorrow!

Holiday Sale THIS Saturday, December 4. Free refreshments and lots of beautiful handmade pottery for sale. Hope to see y...
11/29/2021

Holiday Sale THIS Saturday, December 4. Free refreshments and lots of beautiful handmade pottery for sale. Hope to see you there!
—-Additional parking in the back of the building—-

Exciting news! Check out our event page!
11/15/2021

Exciting news! Check out our event page!

Our sweet studio member made a whole flock of birds for a garden totem project in conjunction with Carolina Clay Matters...
10/21/2021

Our sweet studio member made a whole flock of birds for a garden totem project in conjunction with Carolina Clay Matters. The guild Garden Project will culminate in November with an epic exchange of handcrafted pieces. We have multiple P51 members involved in this project. Can’t wait to see these birds fly off to their new homes and see the final stacks!!! Nice job Nelly!

ITKYK 🤣 Please head over to  Scarecrow contest page and vote for your favorite potters, Patrick and Demi! —> link in bio
10/19/2021

ITKYK 🤣 Please head over to Scarecrow contest page and vote for your favorite potters, Patrick and Demi! —> link in bio

Come see us today in front of  for the Tina Ross Afternoon in the park. Lots of great pottery and other handmade wares f...
10/02/2021

Come see us today in front of for the Tina Ross Afternoon in the park. Lots of great pottery and other handmade wares for sale. 11-5pm today!

05/26/2021

Some of the pots from our Raku firings. Lots of glaze experiments and horsehair pieces. What fun!

On May 15, we had an alternative firing day! We fired pots in 2 raku kilns (custom built by our members) and also did a ...
05/26/2021

On May 15, we had an alternative firing day! We fired pots in 2 raku kilns (custom built by our members) and also did a barrel firing. We learned a lot about glazes, reduction, and fire! Most importantly we had a great time being together on a beautiful day.

We’re thrilled to have some pottery from our artists on display  ! We love this town and are proud to support local busi...
05/06/2021

We’re thrilled to have some pottery from our artists on display ! We love this town and are proud to support local businesses.

Our spring production is ramping up with many of our potters participating in the upcoming Carolina Clay Matters Pottery...
04/14/2021

Our spring production is ramping up with many of our potters participating in the upcoming Carolina Clay Matters Pottery Market! So you can imagine what a wrench it throws in things when TWO kilns break at the same time! Many members chip in to keep the studio running - being a potter is about more than playing in clay!

Special thanks to Stone Thrown Pottery for developing mad skills to get new controllers installed in these two kilns. And thanks to Clay-King.com for stellar customer service and having supplies in stock and ready to go!

One of our members is learning how to throw big!!! ❤️❤️❤️
04/02/2021

One of our members is learning how to throw big!!! ❤️❤️❤️

A shout out to all the “helpers” this month,  our members have been such rockstars during this pandemic. ❤️. Many hands ...
03/11/2021

A shout out to all the “helpers” this month, our members have been such rockstars during this pandemic. ❤️. Many hands make light work!

Today turned into “shelf day” at the studio. We made some great progress cleaning up our shelves. Our members have been ...
02/26/2021

Today turned into “shelf day” at the studio. We made some great progress cleaning up our shelves. Our members have been very busy making birdhouses, planters, and so much more. Spring is on the way!

Our members have been busy creating in the studio. During these trying times, there is love and kindness all around. You...
01/28/2021

Our members have been busy creating in the studio. During these trying times, there is love and kindness all around. You just have to look for it. ❤️

Mixing glazes on the loading dock!!!!
06/28/2020

Mixing glazes on the loading dock!!!!

Charlotte Potters Together
05/07/2020

Charlotte Potters Together

Very happy that Maria Frey, Potteria, is joining us for the Charlotte Potters Together show, May 9, 10am. You can find her work at www.potteria.etsy.com

03/12/2020

Do you ever wonder what we do at our studio? Here is a little video of a bowl being made a few weeks ago?

Mugshot Monday!
03/09/2020

Mugshot Monday!

Our members are busy this week! ❤️
03/05/2020

Our members are busy this week! ❤️

Important info about the Max McLeod Memorial Scholarship Fund and memorial/celebration of life services for our dear fri...
02/13/2020

Important info about the Max McLeod Memorial Scholarship Fund and memorial/celebration of life services for our dear friend and long time member of Pottery 51, Max McLeod

Pottery 51's cover photo
02/08/2020

Pottery 51's cover photo

Work in progress...
01/30/2020

Work in progress...

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7714C Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, NC
28227

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About the Studio

Pottery 51 is a cooperative arts center dedicated to the continuation of North Carolina’s rich pottery tradition; providing facilities for more than 20 potters and clay artists to expand and nurture their creative expression and artistic skills. If you drive by and see our OPEN sign on, that means an artist is working and happy to invite you in! Please stop by! All other gallery visits are by appointment only.

Please note: We are a members’ co-op only, and do not offer classes.

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I want to invite members of this group to check out some of the fabulous pottery auction items available in the Canopy Housing Foundation's Virtual Holiday Auction. It is a great opportunity to do some holiday shopping and helping support unmet housing needs in our community. www.bidforcanopy.com

(If this is not allowed for posting, please delete - and I apologize)
New Work!
I am interested in purchasing something -- how do I find out when you are open?
Good morning, sent a message
Do you have hours you are open for purchasing pottery?
I teach pottery and glass classes and I have found myself without a kiln this week. My new kiln will not arrive in time to fire the elephant bowls that my class made. Can I pay someone to fire these for me or do you know where I can?

Thanks!!
do you have any pottery plates that look like leaves?
Thanks, Denise and Maria, for your kind patience with us newbies at yesterday's hand-building workshop. Your easy going teaching styles made the afternoon fun and stress-free. It was amazing learning the simplicity of the basics, and just how easy it is to make something interesting with clay. The hardest part was deciding what to make! Thanks for doing the glazing for us. I can't wait to see our finished products!
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