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Stories of Impact: North Carolina Pottery Center


North Carolina Pottery Center is the only statewide facility in the nation devoted solely to pottery. Their mission is to share North Carolina’s clay stories, past and present. North Carolina Pottery Center works to promote public awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina through educational programs, public services, collection and preservation, and research and documentation.


In 2021, North Carolina Pottery Center received a North Carolina Humanities American Rescue Plan Humanities Grant to help sustain their operations through the COVID-19 pandemic.


“Receiving an American Rescue Plan Humanities Grant from North Carolina Humanities this fall (2021) is a helpful lifeline for us here at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, as we continue to weather and navigate the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lindsey Lambert, Executive Director of the North Carolina Pottery Center.


“Every bit of funding received helps us to best fulfill our mission.”


North Carolina Humanities awarded a total of $1,271,060 in American Rescue Plan Humanities Grants to 90 North Carolina cultural organizations in September 2021. Funding for North Carolina Humanities American Rescue Plan Humanities Grants was provided to North Carolina Humanities by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), approved by Congress and signed into law by President Biden in March 2021. To see a list of all 90 grantees visit


Stories of Impact is a limited-time blog series that highlights various North Carolina Humanities American Rescue Plan Humanities Grant recipients and their amazing work across the state.