Crafts & Pottery
"We can't fake craft."
Open June through early August, the Currie Craft Center and Sally Jones Pottery offer transformative experiences to hundreds of annual visitors during the summer months. Guests of all ages rediscover their creative spark at the potter's wheel and hand building tables, or in a number of class offerings featuring renowned artisans.
About the Craft Center
Over 40 years ago Marilyn Jones, with the help of church volunteers, started the Montreat Craft Shop Co-Op. Marilyn, a potter herself, taught in those early summers using one old kiln and her trusty wheel, “Big Blue.” She was joined by other crafts persons and saw her vision become a true ministry at Montreat. In 1989, upon Marilyn’s retirement, Montreat renamed and dedicated the Sally Jones Pottery in memory of Marilyn’s daughter, Sally. The Wilbur Hoke Currie Craft Center was dedicated in memory of Mr. Currie in the summer of 1993. Most recently, in 2000, the Potters Porch was given in memory of Mr. John Updike.
Today, the downstairs portion of the craft center is used by the Montreat Clubs Program for arts and crafts each morning and for adult craft classes in the afternoon. Classes offered encourage and inspire creativity and imagination.