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Pottery Books

The Mint Museum Shops are proud to be your source for pottery books of North and South Carolina pottery. Enjoy these numerous books, available at both of our museum locations.

  • Billy Ray

    Billy Ray Hussy: North Carolina Visionary Potter

    By James C. Jordan III, Daisy Wade-Bridges, Leonidas J. Beets and Dr. Bert and Mary Silverman

    This book contains three essays and a lengthy interview with Hussey. It gives a complete picture of his background, examines the inspiration for his work and details his stature among North Carolina potters. 1997

    Softcover | 8.5 x 11 inches
    36 pages | 197 illustrations; 23 color, 174 B&W images

    $20.00 | non-members #1389
    $18.00 | members 

  • Carolina Clay

    Carolina Clay: The Life and Legend of the Slave Potter Dave

    Leonard Todd

    Carolina Clay is a mesmerizing story about a slave known only as “Dave,” who learned to turn pots in South Carolina. Dave inscribed poems into his pots and signed them even though it was illegal to teach a slave to read or write in the antebellum South. 2008

    Hardcover | 6.5 x 9.5 inches
    317 pages | 56 illustrations; 28 color 

    $25.95 | non-members #3024
    $23.35 | members

  • craft

    Craft Heritage Trails of Western North Carolina, Third Edition

    Betty Hurst and Jay Fields

    A complete guide to craft galleries in Western North Carolina. It contains a list of locations, accommodations, operating hours, and selected maps. 2003

    Softcover | 5 X 8.5 inches
    247 pages | 439 illustrations; 413 color

    $19.95 | non-members #301
    $17.95 | members

  • craven

    Craven Family of Southern Folk Potters

    Quincy Scarborough

    This book follows an interesting genealogy format connecting the famous Craven dynasty of potters. It categorizes identifying makers with their marks, shows their techniques, and reveals where and when they worked. 2005

    Softcover | 8.5 x 11 inches
    143 pages | 116 illustrations; 29 color

    $39.95 | non-members #1095
    $35.96 | members

  • blue radge

    Handcrafted in the Blue Ridge

    Irv Green and Andrea Gross

    A comprehensive guide to the crafts, artisans, and studios of Western North Carolina. Provides a complete listing of addresses, prices, hours, phone numbers, and specialties. 1997

    Softcover | 5.5 X 7.5 inches
    299 pages | 68 illustrations

    $14.95 | non-members #1152
    $13.46 | members

  • NC Pottery

    North Carolina Pottery: The Collection of The Mint Museum

    Barbara Stone Perry

    This volume catalogues more than four hundred individual pieces in the museum’s collection and includes five essays by authorities in the field of ceramics, providing a visual and textual guide to a vibrant living craft. Illustrated with hundreds of color photographs, the catalogue includes descriptive entries on potters and their potteries. 2004 Mint Museum Publication.

    212 pages | 395 illustrations; 384 color
    9 x 12 inches

    $39.95 | non-members | Hardcover #1530
    $35.96 | members

    $24.95 | non-members | Softcover #1550
    $22.45 | members

  • ol

    O.L. Bachelder and His Omar Khayyam Pottery

    Pat H. Johnston and Disy Wade Bridges

    A partial reprint of the 1983 publication Oscar Louis Bachelder, A Mountain Visionary from the exhibition at The Mint Museum in November 2003. First published in 1983

    Softcover | 8.5 x 9 inches
    36 pages | 26 illustrations

    $9.50 | non-members #1649
    $8.55 | members  

  • raised

    Raised in Clay: The Southern Pottery Tradition

    by Nancy Sweezy

    A great reference book about Southern potters with detailed descriptions of their work, methods, and pottery type. Copyright 1984 by the Smithsonian Institution; first published by UNC Press in 1994.

    Softcover | 8 x 11 inches
    208 illustrations; 8 color

    $32.50 | non-members #1392
    $29.25 | members

  • turners

    Turners and Burners: The Folk Potters of North Carolina

    Charles G. Zug, III

    Learn the classic methods for making stoneware, from history to techniques and culture of North Carolina potters in the Piedmont. Includes extensive descriptions of pottery methods. 1986

    Softcover | 8.5 x 10 inches
    450 pages | 293 illustrations; 19 color

    $53.00 | non-members #1924
    $47.70 | members