American Craft Week October 6-15th, 2017!


Join the Seagrove Potters in the celebration of “ American Craft Week” October 6 - 15, 2017. Each Saturday from 10:00 - 5:00, you can participate in hands on activities, watch demonstrations and witness behind the scenes activities. Best part is, the shops are open to choose a memento of your trip. American Craft Week is what the Seagrove Pottery Community is all about. For the past 200 years the Seagrove potters have been making, displaying, promoting and selling handmade pottery. With just under 100 pottery shops you’ll find an array of pottery from functional dinnerware, bakeware, intricate decorative ware, sculptural, folk art pottery to historical forms from the past. Plan to spend the day, browse the shops and find a gift for someone special. Join in the fun! Activities and demonstrations itinerary are available above to be printed or downloaded to your mobile device. Check back for updated listings!

Save the Dates!

2017 - October 6 through 15

2018 - October 5 through 14

2019 - October 4 through 13

2020 - October 2 through 11


These are listings from last year - we'll be updating soon!   Plan your trip today!

October 15th, 2016

Shop

Description

Cost

Time

Thomas Pottery


1295 S. NC Pottery Highway 705


Seagrove NC 27341


336-879-4145


scottandbobbie@thomaspottery.com



Hands on Activity: Make a leaf bowl



This is a hand building project, we are sure you can make. Using a leaf pattern and slumping the clay into a bowl shape you can make the perfect snacking bowl for peanuts and candy . Cost $35



14 spaces available. Class is approx. 1.5 hours. Call 336-879-4145 to sign up or come 15 min. early to join in.



$35

1PM -

2:30PM

Dover Pottery


321 Dover Pottery Drive


Seagrove, NC 27341


910-464-3586


m.fiva@yahoo.com


Raku Firing Demonstration: Witness this exciting firing process firsthand with Fiva McCanless and Stephen Baxter of Dover Pottery. Stephen has over 30 years experience in the art of raku and will be offering raku firing and chemistry demos Saturdays in October between 11am and 3pm.


Dates: October 1st, 8th, 15th

Free

11AM-

3PM

Pottery by Frank Neef

258 East Main Street

Seagrove, NC 27341

336-872-4013​


potterybyfrank@hotmail.com

Frank Neef will be hosting a Studio Tour & Wheel Throwing Demo 11-4PM  Try your own hand at throwing!  Frank will provide some hands-on assistance with throwing your own pot.

Free

11AM-

4PM

Studio Touya



4911 Busbee Rd,



Seagrove, NC 27341



910-464-3116



studiotouya@gmail.com



Join Hitomi and Takuro for a special hands-on workshop. Participants will make small pottery items with hand building techniques. Estimated time is 30 minutes to 1 hour. Material and firing fee included. 3-4 weeks to pick up finished pots.

$15/person, 15 people limit - Call or email ahead for reservations!​



$15 per person

10AM

4PM

Michèle Hastings &

Jeff Brown Pottery


505 E Main St., Seagrove NC


336-873-1001


mhastings327@centurylink.net

Multi-Cultural Tea Experience - Jeff Brown's work has been strongly influenced by many trips to Mungyeong, S. Korea. On Saturday, he will demonstrate the use of his Korean inspired tea pots and tea bowls as well as serve a variety of Asian teas, including "matcha". Tea ware will be available to purchase. *Please note that we are in a new location in downtown Seagrove and that our address on the Discover Seagrove Map is no longer correct.





Open from 10:00 - 5:00 pm, tea served 11am - 3pm



Free

11AM

-3PM

Carolina Crockery Gallery


326 Adams Road


Seagrove, NC 27341


336-879-2426


carolinacrockery@gmail.com

Decorate and glaze your own bisque bottle! Two different clay bodies and assorted appropriate underglaze and glazes will be available to make your own beautiful bottle.


Fired and finished pieces will be available for pickup in 3-4 weeks, shipping options at additional cost.


$15 per person includes glaze material and firing. RSVP (Call or email) requested but not required.


Open 10AM-5PM, workshop from 11AM to 4PM



Iced tea tasting from Carriage House Teas all day!

