Delhom Service League

Delhom Service League We are the ceramics affiliate of The Mint Museum. Our mission is to promote and sponsor interest and education in ceramics contemporary and historic.
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Have you heard? The Mint Museum’s current exhibition “Classic Black” received a glowing review in the Wall Street Journa...
11/16/2020

Have you heard? The Mint Museum’s current exhibition “Classic Black” received a glowing review in the Wall Street Journal! If you haven’t experienced this uniquely designed exhibition of handsome objects there is still a little time. It will be on view through Jan 3, 2021 at Mint Museum Randolph. Don’t miss it! Here’s the article.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/classic-black-the-basalt-sculpture-of-wedgwood-and-his-contemporaries-review-a-sumptuous-stoneware-collection-11605128227
#classicblack #themintmuseum #themintmuseumrandolph #delhomdigsclay

DSL members just spent two hours with Gaye Blake Roberts, speaking via Zoom from England, on “Josiah Wedgwood - Potter, ...
11/09/2020

DSL members just spent two hours with Gaye Blake Roberts, speaking via Zoom from England, on “Josiah Wedgwood - Potter, Pioneer, Philanthropist”. She gave such insight into the man whose wares are featured in “Classic Black” at The Mint Museum. The talk came to us by way of invitation from
Connecticut Ceramics Circle and was moderated by Tish Roberts. What a treat! Thank you! #delhomdigsclay #themintmuseum #classicblack #connecticutceramicscircle #wedgwood

The weekend is just around the corner. Celebrate Friday at The Mint! #TheMintMuseum
10/14/2020

The weekend is just around the corner. Celebrate Friday at The Mint! #TheMintMuseum

Enjoying a Friday night at Mint Museum Uptown is the best way to kick off your weekend.

Starting this week, we will have live music and a cash bar at Mint Museum Uptown from 6-9 PM. The lineup of musicians will change every Friday for your enjoyment. This week Rodney Shelton will be playing the keys and the guitar throughout the night.

Admission will be through timed ticketing. Please review the new safety guidelines on our website. You may purchase a timed ticket on our website, or at our guest services desk.

Photo by Alex Cason.

Going through an old stamp collection of my dad’s....first day of issue stamps...Pueblo pottery. Who knew that 40 years ...
09/23/2020

Going through an old stamp collection of my dad’s....first day of issue stamps...Pueblo pottery. Who knew that 40 years later I would be interested in its history and the process of making! Zoom in for some interesting details on the art of the pottery and the artist who painted the images for the stamps. Thanks Dad!!

Yay! The Mint Museum will have a free Grand Re-opening this month!#themintmuseum
09/02/2020

Yay! The Mint Museum will have a free
Grand Re-opening this month!
#themintmuseum

COVID-19 Update:

In light of the Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to allow museums to re-open at 50 percent capacity in Phase 2.5, The Mint Museum is thrilled to announce it plans to welcome the public back with a free weekend and celebration at both museum locations the weekend of Sept. 25-27.

A strategic planning team has been working for months on re-opening plans and
precautions, and the museum is excited to re-open its doors and share a host
of exciting new exhibitions and installations.

“This is the great news we’ve been waiting for over the last five and a half
months,” says Mint President and CEO Todd A. Herman, PhD. “We appreciate
the governor’s recognizing the special place museums hold in the community.”

To create a safe environment for staff and guests, all visitors will be required to
wear masks, and we have implemented safety protocols that align with CDC
directives. There will be timed-ticketing to ensure we stay within the occupancy
guidelines, and we have social-distancing signage in place to guide guest
through the galleries. More detailed information about these procedures will come soon, and will be posted on our website.

Don’t miss the September Pottery Sale at the Mint Museum Shop  Uptown!! All pottery is 25% off. You’ll find potters such...
09/01/2020

Don’t miss the September Pottery Sale at the Mint Museum Shop Uptown!!
All pottery is 25% off.

You’ll find potters such as Erin Janow, Ben Owen, Dean & Martin and John Ransmeier. Plus...with a purchase of $200 or you’ll receive a free book, “North Carolina Pottery: the Collections of the Mint Museums” valued at $39.95. What a bonus!
#themintmusem #mintmuseumshops #delhomdigsclay #ncpottery

Google Arts & Culture
08/13/2020

Google Arts & Culture

This week, we are celebrating the city of #Charlotte, North Carolina in the US. Join us to discover the incredible art, history, people and culture of the “Queen City” across all of our social media accounts.

