WNC Pottery Festival

November 2nd 2019 10am-5pm

The 2019 festival will be moving to Sylva, NC due to an upcoming DOT project. The new festival site is a short 1.5 mile drive away and we can’t wait to show you!

The festival will go on rain or shine.

Join us for our 15th annual festival!

This juried event showcases more than 40 master potters, with many demonstrations in a variety of techniques.

Come see why it's become a top arts event in the mountains, attended annually by several thousand aficionados of pottery.

Applications are closed for 2019

Email wncpotteryfest@gmail.com with any questions



  • Application Deadline – June 1

  • Notifications – July 1

  • Accept Invitation & Booth Purchase Deadline – August 1

  • Cancellation Deadline for refund – September 1

Image Guidelines

Submit 5 images total - 4 images representing the range of your work and 1 booth shot (outdoor)
Formatting Your Images (images formatted for ZAPP are perfect)

  • Dimensions: 1500 pixels on the longest side.

  • File Format: JPEG

  • Resolution:  300 dpi

  • Label images with artist name and number (name_1.jpeg, name_2.jpeg, etc)

The show will be moving locations this year due to a DOT project that will close a nearby bridge and consume the vast majority of the parking we’ve had available for the event in previous years.  Never fear though the new site is a short 1.5 miles away in Sylva!  We are already working with the chamber to spread word and are excited for the move.


Scroll down for the online application form


Please type N/A into any inapplicable fields.

Name *
Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
Phone *
Would you be willing to demonstrate throwing? *
Image Information

Don't forget to email your images to wncpotteryfest@gmail.com

Mail your $25 jury fee to:

PO Box 397  Dillsboro, NC 28725

Make Checks Payable to: WNC Pottery Festival