$15 per person

Open

10AM

-5PM

Workshop: 11AM

-4PM

Eck McCanless Pottery


6077 Old US Hwy 220


Seagrove NC 27341


336-873-7412


eck@rtmc.net

Eck will demonstrate his processes for creating Agateware. Wedging, turning and carving demonstrations.

Free

10AM

-5PM

Rockhouse Pottery


1792 NC Hwy 705 S


Seagrove, NC 27341


336-879-2053


tcpoole@hotmail.com

Carolyn welcomes you to Rockhouse Pottery!


Throwing demonstrations from 10:30 to 12:00 PM


Hand decorating tumblers with any design you want each Saturday from 12:30 to 2:00pm.


Cost is $5.00 plus shipping.

Free Demo

Workshop

$5

10:30AM

-2PM

Seagrove Stoneware Gallery



136 West Main Street



Seagrove, N. C. 27341



336-707-9124



artists@seagrovestoneware.com

Decorate you own Penguin Egg Baby

Bonnie Burns and Alexa Modderno at Seagrove Stoneware Gallery

It will soon be winter, and the penguins are hatching. Purchase and paint your own penguin egg baby. We will fire yours and you can pick up or we will mail to you. Each one has its own personality, you select the glaze colors and add your very own design. Call 336-707-9124 to sign up! 

336-707-9124

$35

1PM

-3PM

Johnston & Gentithes Art Pottery


741 Fork Creek Mill Road,


Seagrove, NC 27341


336-873-9176


idigclay@embarqmail.com

Fred will be making and painting head cups. Finished cups will be available for purchase.

Free Demo - Cups available for purchase.

All Day

Caldwell-Hohl Artworks



155 Cabin Trail



Seagrove, NC 27341



336-879-9090



caldwellhohl@rtmc.net



Join us for our annual Fall Kiln Opening! This is a fun event featuring lots of our new work and a great opportunity for some early Christmas shopping. Also, we have tours of the studio and our log home. Light refreshments are served and we will have pottery demonstrations done by our studio partner, Nelda French. The early birds will get the mark downs and "not quite right" pots that we always have available at this event.



There is no cost!! And kids are more than welcome to get dirty in the clay!!

Free

10AM

-5PM

Lufkin Pottery

​123 South Street

​Seagrove, NC 27341

​336-483-1195

​Lufkinpottery@yahoo.com

Make your own pottery Snowmen & Snow-Women! ​This workshop will have you making your own Snow Person 4 to 5 inches tall, and you'll get an opportunity to get your hands in the clay.Workshop is $25, includes clay, glaze, firing, Reservations by Friday 10/14 needed. Please call 336-483-1195 to reserve your spot!

$25

11AM

-4PM

Crystal King Pottery



2475 Hwy 705



Seagrove NC 27341



336-879-6990



crystalking@triad.rr.com


Crystal King Pottery Annual Autumn Pottery Pumpkin Patch



Welcome to a Pumpkin Patch, Seagrove Style!! Assorted hand-made pottery pumpkins, lanterns, roosters, and owls will be available!!



Free

10AM

-4PM


Exciting events happening every Saturday in July
Stepping into the Craft - Saturdays in Seagrove, July 2017
 For a calendar of workshops, demonstrations and hands-on activities go to https://discoverseagrove.com/saturdays-in-seagrove/ There will be something special for everyone to enjoy. Can’t visit Seagrove in July? Pottery shops are open year round.

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Exciting events happening every Saturday in July
Stepping into the Craft - Saturdays in Seagrove, July 2017
For a calendar of workshops, demonstrations and hands-on activities go to discoverseagrove.com/saturdays-in-seagrove/ There will be something special for everyone to enjoy. Can’t visit Seagrove in July? Pottery shops are open year round.
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Stepping into the Craft - Saturdays in Seagrove 
The Seagrove Potters have something exciting planned for each Saturday in July. Go behind the scenes and experience the craft. Participating potters will have demonstrations of wheel turning, decorating techniques raku firings and much more. If you can wait to get your hands into some clay, this is your chance to join in the fun of hands-on activities. Take a mini workshop, learn to hand-build or try throwing on the wheel. Go to https://discoverseagrove.com/saturdays-in-seagrove/  There will be something special for everyone to enjoy. Can’t visit Seagrove in July? Pottery shops are open year round.