We have partnered with Charlotte’s most iconic museums and organizations to give you a glimpse into what this beautiful city has to offer.

Pick your first Charlotte adventure here:
g.co/ExploreCharlotte

The Mint Museum
08/11/2020

The Mint Museum

Most of the works in Classic Black have classically inspired themes or ornament. Some were copied directly from works of art made in ancient Greece and Rome. Other basalt pieces were based on works made by sixteenth-, seventeenth-, or eighteenth-century artists who themselves looked back to antiquity for inspiration. Wedgwood and his peers also hired modelers and other craftsmen to create new designs for their basalt wares. All these basalt objects were perfectly suited for the neoclassical interiors so popular among style-conscious consumers, both in England and beyond, in the last decades of the eighteenth century.

Image Caption:
Josiah Wedgwood and Thomas Bentley. Sir Isaac Newton, circa 1775, stoneware (black basalt). Gift of the Starr and Wolfe Families in memory of Lydia and Bernard Starr. 2018.68.3. Collection of The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC. Photo by Casey Hendrickson Photography.

Cup of tea anyone? Aren’t the shape and colors gorgeous? #delhomdigsclay
08/04/2020

Cup of tea anyone? Aren’t the shape and colors gorgeous? #delhomdigsclay

#CuratorsPick
Vincennes made some of the most beautiful porcelain in 18th-century Europe. It was renowned for its aesthetically appealing, milky white soft-paste body and rich ground colors. The turquoise ground color of this cup and saucer was described in the the factory records as "bleu celeste" (heavenly blue). Vincennes was also known for the superb quality of its gilding and painted decoration. In 1756, the factory relocated to Sèvres, where it continued its reputation for artistic excellence. The cup and saucer are on view at Mint Museum Randolph in the Crosland Gallery.

Image Caption:
Vincennes porcelain factory (Vincennes, France, 1740–56); Denis Levé, cup decorator (French, active 1754–1805; Vincent Taillandier, saucer decorator (French, active 1753–90). Cup and Saucer, 1754, soft-paste porcelain (enamel decoration, gilding). Gift of the Delhom Service League. 1988.38A-B

Photo: 2018-Sarah Belk Gambrell, Honorary Chair of Delhom’s Potters Market. -  We are saddened by the loss of Sarah Belk...
08/01/2020

Photo: 2018-Sarah Belk Gambrell, Honorary Chair of Delhom’s Potters Market. - We are saddened by the loss of Sarah Belk Gambrell, one of the founding members of the Delhom Service League. Her list of accomplishments and contributions to our community is extensive, and she had a lasting impact on so many in Charlotte. But to the members of the Delhom, she will be remembered not just for her philanthropy but for her friendship and passion for ceramics. Mrs. Gambrell worked closely with Mellanay Delhom and helped shape the Delhom Service League, with her contributions recognized in the naming of the Delhom-Gambrell Reference Library at The Mint, dedicated to ceramics and the decorative arts. Her commitment to the Delhom continued for over 45 years, and she remained active, attending the Potters Party in 2018 when she served as Honorary Chair of the Potters Market at the Mint. Many of our members have fond memories of Sarah and will miss her friendship, but even our newer members who may not have had the opportunity to know Mrs. Gambrell personally appreciate her enduring legacy in the ongoing work of the Delhom.

Ceramics, while fragile, can also stand the test of time and serve as historical documents. Delhom Service League can’t ...
07/14/2020

Ceramics, while fragile, can also stand the test of time and serve as historical documents. Delhom Service League can’t wait to see the new exhibitions the Mint is planning! #delhomdigsclay #Repost @themintmuseum with @make_repost
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#CuratorsPick⠀
This alcohol flask is molded in the likeness of Daniel O'Connell (1775–1847), an Irish attorney and formidable statesman. In the first few decades of the 19th century, he labored for political reforms for Irish Catholics from the British Parliament. The flask, a recent gift to the Mint, and can be seen on view in our upcoming exhibition New Days, New Works.

