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

The Delhom Service League is the ceramics affiliate of The Mint Museum. Members enjoy the camaraderie of a group that shares an interest in the ceramic arts while expanding their knowledge and supporting the ceramics collection of The Mint. Other benefits of membership include participation in ‘members only’ travel opportunities and social events.

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. Over the past 40 years the focus of the group has expanded but the mission remains the same. Today the league presents nationally and internationally known speakers such as curators, educators, ceramic artists and other experts in the field of ceramics. It offers trips and tours to museums and private collections, as well as focused ceramic studies, many of which are free and open to all.

Delhom Service League has funded the acquisition of numerous objects for the Museum’s collection and has funded catalogues for ceramics exhibitions. It also makes contributions to the acclaimed Delhom-Gambrell Reference Library for the decorative arts.

The signature fundraising event is Potters Market at the Mint. This year it is planned for September 26, 2020. Since 2005 the event has delighted ceramics collectors and pottery fans alike with the opportunity to get to know dozens of North Carolina potters. The event showcases the depth and breadth of ceramics in what has become known as The Pottery State.

For membership inquiries and other information, contact us at delhomserviceleague@gmail.com or call 704.337.2021.

View the Delhom Service League rack brochure and Ceramics Series calendar.

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Potters Market at the Mint details can be found at pottersmarketatthemint.com

Program Calendar 2020


Talks, videos, panel discussions, hands-on sessions, and tours focused on ceramic art in all its fabulous forms. Programs are held at Mint Museum Randolph unless otherwise noted. Free to Mint members and the public.

Members only tour of Classic Black: The Basalt Sculpture of Wedgwood and His Contemporaries
February 18, 2020 | 10 AM
Mint Museum Randolph
Brian Gallagher, Curator of Decorative Arts, The Mint Museum. Registration required.

March 18, 2020 | 6 PM Social, 6:30 PM Talk
Shae Bishop, Ceramist, Clothing Designer, Furniture Maker
In Collaboration with the Friends of the Mint

A Passion for Porcelain
April 21, 2020 | 10 AM Social, 10:30 AM Talk
Mint Museum Randolph, Ivey and Auditorium
Leah Leitson, ceramic artist and Professor of Ceramics at Warren Wilson College

Members Only Spring Social
May 19, 2020 | 11 AM–1 PM
Off site. Registration required.

Potters Market at the Mint
September 26, 2020
Mint Museum Randolph
One day pottery sale by North Carolina ceramic artists. Updates at pottersmarketatthemint.com.