Seagrove Potters added 2 new photos.

Stepping into the Craft - Saturdays in Seagrove
The Seagrove Potters have something exciting planned for each Saturday in July. Go behind the scenes and experience the craft. Participating potters will have demonstrations of wheel turning, decorating techniques raku firings and much more. If you can wait to get your hands into some clay, this is your chance to join in the fun of hands-on activities. Take a mini workshop, learn to hand-build or try throwing on the wheel. Go to discoverseagrove.com/saturdays-in-seagrove/ There will be something special for everyone to enjoy. Can’t visit Seagrove in July? Pottery shops are open year round.
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“Each piece challenges me to create continuity between thrown form and surface. I persevere.”
- Donna Craven - Donna Craven Pottery
Grounded in tradition; my work is a combination of strength, simplicity and gracefulness. I began working as a journeyman potter in Seagrove in 1996, and spent years working day & night with various artists and studios in the Seagrove community. I built my first groundhog kiln in the
spring of 2001 and held my first kiln opening later that year. My pots are wood-fired and salt-glazed. Wood firing gives the pots a rich surface that is a reflection of the earth based materials. The kiln is fired to cone 12 (2450 degrees F) in about sixteen hours with an overnight preheat. The oxygen content of the kiln is “reduced” early on in the process; when the correct temperature is achieved, salt is introduced, and the temperature regained before a crash cooling process.    I’m known for my larger pieces that are thrown and coiled with a one-inch extended coil. My work is grounded in tradition, yet reflects my own influences that produce a combination of strength, simplicity and gracefulness that is undeniably unique. I frequently employ a taped decoration technique using manganese or a combination of crackle slips and ash glaze to achieve my effects. I’m always searching for the one pot that mirrors my idea of perfection, and frequently find that it is the rare, unexpected quality when pulled from the kiln that makes the work so beautiful and satisfying. It‘s a lot of hard, humbling work and I‘m honored to be part of a tradition that is thousands of years old. I am a 7th generation, direct descendant of Peter Craven from Randolph County.
For more info on Seagrove Potters like Donna Craven, visit ---> www.discoverseagrove.com

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“Each piece challenges me to create continuity between thrown form and surface. I persevere.”
- Donna Craven - Donna Craven Pottery
Grounded in tradition; my work is a combination of strength, simplicity and gracefulness. I began working as a journeyman potter in Seagrove in 1996, and spent years working day & night with various artists and studios in the Seagrove community. I built my first groundhog kiln in the
spring of 2001 and held my first kiln opening later that year. My pots are wood-fired and salt-glazed. Wood firing gives the pots a rich surface that is a reflection of the earth based materials. The kiln is fired to cone 12 (2450 degrees F) in about sixteen hours with an overnight preheat. The oxygen content of the kiln is “reduced” early on in the process; when the correct temperature is achieved, salt is introduced, and the temperature regained before a crash cooling process. I’m known for my larger pieces that are thrown and coiled with a one-inch extended coil. My work is grounded in tradition, yet reflects my own influences that produce a combination of strength, simplicity and gracefulness that is undeniably unique. I frequently employ a taped decoration technique using manganese or a combination of crackle slips and ash glaze to achieve my effects. I’m always searching for the one pot that mirrors my idea of perfection, and frequently find that it is the rare, unexpected quality when pulled from the kiln that makes the work so beautiful and satisfying. It‘s a lot of hard, humbling work and I‘m honored to be part of a tradition that is thousands of years old. I am a 7th generation, direct descendant of Peter Craven from Randolph County.
For more info on Seagrove Potters like Donna Craven, visit ---> www.discoverseagrove.com
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Pat HardinDonna Craven.... Very talented and very down to earth👍🙏👏❤️

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Rene Christenbury HellamsI love all of these beautiful pieces.

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