Rising Sun Pottery, a full service pottery studio, is open to the public and is located two blocks from Courthouse Square in historic downtown Lincolnton, North Carolina. Steeped in 200-years of North Carolina's Catawba Valley pottery tradition, our students and studio potters use wheel thrown and hand built techniques to create beautiful utilitarian and folk inspired pottery, many of which are available in our retail gallery.
Conveniently located on Highway 321 halfway between Hickory (I-40) and Gastonia, NC (I-85), we offer everything from
adult instructional classes in wheel-turning and
studio rental space for the emerging or
experienced potter with no room at home to
retail/wholesale sales of clay, dry materials,
tools, equipment, kilns and equipment repair
Workshops are also offered at Rising Sun
throughout the year for raku firings, hand
209 South Academy Street Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092
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building, a "big pots" workshop, and potters' retreats at Wildacres Retreat
Conference Center in Little Switzerland, North Carolina.
Browse our Web site, and if you have questions not answered here, please call or send us an e-mail.
Rising Sun News
20th Annual Mug Sale
Our 20th Annual Mug Sale, "mugs for mutts & cups for cats," will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 5 PM. Everyone is invited to join us as we raise money and awareness for the Humane Society of Lincoln County Spay/Neuter Clinic. We will have collector face mugs(by lottery) for sale along with mugs and cups of different colors and shapes. Desserts and drinks are furnished with a mug purchase. 70% of gross proceeds will go the the Humane Society. See our Workshops and Special Events page for more information.
New Studio Manager
Rising Sun Pottery would like to welcome Carla Ketola as our new studio manager. Carla replaces Wendy Edwards who was with Rising Sun for 8 years before retiring to her new studio at home. Best of luck to Wendy and thanks for all the good years.
Workshop and Special Events
April 17-23, 2017 Wildacres Spring Artist Gathering
May 1-5, 2017 Wildacres “Try it On at Wildacres” art classes
May 13, 2017 Rising Sun Pottery Raku Saturday
July 2-8, 2017 Wildacres 20th Annual Summer "it was a dark and stormy night pottery guild" workshop
July 23-29, 2017 Wildacres, Southern Federation Mineralogical Society
September 4-10, 2017 Wildacres 7th Annual Fall "it was a dark and stormy night pottery guild" workshop
September 30, 2017 Raku Saturday
October 5-8, 2017 Dan Finch Pottery w/ Tom Coleman, Randy Brodnax, Don Ellis
October 10, 2017 Hospice Palliative Care Lincoln County Soup Bowl Sale
October 23-29, 2017 Wildacres Fall Artist Gathering