Tuesday, September 25, 2012

News and reminders from Melanie Heinrich, co-op member at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts:

MH Studios is owned by Melanie Heinrich. She creates a variety of gifts including granite trivets. The trivets come in all different shapes and sizes. Each trivet is hand broken into a special shape; the type of granite or marble will dictate where those breaks are made. All of the trivets are chamfered to ease any sharp edges, then sealed on top with a food grade sealer so food can be safely displayed and eaten from them. Elevated slightly with hardwood feet, they display beautifully on any table top. The bottom and sides of each trivet are sealed to bring out the granite’s natural beauty and to maintain the integrity of the stone. 

To use the trivet, you can either chill it in the refrigerator or not. To chill the trivet, place it in the refrigerator or freezer for at least 2 hours. Stone will retain its cool temperature, making it perfect for serving foods, such as butter and soft cheeses. It is even suitable when chilled for serving more delicate foods, such as sushi and caviar! Clean up with soap and water - a snap. Do not submerge in water or clean in a dishwasher. 

These beautiful stone trivets will set your table apart from any other. This is a perfect gift for the holidays, a wedding, anniversary, house warming gift, or birthday. Melanie has sold hundreds of these trivets and suggests a complimentary colored trivet to any existing counter top. A black trivet on a white counter top will show off any item that you display on it. Also consider displaying candles, cookies, scenting bottles, candies, use as a hot plate, cutting board; be creative, you can display almost anything! 

Prices range from $35 to $90, depending on the granite size and grade.  See images at :

Friday, April 27, 2012

Jemila Ericson Interviews Pat Holleman and Iris Simmons!

A wonderful interview with our managing partner, Pat Holleman, and one of our member artists, Iris Simmons, with Jemila Ericson of WHQR.

Please visit this link and listen to the interview.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts CELEBRATES!!!


FIVE years of success in The Cotton Exchange!  Who knew????  We are so incredibly proud of our owners (whose vision was shared), our artists (we are 20 in total!), our work (it's as varied as we are!), our loyal patrons and followers (locals and tourists alike!), our camaraderie, and of course, our sales record!

To celebrate this occasion, we invite you to attend our Gala Celebration on Friday, April 27 from 5 - 9 pm at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts.
  • Door prizes EVERY half-hour!  The prizes are handcrafted artwork from our 20 member artists.
  • All manner of refreshments - food and drink!
  • Celebratory cake by Hans Westermark, award-winning pastry chef!
  • Meet many of the artists in residence that evening!
Please come join the fun!  We look forward to seeing you!

Winner of Week Three's Door Prize:  Tom Brunton

Featured Artist for May: Dianne Masi, Gourds & Pine Needle Baskets

Meet Dianne and view her array of handcrafted decorated or painted
gourds and pine needle baskets!  

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

PCPFC'S 5th Anniversary Celebration - Week THREE!

The winner of the Sybil West Vessel is Julie Johnson!

On to Week THREE!

This weeks' drawing is for this 
Mary Holden-Hall crystalline vase!

  • Simply come in to Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts in The Cotton Exchange and fill out a slip with your name, phone number, and email address.
  • Purchase something from our 20 member artists and receive a second chance to win.
  • Drawing will be held on Sunday, April 22
Stay tuned for details of the grand celebration

 of our FIVE years in business during 

Fourth Friday Gallery Night 

 April 27 from 5 - 9 PM.

Monday, April 9, 2012

PCPFC's 5th Anniversary Month! WEEK TWO!

The Winner of the Pat Holleman Covered Dish with one of her signature glazes is 

Robin Kramer of Whiteville!  

Week TWO is now underway!

Sybil West
The drawing for this prized Sybil West "porcelain vessel with multiple overlapping slips" will be held next Sunday, April 15, at the end of the business day (4pm).  If you would like a chance to win it, simply drop by our gallery, located in The Cotton Exchange, any time this week.  Purchase anything at all and you will receive a second chance to win.  Be sure to fill out a slip when you enter and at the register.

Monday, April 2, 2012

5th Anniversary of Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts!

It is hard to believe, but five years ago a group of wise women potters decided they needed an outlet for their creations.  And wisely too, they realized they needed to include other artisans to provide to the public an array of local, handcrafted art and craft in a gallery exclusively of 3-dimensional artwork.  And so....Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts was born in The Cotton Exchange in beautiful downtown Wilmington, NC.

This month we celebrate their wisdom and our opening five years ago.  We are honoring our founders - l-r: Sybil West, Patricia Hart, Mary Holden-Hall, Pat Holleman - throughout this month culminating in a gala celebratory party on April 27 during Fourth Friday Gallery Walks. Details to follow soon.

Throughout the month, we will have WEEKLY drawings for handmade pottery by our founders.  Here's how it works:
  • Drop by, stop in, browse our gallery!  Fill out a door prize slip for a chance to win!
  • Purchase something from amongst our 20 member artists and receive ANOTHER chance to win.
  • Each Sunday we will select one winner from the week's slips and notify that person.
  • You must visit and/or purchase each week to be eligible for that week's drawing.
  • NO PURCHASE required!
WEEK ONE: Covered Dish by Pat Holleman

Winner to be announced on Sunday, April 8

 Be sure to follow our updates to see 

each week's giveaway!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Newletters Archives

All our recent past monthly newsletter - and ALL our future ones - will now be archived.  If you wish to subscribe, there's always a link to do so.  Click here to view!

And stay tuned....a new newsletter will appear (in your boxes and in the archive) on Tuesday!

Thanks, Constant Contact, for making this easy!