#TheMintMuseum #MuseumFromHome

Image Caption:⠀
Joseph Bourne's pottery (Denby, Derbyshire, England, 1819–50). Daniel O'Connell Flask, circa 1835, stoneware, salt glaze. Gift of Nicholas Johnson. 2019.26.5 Repost @themintmuseum with @make_repost
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#CuratorsPick⠀
This alcohol flask is molded in the likeness of Daniel O'Connell (1775–1847), an Irish attorney and formidable statesman. In the first few decades of the 19th century, he labored for political reforms for Irish Catholics from the British Parliament. The flask, a recent gift to the Mint, and can be seen on view in our upcoming exhibition New Days, New Works.

#TheMintMuseum #MuseumFromHome

Image Caption:⠀
Joseph Bourne's pottery (Denby, Derbyshire, England, 1819–50). Daniel O'Connell Flask, circa 1835, stoneware, salt glaze. Gift of Nicholas Johnson. 2019.26.5

We’re sad not to present Potters Market at the Mint this year, but save the date for Sept 25, 2021. In the meantime, sta...
07/07/2020

We’re sad not to present Potters Market at the Mint this year, but save the date for Sept 25, 2021. In the meantime, stay safe and please support the #ncpottery community, a rich tradition in our state. Stay up to date at pottermarketatthemint.com.
#delhomdigsclay

Due to the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Delhom Service League has postponed this years Potters Market at the Mint until fall 2021. The potters that were participating are being asked to join us in next years festivities. In the meantime, you can find a list of those potters on the Potters Market website to support them virtually: https://www.pottersmarketatthemint.com/

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A difficult decision but the best for all. Save the date for 2021!#ncpottery
07/01/2020

A difficult decision but the best for all. Save the date for 2021!
#ncpottery

In light of the ongoing challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the Delhom Service League has postponed Potters Market at the Mint until Sept 25,2021. We look forward to having you join us then on the lawn of the Mint Randolph to celebrate NC pottery. In the meantime, visit our website PottersMarketattheMint.com to find info on how you can connect with each potter to view or purchase their work. They need and deserve your support now!
@themintmuseum @delhomserviceleague #pottersmarketatthemint2020

Check out the latest from Potters Market at the Mint happening on Sept 26, and support our North Carolina potters now. F...
06/08/2020

Check out the latest from Potters Market at the Mint happening on Sept 26, and support our North Carolina potters now. Father’s Day is just around the corner!

We are planning how to adapt Potters Market at the Mint on September 26 to ensure a safe, comfortable event with appropriate social-distancing...more details coming soon. In the meantime, potters need your support NOW! Check out your favorite potters to see how they are selling in the current environment; some are offering online sales, some have reservation-based studio sales,etc. to assist with finding out how to shop now, our website www.PottersMarketattheMint.com has been enhanced with extra links to potters’s info including online sales sites. Check out each of the 2020 participating potters’ gallery pages for links. And we have added a listing of all the Alumni of prior shows with links to their online sales (based on info provided, more being added as we get that info)
#pottersmarketatthemint2020
#pottersmarketatthemintalumni #themintmuseum @themintmuseum

Wonderful story! DSL extends its sympathy to Dr Robicsek’s family during this tough time🙏
04/20/2020
The Mint Museum

Wonderful story! DSL extends its sympathy to Dr Robicsek’s family during this tough time🙏

It is with heavy—yet grateful—hearts that The Mint Museum recognizes and celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Francis Robicsek, who passed away peacefully at his Charlotte home on April 3, at the age of 94.

Robicsek was best known for being a world-renowned heart surgeon who performed some of Charlotte’s first open-heart operations. But, Robicsek was also an avid art collector who generously helped establish, grow, and develop the Mint’s pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial, and European painting collections. Many of the works of art are on display in Mint Museum Randolph’s Lilly and Francis Robicsek Galleries.

Potters Market at the Mint
04/07/2020

Potters Market at the Mint

Saturday Sept 26 is the date for Potters Market at the Mint, and we are cautiously optimistic that social distancing restrictions will not interfere. We are excited that we will be able to welcome you to the Mint in September, but that is almost 6 months away, and the potters need your support NOW. Like all artists and self-employed people, our potters are suffering from the loss of income due to all the cancelled shows and sales that they were counting on this spring. Please consider making a virtual visit to some of your favorite potters (and explore some new potters that you haven't met before)...visit pottersmarketatthemint.com and you will find info and links to all of this year's potters. There is some great content available in addition to online sales...videos, photos of new work, explanations of their creative processes, etc. This is a great alternative to streaming another movie, and sure you will be inspired by what you see!

