The Country's Largest Community of Potters . . . Carrying on Tradition!
Paul Ray was born and raised in Seagrove, NC on land that had been passed down through his family since 1791.
Sherry Caldwell Hohl
Many of Sherry's stoneware pottery pieces are hand carved with original free flowing designs.
Audrey Valone operates Bluestone Pottery. Located 3.5 miles off Hwy 705 on Fork Creek Mill Rd. right on the road with easy access. Scenic, open space with a comfortable showroom for pottery display. Kilns and workshop are right next to my showrooom.
I consider myself as much a preservationist as a potter.
Related to the Teague potters, Sandra worked with a local potter to learn how to turn, and to see if she would like it.
I’ve been a potter since 1980, studying and teaching at the Ceramic League of Miami before moving to NC.
I have been working in pottery since 1984 and have recently started my own business in October 2015. I hand throw each functional piece which include but are not limited to face mugs, bowls, bacon cooker, brie dishes, oil lamps, and piggy banks.
We are ceramic artists lifting the gravity of clay to a higher form through the use of wild clay and tamed porcelain.
Charlotte E. Wooten
It is interesting and curious to me that my likes and tastes come from my grandparents' time, the Mississippi of the 1800s and early 1900s.
Fred's work is exhibited globally, and can be found in the Mint Museum permanent collection and is published in many periodicals and books.
We specialize in dinnerware and functional pieces.
Scott creates his own style of mugs, teapots, bean pots, and baking dishes.
I can still remember the feeling of satisfaction I had when I got my first job making pots and felt I could really call myself a potter.
David and Deborah Garner ply their trade, just like David's forefathers did almost 300 years ago. David's involvement with clay and pottery began at such an early age, he can't quite remember when he first saw a pot being turned on a potter's wheel. Come by Turn and Burn Pottery and visit a while.
Don is best known for his Treepots which he began making in the 1980's.
Ben Owen III
Works created by Mr. Owen are included in numerous museum collections including the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC.
I’ve had some kind of art project in the works since the day I was old enough to grip my first crayon.
Travis began making pots at an early age; learning from his parents, much the way his family has passed down the craft for over 150 years.
Wyndham specializes in wheel-turned pottery.
A Japanese potter in Seagrove. Established ceramic career in Shigaraki, Japan. Focus on using NC local clay and making wood fired pottery.
Janice loves making pottery after working public work in a hosiery mill for 22 years. God is good I'm truly blessed.
Bayle's work in clay is inspired largely by the animals that surround her, whether they be her pet emu, wild rabbits, or friends met during visits to the NC Zoo.
Along with private and corporate collections, Blaine’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC. His work has been featured nationally in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions such as Strictly Functional Pottery National in Lancaster, PA, By Example: NC Potters and Their Mentors Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art in Greensboro, NC, and Seven Studios from Seagrove Burroughs-Chapin Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC. Additionally, his work can be seen in publications such as Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics Now International Magazine, and Lark Books’ 500 Bowls and Ceramics for Beginners: Surfaces, Glazes & Firing.
Bruce was born and raised here in Seagrove, just as his family has been for generations.
I hand turn durable high-fired pottery with glazes that will complement homes and businesses everywhere.
The love of horses and equestrian arts are beautifully represented at Smith Pottery. Potters since 1995, the Smith family have grown their business together.
My studio art pottery aesthetics are traditional with a flare - a dotted mug, an insect on a plate, or swirl on a covered jar.
Terry King began making pottery at Seagrove Pottery in 1985.
As the only daughter of potters Terry and Anna King, Crystal was being recognized by folk art collectors for her unique style of hand building, at an early age.
Vernon Owens is a fourth generation potter; he grew up working for his father, M.L. Owens.
Bobbie enjoys turning smaller items, but her passion lies with hand-building.
I try to make pots that embody a strong sense of form.
Michael Mahan has been making pots in the Seagrove area for nearly 30 years.
Regina was born in Tacoma, WA into a military family. She spent her young life traveling all over the United States and Europe before finally settling in South Carolina. She met her husband, Eddie Voncannon from Seagrove North Carolina, while she was studying commercial art at Central Texas College. Regina and her husband soon moved to Durham, NC. They decided to relocate their business to Eddie's hometown of Seagrove, NC also known as "The Pottery Capital of the World." Regina began her artistic journey under the watchful eye of two of Seagrove's Legendary Potters: Dorothy and Walter Auman of "Seagrove Pottery". She advanced her studies in clay at Montgomery Community College in nearby Troy, NC.
A Japanese potter in Seagrove. Established ceramic careers in Shigaraki, and my main focus is wild clays and wood firings.
At Turn and Burn Pottery