Holiday Open House with the Seagrove Potters


  • Saturdays Dec 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd, 2017

Join the Seagrove Potters this season for their Annual Holiday Open House. You’re invited to celebrate the holiday season on a self guided pottery tour. Starting on December 2nd through December 23rd the pottery shops of Seagrove have special events planned on Saturdays and Sundays. Already have plans for those weekends? Don’t be dismayed, shops are open during the week too!. Enjoy decorations and complimentary refreshments as you find something for everyone on your list this year. Experience a hearty does of holiday cheer, feel the warmth of the fireplaces as you venture through the Seagrove community. Each participating shop has listed their event details on our website. Complete information about this years Holiday Open House can be found below.  Pickup an Area Map and Guide at your first stop. Free and open to the public.  Check back often, we will be updating!



Participating Shops Around the Seagrove Area:


Events below were from 2016, 2017 events will be listed later this year. 

Save the Dates!  Mark your calendar to plan future trips.

2018 - Dec.1, 8, 15   2019 - Dec. 7, 14, 21     2020 - Dec. 5, 12, 19

December 17th, 2016

Pottery shop

Description

Hours

Hatfield Pottery

@Carolina Crockery

Gallery

326 Adams Road

Seagrove, NC 27341

Refreshments, gift-wrapping & shipping specials and selected discounts on gifts and items you will love to give to friends and family! Celtic themed items, functional and artistic pieces for kitchen, table, hearth & home. Make it a special holiday season by shopping Small Business and Locally Resourced! 

Come celebrate the season!

9AM

-5PM

DirtWorks Pottery


Dan Triece / Ben Vanpelt


1226 Hwy 705


Seagrove, NC 27341


336 873-8979

Dan & Ben will be holding throwing demos & Raku firing Demos all throughout the month of December.  Join them to see how it's all made!

9AM

-5PM

Bulldog Pottery/Gholson and Henneke


3306 US Hwy 220


Seagrove, NC 27341


336-302-3469


or 910-428--9728


bulldog@bulldogpottery.com



“There is Always Room for One More Pot,” said a pottery customer to Samantha Henneke at the 8th annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters. Yes, and just like there is room for one more pot there is time for one more kiln opening.



Bulldog Pottery’s Holiday Kiln Opening is set to take place on two Saturdays, December 10th and 17th, 2016, 10:00-5:00. Join Seagrove Potters Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke for “One More Hurrah” and their “Hottest” pots of the year. Bruce and Samantha will showcase a select group of decorative molybdenum crystalline glazed vases. Come out to meet these two potters and enjoy their company while checking out their newest pots.



Only 5 miles south of Seagrove, look for the distinctive blue water tower beside the driveway leading to their pottery shop at 3306 US Hwy 220, Seagrove, NC 27341. Bruce and Samantha's website is www.bulldogpottery.com or call 336-302-3469



10AM

-5PM


Dover Pottery


634 NC HWY 705


Seagrove, NC 27341


336-879-3610


fivamccanless@gmail.com


dover_pottery@rtmc.net


Dover Pottery is hosting a Holiday Open House at our new location on 705, the Pottery Highway. There will be live music from Fiddlin' Al McCanless and friends, light refreshments, and plenty of holiday cheer. Join us, Saturday December 17th, 11am-5pm.



11AM

-5PM


Caldwell-Hohl Artworks


155 Cabin Trail,


Seagrove, NC 27341


336-879-9090


caldwellhohl@rtmc.net


"Angels, Angels, Angels"


Visit Caldwell-Hohl Artworks for an assortment of Angels..something for everyone from ornaments to sculptures! Light refreshments and studio tours.

10AM

-5PM

Donna's Pottery Haven

3432 Brower Mill Rd


Seagrove, NC 27341

336-879-4776


hertzog63@gmail.com

Donna will hold her Holiday Open House on Dec 17th, stop by and say hello, look for her face jugs, piggy banks, holiday items and more!

10AM

-5PM

Downtown Seagrove Pottery Shops Walking Tour 

Contact Seagrove Stoneware with questions:

Celebrate the holidays with a walking tour around the Pottery shops in Downtown Seagrove.  Pick up a map at any downtown shop.  shops will have holiday items and refreshments. Santa will be in the Old Seagrove Bank building from 3-5 giving out candy and spreading cheer! 

9AM

-6PM

Johnston & Gentithes Art Pottery

741 Fork Creek Mill Road

Seagrove, NC 27341

336-873-9176

idigclay@embarqmail.com

Fred and Carol are still working hard in the studio and will showcase a fresh collection of pottery and sculpture. Join us at our studio for holiday shopping and refreshments.