03/30/2020
Drawing in the Galleries - Time Lapse

Watch this time lapse being done by Joel Smeltzer, in the gallery of Classic Black: The Basalt Sculpture of Wedgwood and His Contemporaries. Joel is The Mint Museum's head of school and gallery programs and loves leading groups through the museum's galleries and special exhibitions, offering guidance on how to sketch objects on view. #themintmuseum #museumfromhome

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=deu9l9RpVfY

Joel Smeltzer, The Mint Museum's head of school and gallery programs, is also an avid illustrator. And he loves leading groups through the museum's galleries...

Due to the ongoing concern regarding the coronavirus we’ve conferred with our fellow affiliate Friends of The Mint and d...
03/13/2020

Due to the ongoing concern regarding the coronavirus we’ve conferred with our fellow affiliate Friends of The Mint and decided to cancel the program at The Mint Museum on March 18, (tex)TILE, with Shae Bishop. We’re very disappointed but hope to reschedule at a future time.
Take care!!
#themintmuseum #delhomdigsclay #friendsofthemint #shaebishop

We’re sorry to announce that due to the ongoing concern about the corona virus we’ve decided to cancel our trip to Ashev...
03/13/2020

We’re sorry to announce that due to the ongoing concern about the corona virus we’ve decided to cancel our trip to Asheville on March 26. We hope to reschedule it in the fall. Thanks to all who signed up! You’ll be hearing from our trip planner extraordinaire Karin Kemp and your check will be returned.
Take care!!!
#themintmuseum #delhomdigsclay

Wondering what to do in March in the arts world of the Carolinas? Here’s your answer!
03/09/2020

Wondering what to do in March in the arts world of the Carolinas? Here’s your answer!

The March 2020 issue of “Carolina Arts” is ready to be downloaded off our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/320/320carolinaarts.html), all 66 pages of it. On our cover this month is “Buffalo”, 2017, acrylic, silk, fabric paint, antique gold-leaf obi thread, black salt and smoke on linen, 96in x 72in by Lien Truong, from the exhibit, “Front Burner: Highlights in Contemporary North Carolina Painting”, organized by guest curator Ashlynn Browning in collaboration with the North Carolina Museum of Art, in Raleigh, NC, on view from Mar. 7 - July 26, 2020. You can read about this exhibit in our Mar. 2020 issue, on Page 34, found at (www.carolinaarts.com). But, before you make that download, how about sharing this post on your page to help spread all the good news about exhibits taking place this month in the Carolinas. Don’t forget we’re on Twitter too, so you can share those tweets too. Hello Spring!

Friends of The Mint
03/09/2020

Friends of The Mint

Join our friends at the Guild of Charlotte Artists for Pass/Fail: Colorism within the African American Community
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7 P.M.
The Mint Museum Randolph
Free and open to all #artisforeveryone

Painter Steven M. Cozart will talk about his work. Despite being colorblind, he enjoys painting and drawing. Cozart has been teaching art in the Guilford County School system since 1995 and was awarded the Duke University Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize. His winning proposal, The Pass/Fail Series, primarily explores colorism within the African American community.

Most of his work is figurative and reflects thoughts and musings regarding his own life circumstances and events that he has experienced over the years. Race, identity in America and the stereotypes of the African American Male and Female within the paradigm of the African American Community are central themes.

Monday, March 9, is the last day to sign up for our downtown Asheville day trip. Call Karin with last minute questions. ...
03/09/2020

Monday, March 9, is the last day to sign up for our downtown Asheville day trip.
Call Karin with last minute questions. Her phone number, email, etc and all the details are at this link http://bit.ly/Asheville_trip_updated_03_04_2020
We’re visiting four venues and will visit with Will Dickert, one of the artists who will be in Potters Market at the Mint in September.
#delhomdigsclay #artisforeveryone #roadtrip #camaraderie #themintmuseum #blackmountaincollegemuseum #ashevilleartmuseum #bluespiral1 #centerforcraft

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Bring your sweetheart! Bring a friend! and share the love of clay! This Wednesday, February 13 , Mint Museum Randolph. 5:30 Refreshments, 6:00 Program. Then enjoy the museum - open til 9PM. All FREE!