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.
21st Annual Mug Sale
Our 21st Annual Mug Sale, "mugs for mutts & cups for cats," will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 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. 75% of gross proceeds will go the Humane Society. See our Workshops and Special Events page for more information.
Workshop and Special Events
April 10, 2018 - 21st Annual "Mug for Mutts & Cups for Cats" Humane Society benefit
May 5-19, 2018 - Dan Finch Pottery with Tom Coleman & Chris Gustin - Woodfire Workshop
May 12, 2018 - Rising Sun Pottery Raku Saturday
July 1-7, 2018 - Wildacres 21st Annual Summer “It was a dark and stormy night pottery guild" workshop
September 3-9, 2018 - Wildacres 8th Annual Fall “It was a dark and stormy night pottery guild" workshop
October 9, 2018 - Hospice Palliative Care Lincoln County Soup Bowl Sale
October 13, 2018 - Raku Saturday
October 22-28, 2018 - Nature Printers Society of America @ Wildacres
October 29-November 4, 2018 - Wildacres Fall Artist Gathering