Catawba Valley Pottery--Collectible Sale

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Nov 22
4pm to 7pm
Nov 23
9am to 2pm


In order for entrance into the sale to be fair, orderly and safe for everyone and the pottery a solution was inspired by a tradition used by some of the valley’s best known potters. At 8:45AM on Saturday numbers will drawn randomly to determine the order for going inside. Each person may then select one piece of pottery. Payment will be made and pottery taken to the buyer’s vehicle. Those who want to purchase more may draw a new number for going in a second time (after all the first-timers have entered) when multiple pieces may be purchased--THAT NUMBER WILL BE DETERMINED ON SALE DAY.

Because this sale is in two rooms of the owners' residence--with pottery on shelves, table tops, counters and in cabinets--the owners want the sale entrance to be paced and the number of folks inside at any one time to be determined by what is both appropriate for viewing the pottery and for having guests in their home. No children will be allowed inside. Service animals may enter but no pets/comfort animals.

Cash. Check if cashiers know you. ATM on site.

Follow red signs from Sherrills Ford Presbyterian Church on sale days.

Please enter at your own risk--not responsible for accidents. Any breakage of pottery will, however, be the responsibility of the person who caused it to happen.

Breaking News:  Lots of great pieces remain for Saturday sale.  Buying pottery is a great way to add some sunshine to a rainy day, right? 

Two new photos just added on Wednesday evening of very unusual Lisk piece--a whiskey keg.  If you want to check it out, they are the last two photos in the picture section on this site. 

There is an unusual opportunity coming the weekend before Thanksgiving.  A Sherrills Ford (Catawba County, NC) family has decided to sell their pottery collection.  It includes a bounty of Burlon (and some Donald and Dwayne) Craig pieces, quite a bit of Charles Lisk (lots of large faces), a wide assortment of Richard Kale, some very early Catawba Valley pieces (unsigned), Steve Abee, Albert Hodge, Joe Reinhardt, Walter Fleming, Minnie Rogers, Kim Ellington (even a face jug), Kathy Richards, a few Meaders, Dale Costner, random Seagrove items (including a bowl by a very young Ben Owen III), a variety of other known potters and a section of single pieces by a potters that only you may recognize!

Breakfast biscuits and lunch hotdogs/burgers for sale on Saturday by Sherrills Ford Presbyterian Church.  

Possible reductions after 12PM Saturday.                           

This is not a commercially-produced sale.  Just some friends helping out friends.  So there will be no previews or early private sales, nor will individual questions about prices, etc. be a possibility.

This sale is limited in scope--it is all about pottery--but it has a wide range of potters within it.  It is a great opportunity to own pieces that are not produced any more.  Please share this information with others who you think might be interested.


All Burlon Craig.  But not all of the Burlon Craig.There are miniatures also.  Lots of them.Some of the pieces are inscribed.There are swirls . . .birdhouses, jugs and  teapots . . . . . . smaller faces and bean pots.There are pieces with lids, two color swirls . . .candle holders, a piggy bank . . .tri-color swirls, a pinch jug and a jug whose expression looks just-pinched?Simply a wide variety of Burlon's pottery,To be simply admired or purchased.Bottom two shelves are Burlon's. Top two shelves are his son's, Don and his grandson's, Dwayne.  Three generations.  l-r  Burlon, Donald (with a slightly Elvis look?) and Dwayne.Another Dwayne--a 12 gallon jar.All Dwayne.  Check out the cowboy hat-wearing snake on the left.And two of Dwayne's piggy banks.All early Catawba Valley pottery.  Unsigned.Corner shelves filled with Marie Rogers' (GA) pottery.  Hand inscribed Charlie Lisk.A wide variety of Charlie Lisk . . . With a wide variety of expressions . . .on their faces.Two of Charlie's on the left.  Steve Abee's, equally as expressive, on the right.A Charlie snake jar . . .or two.  Interesting.  Each snake has three teeth.Talking it over.  Kim Ellington face jug (He doesn't make many of these.) on the left, Richard Kale in the center and a premier Charlie on the right. Kim Ellington.An owner favorite,  Kathy Richards. So much detail on such small pieces.  Steve Abee swirls.Albert Hodge.Joe Reinhardt.Julia Rush.A variety of potters on display here.  Richard Kale on the right half.All Richard Kale's work. Local to the area. From nearby Bandys Crossroads.Kale.  Note the rope decoration.Swirl jug with decorated snake.Richard Kale in blue.The tall and short of it; Richard Kale.Two smallish (not miniature) Kale faces.And then there is more Kale color!Walter Fleming trio.Meaders Pottery (GA)--Clete, David and Anita represented in the sale.  Crocker Pottery (GA)Seagrove is also represented by a variety of potters--including this little bowl with blue interior made by a teenage Ben Owens III.Williamsburg (VA) pottery in an assortment of shapes.And then there is a large  number of pieces--where you may recognize the name on those treasures when we do not.  Or they may just speak to you in a unique way.  They would like a new home, too.  Charlie Lisk Whiskey Keg.  One of 4 made and this is the only one that survived the firing.The pattern on one end of the keg.  Has cracks on the other end but still an unusual design.  Price will include current stand it is sitting in.

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