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13th Annual

Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour 2021

April 16-18, 2021

Seagrove Potters 13th Annual Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour-Spring Kiln Openings: April 16-18, 2021.  Visit studios, meet potters, and expand your pottery collection.  Online shopping will be available with some studios, as well.

The Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour takes place on the weekend of April 16, 17 and 18, 2021, from 10 am to 5 pm. This special 13th annual event is a self-guided tour of individual pottery galleries, studios, and workshops in the Handmade Pottery Capital of the USA. Seagrove’s title of #1 Town in America for Craft Lovers makes this event even more extraordinary. The tour is held at participating shops located from the downtown center and throughout the countryside. Go behind the scenes to experience the process first-hand and have the unique opportunity to meet the artists before buying handmade pottery to take home and enjoy.

Spring has always been a time for renewal and awakening in Seagrove, and this year an unprecedented number of shops are opening their doors at the same time to celebrate Spring. From the downtown and nestled throughout the countryside, visitors can tour individual potter’s studios and workshops. Participating potters will offer newly handcrafted pottery and ceramic art.  Visitors will have the unique opportunity to meet the artists and experience kiln openings and pottery-making first-hand with some potteries having demonstrations, hands-on activities, food, and music.

This year we are giving away three gift certificates, each for $50. The gift certificates can be used at your favorite participating Seagrove shop. Pick up a card at your first pottery, get it stamped at six different potteries. After six stamps, leave your card at one of the shops or mail it back by May 15, 2021. Qualifying cards will be entered in a drawing, which will take place the weekend of May 22.

The public is invited to start their tour at Luck’s Cannery at 798 NC-705, Seagrove, NC 27341. A welcome tent will be staffed with volunteers wearing masks to answer questions and share a printed pottery map. The map offers a guide to the studios and shops. Pottery maps are also available on our map page listed above.

A list of potters for this year’s pottery tour are listed below.

To keep up to date, visit our Facebook page to learn more.  https://www.facebook.com/CelebrationOfSeagrovePotters/

A List of Past Participants: Ben Owen Pottery, Blue Hen Pottery, Blue Stone Pottery, Bulldog Pottery, Cady Clay Works, Cagle Road Pottery, Chris Luther Pottery, Chrisco Pottery, Crystal King Pottery, Daniel & Kate Johnston Pottery, David Stuempfle Pottery, Dean & Martin Pottery, Dirt Works Pottery, Donna Craven Pottery, Donna’s Pottery Haven, Eck McCanless Pottery, From the Ground Up, Great White Oak Gallery, Hatfield Pottery at Carolina Crockery, Hickory Hill Pottery, JL K Jewelry at Jugtown, Johnston & Gentithes Art Pottery, Jugtown Pottery, Keith Martindale Pottery, Kings Pottery, Latham’s Pottery, Levi Mahan Pottery, Luck’s Ware Pottery, Lufkin Pottery, Matthew Kelly Pottery, McNeill Pottery, Michele Hastings & Jeff Brown Pottery, Nicholas Havner Pottery, Nichols Pottery, O’Quinn Pottery, Old Gap Pottery, Pottery by Frank Neef, Pottery Road Studio & Gallery, Potts Pottery, Ray Pottery, Rock House Pottery, Seagrove Art Pottery, Seagrove Creations, Seagrove Pottery, Seagrove Stoneware Pottery, Smith Pottery, Studio Touya, Thomas Pottery, Tom Gray Pottery, Triple C Pottery, Turn & Burn Pottery, Village Pottery Marketplace, Whynot Pottery & Acacia Tile, Windsong Pottery, Wyndham & Brookhaven Pottery.

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In accordance with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Guidelines, all guests are asked to wear masks and observe social distancing at the studios. Potters will also wear masks. With so many pottery stops spread across a three-day period, social distancing is easy.

Bulldog Pottery Studio BruceVase - Studio GalleryMore About Seagrove:  Seagrove is in the central Piedmont of North Carolina. Seagrove is the largest community of potters with the longest continual history of pottery making in the United States. It has been named the Pottery Capital of the USA and #1 Town in America for Craft Lovers. More than 100 ceramic artists call this tourist destination home. Seagrove potteries are open year-round and visitors can shop galleries and studios from the town’s center, extending to a 20-mile radius along the scenic NC Pottery Highway. Tour different shops to experience Seagrove’s pottery tradition, meet the potters, and discover the limitless talent that thrives within this creative community.

Seagrove’s long history of pottery-making began with the abundant and varied natural clay deposits found in the vicinity. This history has continued with 5th and 6th generations carrying on the tradition. Due to the area’s rich heritage, national and international ceramic artists have relocated to Seagrove, adding to the diversity of this unique pottery community. Seagrove is also the home of the North Carolina Pottery Center, which features permanent collections, history, educational programs, research, and preservation.

Participating Potters

Open for special hours April 16-18 (10am-5pm)
Use links below for information on studios and contact
Mask

Masks are required at all times inside
pottery shops and must be worn properly.

