Orange Street Pottery

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Orange Street Pottery has been a part of the Community Arts Center since 1982.  It is a non-profit teaching studio which offers pottery classes for all skill levels. Orange Street Pottery also sponsors a clay guild (Coastal Carolina Clay Guild) which has 100 members from the coastal regions of North and South Carolina. 

The students at Orange Street Pottery and many members of the guild donate time and artwork to the community in various ways. They make the majority of the ceramic bowls for The Empty Bowls Project; donate ceramic art to benefit organizations; volunteer in schools; and mentor high school art students' senior projects. 

The major fundraiser is the annual ceramic art sale held at The Community Arts Center the second weekend in November.  Some of the proceeds from the sale are donated to community organizations such as DREAMS and Good Shepherd. 

During the 30 years in which Orange Street Pottery has been a fixture in the basement of the Community Arts Center it has continued to touch the lives of many of the ceramic artists in the Wilmington community.  Orange Street Pottery strives to offer affordable pottery classes to the community and to provide encouragement and support for ceramic artists.

CLICK HERE to visit their website for more information.

Orange Street Pottery Classes

August 13 - October 8, 2018

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Meet twice a week for 8 weeks - $195
Monday/Wednesday  9:30am-12:30pm
Wheel throwing & Handbuilding
Instructor: Brian Evans
Monday/Wednesday  5:30-8:30pm
Wheel throwing & Handbuilding
Instructor: Brian Evans
Tuesday/Thursday  9:30am-12:30pm
Wheel throwing & Handbuilding
Instructor: Steve Kelly
Tuesday/Thursday  2:00pm-5:30pm
Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Steve Kelly

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Our Management

The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is managed by the staff of the The Thalian Association, the Official Community Theater of North Carolina.

The Thalian Association is a non-profit, membership organization founded in 1788 to provide arts education and bring the excitement of the performing arts to Wilmington. The organization has its offices and holds auditions at the Community Arts Center.  The Center also hosts the Thalian Children's Theater classes and performances.

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Parking Information



Patrons of the HBHUSO/Community Arts Center can park in the surface lot conveniently located next to the building.

Parking Rates:

- Hourly: $1.25
- Daily: $7.00
- Monthly: $50.00


Paid parking is enforced 24/7 unless otherwise noted.  Visit the City of Wilmington's website for more information about downtown Wilmington parking.