Eck McCanless Pottery

Eck McCanless is a second generation potter and musician/songwriter who hails from Seagrove, North Carolina.

Eck’s focus is on Agateware, which he makes by turning multiple colors of clay on the wheel at the same time to create a spiral. Once the piece is leather hard, he carves it to reveal patterns hiding within the walls of the pot. It’s best to see it in person to fully understand this style. Eck, being a performer at heart, loves to demonstrate for anyone who visits his pottery shop.

*If watching a demo is at the top of your list, please let us know in advance when you plan to visit so we can make sure Eck is available at that time. You can reach us by phone at 336-873-7412 or by email at [email protected].


6077 Old US Highway 220
Seagrove, NC 27341

(336) 873-7412


Regular Hours:

10am - 5pm



Eck McCanless




Stepping Into The Craft - Summers In Seagrove

Weekend 3 - July 14-16

Participating Days: Saturday, July 15

Hours: 10am - 5pm

Eck McCanless Pottery celebrates its 12th anniversary with a limited-edition color, demonstrations and refreshments. This year’s special anniversary color is Plum Purple! Enjoy Agateware demonstrations and refreshments. Eck makes his Agateware by turning multiple colors of clay on the wheel at the same time, then carving the pot to reveal intricate patterns. Signed, numbered, limited-edition pieces in a Plum Purple will be available. This color will only be available while supplies last.

Weekend 7 - August 11-13

Participating Days: Saturday, August 12

Hours: 10am - 5pm

Tea with Seagrove Potters - Spend the day cruising the beautiful Seagrove countryside, discovering spectacular handmade pottery and sampling teas and pastries along the way. Sample iced tea from Carriage House Tea, pastries from the Table Farmhouse Bakery and Holly Hill Farm, and homemade treats at Blue Hen Pottery, Dean & Martin Pottery, Eck McCanless Pottery, From the Ground Up, Red Hare Pottery and Thomas Pottery. Each shop has its own unique style of pottery, and will serve different flavors of tea and snacks. Shops will feature everything you need to serve tea. Find your favorite pitchers, tumblers, teapots and teacups. Shops are open from 10-5 and are located along NC Pottery Highway 705 and adjoining roads. Pick up a tea brochure and map at your first stop. Free event.