Pottery by Frank Neef
258 E. Main St • Seagrove, 27341
January & February - open Saturday only 10am to 5pm
All other times are by appointment.
Contact: Frank & Cindy Neef
336-872-4013
[email protected]
Read more about the studio...
Website
Whynot Pottery & Acacia Art Tile
1013 For Creek Mill Rd. • Seagrove, 27341
Contact: Mark & Meredith Heywood
1-336-873-9276
[email protected]
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Old Gap Pottery
944 N.C. Hwy. 705 • Seagrove, 27341
APPOINTMENT REQUIRED
Contact: Phillip Pollet
(336) 265-6476
[email protected]
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Matthew Kelly Pottery
4818 Seagrove Plank Rd • Asheboro, 27205
Open for seasonal kiln openings and by appointment
Contact: Matthew Kelly
(919) 244-7445
[email protected]
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Website
O'Quinn Pottery
4456 Busbee Rd • Seagrove, 27341
Mon.-Sat.
9am-5pm
Contact: Sandra O'Quinn
910-464-5125
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Seagrove Art Pottery
402 E. Main Street • Seagrove, 27341
Mon-Sun
11am-5pm
Contact: Jinsong & Carol Kim
407-349-1554
[email protected]
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Ben Owen Pottery
105 Bens Pl • Seagrove, 27341
11am-5pm
Tues-Sat
Dirtworks Pottery
1226 NC Hwy 705 • Seagrove, 27341
10am-5pm
Tues.-Sat.
Contact: Dan Triece/ Ben Vanpelt
336-873-8979
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Chrisco Pottery
1360 S Hwy 705 • Seagrove, 27341
Tues.-Sat.
10am- 4pm
Dean & Martin Pottery
7739 Nathan Lane • Seagrove, 27341
Tues.-Sat.
10am-5pm
Contact: Stephanie Martin
336.879.0683
[email protected]
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Website
Latham's Pottery
7297 US Hwy 220 Alternate • Asheboro, 27205
Tues.-Sat.
10am-4pm
Contact: Bruce & Janice Latham
336-873-7303
[email protected]
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Pottery Road Studio
1387 S. NC Hwy 705 • Seagrove, 27341
Mon-Sat
10am-5pm
Contact: Lori Clodfelter
336-879-2600
[email protected]
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Website
From the Ground Up
172 Crestwood Rd • Robbins, 27325
9am-5pm | Mon-Sat
Aug-May
Triple C Pottery
3267 Big Oak Church Road • Eagle Springs, 27242
10-5 Closed Wednesday and Sunday
Contact: Cale & Christy Williams
910-464-3635
[email protected]
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Website
Donna Craven Pottery
2616 Old Cox Road • Asheboro, 27205
by appointment, call or email first
David Stuempfle
1224 Dover Church Road • Seagrove, 27341
Contact: David Stuempfle
910-464-2689
[email protected]
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Website
Kate Waltman
1140 N. Highway 705 • Seagrove, 27341
Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 4pm
Contact: Kate Waltman
(336) 872–1027
[email protected]
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Website
Thomas Pottery
1295 S. NC Highway 705 • Seagrove, 27341
Tues. - Sat 10-5
Turn and Burn Pottery
124 East Avenue • Seagrove, 27341
Daily Monday - Saturday
JLK Jewelry at Jugtown
330 Jugtown Rd • Seagrove, 27341
8:30am-5pm
Tues.-Sat.
Contact: Jennie Lorette Keatts
910-464-2653 or 464-3266 (The Shop at Jugtown)
[email protected]
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Website
Tom Gray Pottery
1480 Fork Creek Mill Rd. • Seagrove, 27341
Open by Appointment-Call 336-873-8270 or email [email protected] for planning a visit.
Crystal King Pottery
2475 Hwy 705 • Seagrove, 27314
Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm
Occasional Mondays
Seagrove Stoneware
129 E. Main Street • Seagrove, 27341
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm
Contact: David Fernandez & Alexa Modderno
336-707-9124
[email protected]
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Website
Eck McCanless Pottery
6077 Old US Highway 220 • Seagrove, 27341
Tues.-Sat.
10am - 5pm
Contact: Rhonda McCanless
(336) 873-7412
[email protected]
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Website
Smith Pottery
743 S NC Hwy • Seagrove, 27203
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm
Contact: Susan Smith
336-879-1174
[email protected]
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Johnston & Gentithes Art Pottery
741 Fork Creek Mill Road • Seagrove, 27341
Mon.-Sat.
10am-5pm
Contact: Fred Johnston & Carol Gentithes
336-873-9176
[email protected]
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Website
Morgan Hatfield
326 Adams Road • Seagrove, 27341
Friday 1-5PM
Sat- 10AM-5PM
Sunday Noon-5PM
Keith Martindale Pottery
4296 Busbee Road • Seagrove, 27341
Monday - Saturday 10-5
Call before you come on Sunday.
Contact: Keith Martindale
910-464-3772
[email protected]
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Website
Ray Pottery
249 E. Main Street • Seagrove, 27341
Tues.-Sat.
10am - 5pm
Contact: Paul & Evelyn Ray
336-873-7707
[email protected]
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Website
Anne Pärtna and Adam Landman
247 West Main St. • Seagrove, 27341
Tues-Sat
10am-5pm
Hickory Hill Pottery
4539 Busbee Rd • Seagrove, 27341
9am-5pm
Mon.-Sat.
Contact: Daniel and Leanna Marley
(910) 464-3166
[email protected]
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Jugtown Pottery
330 Jugtown Road • Seagrove, 27341
Tues.-Sat.
8:30am-5pm
Windsong Pottery
6109 Brantley Gordon Rd. • Denton, 27239
9am-5pm
Mon. -Sat
Sun 12pm-5pm
Daniel Johnston
6265 Sugg Drive • Seagrove, 27341
By appointment only