The Delhom Service League is the ceramics affiliate of The Mint Museum. It was organized in 1972 by Mellanay Delhom, who came to the Mint with her historical collection in 1967. Our mission is to create and nurture interest in ceramics, from ancient to contemporary. Multiple programs include talks by curators and other experts in the field of ceramics, and visits to museums and private collections, and focused ceramic studies. The annual Potters Market Invitational (coming September 8, 2018), featuring outstanding potters from across North Carolina, showcases the depth and breadth of ceramics in The Pottery State. Funds raised by this fall festival help support acquisitions to The Mint’s ceramics collection.

For inquiries and membership, please contact us at or call 704.337.2021. View the Delhom Service League on Facebook.

The Potters Market Invitational

More than 65 North Carolina potters will gather on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph to sell their creations at the Potters Market Invitational (PMI). PMI showcases the breadth and depth of work by makers in what has become known as the Pottery State. Enjoy this opportunity to purchase works of art directly from North Carolina ceramic artists.

Meet exceptional potters from Seagrove, the NC mountains, the Piedmont and the Catawba Valley. You’ll find works ranging from traditional functional wares to contemporary sculptural works. This is a fun-filled day including clay demonstrations, a pop-up cafe, and live music. Your ticket also includes admission to the Mint Museum Randolph and Mint Museum Uptown. Join us as a sponsor and get benefits including early admission.

Potters Market Invitation will return in 2020! For more information, please visit the Mint Museum Blog. Or  visit the Potters Market Invitational website.

For questions or additional information, contact

Potters Market Invitational is presented by the Delhom Service League, the ceramics affiliate of The Mint Museum, and helps fulfill Delhom’s mission to stimulate and develop interest in ceramics and promote ceramic arts and education. Many works have been added to the Mint’s well-known ceramics collection and to the Delhom-Gambrell Library through funds raised by the Delhom Service League through PMI.

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Celebrating the remarkable ceramic artists of today, Building on tradition and Embracing the past.


The Potters Market will return in 2020!

For more information, please visit our blog.

2019- 2020 Events
or see our brochure here.

November 13
Light Falling on Grass. Wayne Higby, Ceramic Artist, Professor of Ceramic Art, the Wayne Higby Director and Chief Curator, Alfred Art Museum, Alfred University.
6 PM Social | 6:30 PM Talk
Mint Museum Randolph

December 3 
DSL Members only Holiday Luncheon at Charlotte Country Club.
11 – 1 PM | Registration Required

January 22
You Broke the Buddha, now what? Lydia Thompson, Chair and Professor, Art and Art History Department, UNC Charlotte. Join program with Guild of Charlotte Artists.
6 PM Social | 6:30 PM Talk
Mint Museum Randolph

February 18
DSL Members only tour of the new exhibition Classic Black: The Basalt Sculpture of Wedgewood and His Contemporaries.” Brian Gallagher, Curator of Decorative Arts, The Mint Museum.
10 AM | Registration Required
Mint Museum Randolph

March 18
(tex)TILE. Shae Bishop, ceramic artist, clothing designer, furniture maker. Joint program with Friends of the Mint.
6 PM Social | 6:30 TALK
Mint Museum Randolph

April 21
A Passion for Porcelain. Leah Leitson, ceramic arts and instructor.
10 AM Social | 10:30 AM Talk
Mint Museum Randolph

May 19
DSL members only End-of-year social. Time and location TBD.
Registration required.

Fall 2020
Potters Market at the Mint. Pottery sale and festival by North Carolina ceramic artists.
Mint Museum Randolph. Updates here.