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Haley on Apr 6, 20225 out of 5 stars
Very lovely! I was looking for a simple rustic moon earring for daily wear and these are perfect! They are a tad smaller that I had expected but I always trust the artist's judgment on those types of things, and they are great! Thank you so much!
bluecathy1004 on Feb 26, 20225 out of 5 stars
This is awesome!!!!! AAAA ++++++ Thanks, Cathy 👍👍👍👍👍
allybling on Jan 16, 20225 out of 5 stars
crazy fast shipping, GORGEOUS mug! I absolutely love it- Quality craftsmanship & excellent customer service!
Virginia Thompson on Jan 2, 20225 out of 5 stars
Yes and the person who received it, loved it
Bo on Aug 16, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful colors and quality craftsmanship!
Rebekah on Mar 6, 20215 out of 5 stars
Perfection! Purchased as a gift for my Mom and looking forward to surprising her. She is a fan of unique earrings and I know she will love these. Promptly shipped, beautifully wrapped, and arrived quickly. Well done. Thank you 😊!
Rebekah on Mar 6, 20215 out of 5 stars
Stoked to find this treasure. Locket is easily a new favorite. I love all the intricate details. So very pleased with purchase. Thank you 😊!
Morgan Alisha on Feb 1, 20215 out of 5 stars
The glaze on this mug is absolutely stunning! Perfect craftsmanship, lovely design and it brings me joy every time I use it!!
shelby on Dec 7, 20205 out of 5 stars
Wow! this mug is absolutely beautiful! so many details in the glaze and the unique shape make this such a gorgeous mug. my mom is going to love it and i may have to order myself one!
The Adventure of Seven Potters
In 2007 a group of seven local potters formed Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts, a cooperative gallery featuring all 3-D artisans. The energy and excitement for this new adventure from the members have made the gallery the success it as been for the last 13 years. Today there are 20+ members who participate in our gallery. Each person works one day a week and does other tasks to help the gallery. Your support of handmade at this time helps Galleries like ours to survive this Global Pandemic
During the COVID19 pandemic we are trying to offer new ways for our customers to find us. We are excited to bring handmade items from Wilmington, NC to you!
About Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts
Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts, in the historic Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington, is the first gallery in Wilmington dedicated exclusively to local, handmade, one-of-a-kind, three-dimensional art and craft by jury-selected coastal North Carolina artisans. We present decorative and functional works in clay, fiber/textiles, gourds, baskets, jewelry, mixed media, glass and wood in a beautiful setting in this early 20th century historic building.
Handmade objects, whether held, worn, or displayed, enrich our lives by connecting us with our humanity, creativity, and our history. It is evident when you enter Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts that all of the Gallery members are pursuing not only art but their passion.
Provide Wilmington residents and visitors the opportunity to purchase and enjoy high quality, locally-made fine crafts
Showcase the talents of diverse coastal North Carolina artisans
Educate the public about the value, traditions, techniques, and innovations of American-made fine crafts of today
Expand the scope of Wilmington's art gallery experience
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Maker, Jeweler, Curator
Sara is a self taught Metalsmith and has been working in the field for 14 years. Originally from Missouri, she moved to Wilmington, North Carolina 21 years ago. Sara has been a member of Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts gallery for 12 years.
Brad & Hazel Ecklund
Maker, Wood Worker, Board Member
Brad Eklund is an artist specializing in making designs of free-standing wooden jigsaw puzzles and intarsias. He and his wife Hazel have been creating wooden art since 2010. Their studio is nestled on the Green Swamp Nature Preserve.
Maker, Potter, Owner
Pat has been a potter for almost 50 years. She enjoys creating pots that are both pleasing to the eye and functional. She uses her pots as palates to create pieces that reflect her love of nature and her admiration of the Japanese masters.
Maker, Fiber Artist, Board Member
An early interest in knit and crochet turned into a passion for nuno felting. Louise creates wearable and functional art in these mediums, sometimes combining them. Her work is almost always original and her art may be worn in multiple ways.
Weaving is a curious blend of precision and freedom - weave structure varies little, but materials chosen can make surprising differences in the final product. My emphasis is on texture and color with occasional forays into traditional patterns.
Maker, Gourd Artist, Hand Dyed Silk Scarves
Dianne has been creating art most of her life. In early 2000 she was introduced to pine needle coiling and gourd art and instantly fell in love with it. Recently Dianne has added hand-painted painted silk scarves to her body of creative work.
Lauren is a Wilmington based potter who finds inspiration in the fluid movement & shifting palate of the ocean. She embodies these themes in her pots by asymmetrically pushing & pulling her clay during the forming, then layers glazes to move & blend.
Maker, Textiles, Mixed Media
Peg concentrates on transforming discarded items into new, useful, and creative objects. She deconstructs textiles, telephone wires, and existing jewelry-manipulating the materials into wearable art or home goods. Lowering what goes to landfills.
Maker, Wood Turner
I fell in love with wood when I began whittling as a child. I have discovered the endless possibilities of working on a lathe, and transforming lathe-turned objects using additional techniques such as dyeing, woodburning, texturing, and metal leaf.
Maker, Shipper, Steampunk Vintage Watch Jewelry
I love antiques - but jewelry and watches have always been high on the list. Being able to take a nonfunctional item and bring it back to life is really exciting to me. The beauty and details hidden on the old timepiece are re-lived in my jewelry.
Owner, Maker, Potter
Clay continues to enliven my life. Part of the wonder of handmade items is that they are rarely perfect, but the love for the work is found in the product. And every pot holds the potter's love for the work - truly from my hands to your heart.
Maker, Stained Glass Artist
I work in all facets of glass incorporating photography, fused glass, and stained glass to create my art as well as provide classes in stained and mosaic glass. I have also designed commission pieces for clients looking for something special.
Maker, Fiber Artist
There is something about the colors and textures in fabric that draw me in and inspire me. Creating handbags specifically seemed a great way to "carry" the fabric around. I hope you enjoy carrying it around with you too.
Maker, Board Member, Multi-Media Artist
I fell in love with wood in my Dad’s shop in High School. After retiring from my career in Analytical Chemistry, I retuned to my love of handmade pieces. I enjoy combining clay, wood, and stained glass in unique, unexpected, or whimsical designs.
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
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I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
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