Paradox Pottery - Jim Whalen

NC Fine Art Pottery since 1971


In 1971, Paradox Pottery was founded by Jim Whalen after graduating from East Carolina University. After teaching for 5 years in Charlotte, the pottery was moved to the mountains of North Carolina in 1997.


2018 Shows

Catawba Valley Pottery Festival

March23-24 Hickory, NC

Spring Arts on the Green, Gibbs Garden, Ga. May19-


Clay Fest, at Allenstand, folk art center,June 9.

Potter’s market invitational, Mint Museum, Charlotte,

Sept. 8.

Art in Autumn, Weaverville, NC, Sept.15

  1. J.Cambell Festival, Oct.6,7. go to

Church Street, Waynesville NC,Oct 13

Western Carolina pottery festival, Dillsboro, NC

Nov. 4.


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90 Spring Farm Drive

Horse Shoe, NC


(828) 890-0525

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