10AM

-5PM

“IT IS AN HONOR TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENHANCE PEOPLE’S LIVES THROUGH OUR CREATIONS IN CLAY.”
- BEN OWEN III Ben Owen Pottery
Ben Owen III (b. 1968) is an American studio potter working in Seagrove, North Carolina. Born into a traditional pottery family, he was first introduced to clay by his grandfather when he was eight years old. Ben’s natural talent and unusual level of interest led to an apprenticeship with his grandfather and father by age 13. Through high school, he carefully studied the shapes, glazes, and traditions of the Owen aesthetic and learned to appreciate the history and legacy of generations of craft. During college, Ben’s interest in form, design, and color piqued; and he began to forge his own unique path in clay. Through technical exploration and academic influences, Ben’s clay vernacular began to evolve. Travels in the US attending workshops and conferences along with a fellowship in Japan, extended his continued research. He has said, “My approach to working in clay is inspired by many influences. Tradition and vision merge to forge the future, as I honor the historic Owen aesthetic while creating a new, unique body of work. Culture, blended with influences in nature, inspire my work. With studies in China, Japan, Australia and Europe, as well as in the university setting, I have continued to create a unique identity from culture and nature.” Ben’s recent passions have included glaze creation and experimentation. “For some pots, I use a four-chambered wood kiln with a firing process of up to four days. The prolonged exposure to ash and heat develops a wide range of color and texture on the clay. Other glaze techniques have evolved in a gas or electric kiln with a precision in temperature control to manipulate the finish. Some pieces are re-fired to develop layers and depth on the finish.” Works created by Mr. Owen are included in numerous museum collections including the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC; The International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe, NM; The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Art in Alfred, NY; and The Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, NC. Over the past decade, Ben has addressed the needs of designers and collectors to create custom works to be installed in a series of premier hotels and public spaces including the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Tokyo, Japan; Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, NC; the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston, MA; and Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT. Many of these vessels are much larger in scale and carefully designed to enhance the hotels’ stunning interiors. Mr. Owen has received many awards and honors, including North Carolina Living Treasure, 2004; and induction into the North Caroliniana Society.

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“IT IS AN HONOR TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENHANCE PEOPLE’S LIVES THROUGH OUR CREATIONS IN CLAY.”
- BEN OWEN III Ben Owen Pottery
Ben Owen III (b. 1968) is an American studio potter working in Seagrove, North Carolina. Born into a traditional pottery family, he was first introduced to clay by his grandfather when he was eight years old. Ben’s natural talent and unusual level of interest led to an apprenticeship with his grandfather and father by age 13. Through high school, he carefully studied the shapes, glazes, and traditions of the Owen aesthetic and learned to appreciate the history and legacy of generations of craft. During college, Ben’s interest in form, design, and color piqued; and he began to forge his own unique path in clay. Through technical exploration and academic influences, Ben’s clay vernacular began to evolve. Travels in the US attending workshops and conferences along with a fellowship in Japan, extended his continued research. He has said, “My approach to working in clay is inspired by many influences. Tradition and vision merge to forge the future, as I honor the historic Owen aesthetic while creating a new, unique body of work. Culture, blended with influences in nature, inspire my work. With studies in China, Japan, Australia and Europe, as well as in the university setting, I have continued to create a unique identity from culture and nature.” Ben’s recent passions have included glaze creation and experimentation. “For some pots, I use a four-chambered wood kiln with a firing process of up to four days. The prolonged exposure to ash and heat develops a wide range of color and texture on the clay. Other glaze techniques have evolved in a gas or electric kiln with a precision in temperature control to manipulate the finish. Some pieces are re-fired to develop layers and depth on the finish.” Works created by Mr. Owen are included in numerous museum collections including the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC; The International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe, NM; The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Art in Alfred, NY; and The Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, NC. Over the past decade, Ben has addressed the needs of designers and collectors to create custom works to be installed in a series of premier hotels and public spaces including the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Tokyo, Japan; Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, NC; the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston, MA; and Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT. Many of these vessels are much larger in scale and carefully designed to enhance the hotels’ stunning interiors. Mr. Owen has received many awards and honors, including North Carolina Living Treasure, 2004; and induction into the North Caroliniana Society.
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“I LIKE THE WAY LOCAL SEAGROVE AREA CLAY RESPONDS TO WOOD FIRING.”
- DAVID STUEMPFLE
David lives and works in Seagrove NC making wood fired pottery. Originally from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, David began studying pottery in high school. After a two-year apprenticeship, he spent many years as a journeyman potter working in different parts of the
country. He has lived and worked for more than 20 years in Seagrove - a community with a long and evolving pottery heritage. Seagrove is a small, rural community located in the state’s clay-rich central piedmont. It is the center of a community of over 100 potters, many of whom can claim a genealogy of several generations of potters. David works and exhibits in US, Europe and Asia. US/Japan Creative Artists Fellowship recipient, NEA/Central and Eastern Europe Visual Arts Fellowship recipient. Collections: Mint Museum of Art, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Museum, Museum of International Folk Art.
For more info about seagrove potters like David Stuempfle, visit DiscoverSeagrove.com
Seagrove potters are open year round. Plan your trip today!

Seagrove Potters added 3 new photos.

“I LIKE THE WAY LOCAL SEAGROVE AREA CLAY RESPONDS TO WOOD FIRING.”
- DAVID STUEMPFLE
David lives and works in Seagrove NC making wood fired pottery. Originally from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, David began studying pottery in high school. After a two-year apprenticeship, he spent many years as a journeyman potter working in different parts of the
country. He has lived and worked for more than 20 years in Seagrove - a community with a long and evolving pottery heritage. Seagrove is a small, rural community located in the state’s clay-rich central piedmont. It is the center of a community of over 100 potters, many of whom can claim a genealogy of several generations of potters. David works and exhibits in US, Europe and Asia. US/Japan Creative Artists Fellowship recipient, NEA/Central and Eastern Europe Visual Arts Fellowship recipient. Collections: Mint Museum of Art, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Museum, Museum of International Folk Art.
For more info about seagrove potters like David Stuempfle, visit DiscoverSeagrove.com
Seagrove potters are open year round. Plan your trip today!
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