Vintage pottery donated by two collectors will be sold during the Third Annual Marjorie W. Memory Pottery Auction at “A Taste of the South,” a fundraiser for the Friends of the Randolph Public Library, 7-10 p.m. Friday, October 14, at Pinewood Country Club.
Online bidding is also available at www.randolphlibrary.org/memory.htm, up to the time of the silent auction.
Memory, of Randleman, died in 2009. She was a librarian at UNC-Greensboro, and penned the definitive history of the Randolph County Public Library (to 1967) as her master of library science thesis at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Her good friend and colleague Stanley Hicks, now of Enid, OK, established the auction, which this year includes 10 pottery pieces or groups of pieces donated by Hicks and Asheboro collector William Ivey.
Proceeds go to support Friends of the Library programs and activities. The pieces are on view at the Asheboro Public Library, and on the website.
Items in the auction include: a Burlon Craig swirlware butter dish; four miniature jugs by Dorothy Auman; a capped salt and pepper set by Charlie Moore of Jugtown; an M.L. Owens face jug; a 12-piece child’s tea set by Neolia and Cecilia Cole; an early Jugtown pitcher; a J.B. Cole candle dish in a watermelon glaze; a Westmoore pitcher and lid with cobalt decoration made by David Farrell; a salt glaze bowl by R.E. Albright; and pitcher with blue bird decoration and lid by Marvin Bailey.
The auction will take place at “A Taste of the South” featuring Sheri Castle, author of The New Southern Garden Cookbook. Tickets for the demonstration and gourmet dinner are $50 per person, and are available at the Asheboro Public Library, 318-6801.
Highest bids received online will be base bids for the silent auction.