The Festival is a juried event, and will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, NC. More than 115 potters and vendors will offer their wares and antiques. Items include historical pottery, textiles, baskets, furniture and miniature items; with contemporary potters selling items ranging from coffee mugs to amazing works of art.


The primary fundraiser for the Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival, is the Friday night Preview Party. Held the Friday night before the main event, the Preview Party offers guests an early buying opportunity. Along with a preview of potters' wares, Southern fare is served and live music.

Early-bird special Preview Party ticket buyers will be entered in a drawing for $200 in gift certificates to be used at the festival. To be eligible, tickets must be purchased by the deadline. Winner will be announced at the 7 pm opening on Preview Party night.

Reserve your Friday Night Preview Party Tickets Now!



Swirl Ware

We use a unique technique of layering multi-colored clays to produce vibrant swirled patterns in our wares.

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Hand Crafted Pottery

Each piece is meticulously formed with an attention to detail.

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A Piece of History

We use 19th century methods to produce our wares as well as local clays to represent a presence of time and place.

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"Come see what I have made"

"Come see what I have made!" This was a quote by a well known potter describing his desire for folks to come to his shop and kiln openings to see the hard work and creativity he had put into his work.  Every artist longs for their work to be seen and admired. Not necessarily for notoriety, but just for people to appreciate and acknowledge their work.

We strive to create unique hand-crafted art based on the idea that history has much to teach us of form and design. And by doing so, we will take Catawba Valley pottery into the future and keep the tradition strong.


Find your piece of history today...

We offer a wide selection of Catawba Valley pottery. Visit our online store today!