“Seagrove native, clay is in my blood. When travelling in Europe and Asia during the "military days", "We missed home when overseas, and our hearts were back home in the Dogwoods and pines of Upper-Moore County.”
[...Keeping North Carolina Tar Heel symbols alive in the clay...]
Carolyn Poole is among the lucky few that truly love what they do, and it shows in her love of the craft and the art they create. She and her husband Ken own and operate Rockhouse Pottery just across from the Historical Pottery Marker on Highway 705 near Mack and Chrisco Roads.
Carolyn is a 4th generation potter, and still uses her simple tools to carve in the state themes on her bowls, baking dishes, goblets and wine coolers. She grew up here in Seagrove, not far away from where the Rockhouse Pottery sits.
Today Rockhouse Pottery features the work of Carolyn and Greg Poole, Ken has retired from his work in the clay. But the North Carolina themes of Pines, Dogwoods and Grapes still lives on in their work. Saltware, Stoneware and Copper Reds still are plentiful in their gallery. Beautiful floating blues, greens and pinks adorn the lovely forms and shapes thrown on the wheel.
Today the Rockhouse is a must place to visit. Ken has retired from the clay, but Carolyn and their son Greg continues on the tradition throwing, carving and glazing beautiful pieces.