Wildacres Retreat Wildacres Lodge

Conference center pottery workshop, exteriorWildacres Pottery Shop

The Wildacres pottery shop was opened in 1991. Ceramics has become a wonderful part of the programs of Wildacres Retreat.

Equipment was purchased with a grant from the Fletcher Foundation and the shop was designed by Norm Schulman, a nationally known potter.

The facility is used by various potters for workshops and by other groups offering pottery workshops as part of their programs.

Conference center pottery workshop, interiorThe shop contains fourteen potter's wheels, slab roller, extruder, drying booth, work tables, two gas kilns, and two electric kilns. It is a great working space for up to 16 to 18 people.

There are times during the season that groups do not completely fill the retreat. Small groups of potters are invited to use the facility during these periods.

Guilds, clubs, schools that teach pottery, and other interested organizations should contact Wildacres about use of the shop.

2019 Pottery Schedule

Spring Gathering April 15 - 21 Pots produced at conference center workshop
Carolina Clay Connections April 25 - 28
Creative Sculpture May 20 - 26

Rising Sun Pottery

June 30 - July 6

Judy Mooney Memorial Sculpture Group August 19 - 25

Rising Sun Pottery

September 2 - 8

Cynthia Lee Handbuilding

September 16 - 22

Cynthia Bringle Pottery

September 23 - 29

Magic and Mystery of Mosaic

September 23 - 29

Carolina Clay Connections October 3 - 6

Fall Gathering

October 28 - November 3