Celebration of Spring

April 19, 2024 - April 21, 2024

10am - 5pm 

Seagrove Potters 16th Annual Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour-Spring Kiln Openings: April 19, 20 and 21, 10am – 5pm.  Visit studios, meet potters, and expand your pottery collection.  Online shopping will be available with some studios, as well.

This special 16th 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 in the Seagrove area. 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. From downtown Seagrove and nestled throughout the countryside, visitors can tour individual potter’s studios and galleries. 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. Some pottery shops will have 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. Fill out a card at any participating pottery shop. Qualifying cards will be entered in a drawing, which will take place the weekend of May 25.

Maps will be available at participating shops. The map offers a guide to the studios and shops. Pottery maps are also available on our map page listed above.

A list of participating pottery shops coming soon!

To keep up to date, follow us on social media. Seagrove Potters and Celebration of Seagrove Potters on Facebook, and @seagrovepotters on Instagram.

More 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

Chris Luther Pottery

4823 Busbee Rd • Seagrove, 27341   |  
336 301 3254   |   [email protected]
Read more about the studio

McNeill’s Pottery

1208 Upper Rd • Seagrove, 27341   |  
(336) 879-3002   |   [email protected]
Read more about the studio   |   Website

Ben Owen Pottery, Inc.

105 Bens Pl • Seagrove, 27341   |   April 19th 10:00am-5:00pm, April 20th Closed, April 21st 10:00am-5:00pm
336-879-2262   |   [email protected]
Read more about the studio   |   Website


Potts Pottery

1128 Fork Creek Mill Rd. • Seagrove, 27341   |  
336-873-9660   |   [email protected]
Read more about the studio

Donna’s Pottery Haven

3432 Brower Mill Rd • Seagrove, 27341   |  
336-879-4776   |   [email protected]
Read more about the studio   |   Website

Eck McCanless Pottery

6077 Old US Highway 220 • Seagrove, 27341   |   April 19 - 21, 10am - 5pm
(336) 873-7412   |   [email protected]
Read more about the studio   |   Website

Eck will perform Agateware turning and carving demonstrations on the covered deck. New pots will be available, fresh from the kiln. Eck's sister, Fiva McCanless, will set up a booth with her work.

Bulldog Pottery

3306 US Hwy 220 Alt • Seagrove, 27341   |  
cell 336-302-3469
home 910-428-9728
  |   [email protected]
Read more about the studio

Michele Hastings & Jeff Brown Pottery

505 E Main St. • Seagrove, 27341   |   April 19th 9:00am-5pm, April 20th 9am-5pm, April 21st 10am-5pm
336-873-1001   |   [email protected]
Read more about the studio   |   Website

Our gallery is located within our pottery studio. Shoppers have the opportunity to see us working on pots during their visit. The stoneware pottery that we create is hand carved with textural designs, as well as the ginkgo leaf pattern that we are known for. There will be a selection of vessel sinks available and custom orders are always welcome.

Chad Brown Pottery

609 Yow Rd. • Seagrove, 27341   |  
910-571-1691   |   [email protected]
Read more about the studio

Teague’s Frogtown Pottery

179 Frogtown Rd. • Eagle Springs, 27242   |  
910.638.0980   |   [email protected]
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Carolina Crockery-Hatfield Pottery

326 Adams Road • Seagrove, 27341   |   April 19th 10:00am-5:00pm, April 20th 10:00am-5:00pm, April 21st Noon-4:00pm
3368792426   |   [email protected]
Read more about the studio   |   Website

Come Celebrate Spring with us, enjoy new designs for serving guests and family, with charcuterie choices, and lovely pieces for kitchen and dining. Our special niche in olive oil & vinegar cruets and jugs will have some new colors and designs. We will also be showcasing our favorite flavors of oils & vinegars paired with different food tasting options. Explore some new flavors on the Tour! Food tasting hours: 11 am to 4pm Friday & Saturday, Noon to 3pm on Sunday.