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2023 Dates to be announced

Mingle and meet the artists

Enjoy a wonderful evening of hors d'oeuvres and mingle with the artists.  Kicking off the festival, our professional potters will be exhibiting their finest pieces in a special showing at the Cowee School on Friday evening.  You’re given the opportunity to purchase some of the finest work from a variety of professional potters from near and far. The Master Potters' Exhibit will remain open during the duration of the show but our Mingle event is on Friday evening only. Tickets $15/person.  

Juried Pottery Show and Sale

We have created a premier pottery event in the Franklin, North Carolina area. Ticket price is $5/person for a full day of events.  Joe Frank McKee will entertain and amaze visitors with free demonstrations of his trash can raku techniques.  You can actually purchase demonstration pieces right out of the kilns.  You can reserve your tickets today at the ticket link.

Pottery show and awards

Join the fun by voting on your favorite potter’s booth display, your favorite pottery, and your favorite potter. Cash awards will be granted to winning potters.

Get tickets at the above ticket link. 

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Special Events

Saturday - all day

Joe Frank McKee will demonstrate Raku pottery and sell his own work

Master Potter:

Saturday - all day

Take a look at the competition! Our juried potters will display their best work for the judges

Juried Exhibit

Saturday - all day

Our juried potters will have booths of their work for you to browse & buy

Pottery Sale

Saturday - see schedule

Informational exhibits and presentations by local experts

Appalachian Pottery and Wedgewood


Our jury will choose the winners and prizes will be awarded

Awards Show

Contact Us

Do you have questions about our events, booking tickets, or how to get here? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We’d love to hear from you!

51 Cowee School Dr

Franklin, NC 28734

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