Delhom Service League

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 was planned for September 26, 2020 but has been postponed to September 25, 2021. 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 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

Program Calendar 2020-2021 will be announced soon


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.

Potters Market at the Mint – September 25, 2021
One day pottery sale by North Carolina ceramic artists.
Mint Museum Randolph

The event scheduled for September 26, 2020 has been postponed to September 25, 2021. The potters scheduled to participate in 2020 have been invited to come again in 2021. For the most up-to-date information, go to the Potters Market website.

In the meantime, please support the artists of the NC pottery community. You can view their work at Please consider purchasing directly from the artists on their own retail websites.