From the Ground Up
“From the Ground Up was established in 1997.”
[...I was digging clay long before I discovered a source on my property that I could actually make pots with....]
Michael and his wife, Mary Holmes, renovated an old barn on 31 acres in northern Moore County, six miles south of the town of Seagrove. In the 1890s traditional potter and whiskey maker W.J. Stewart fired wares in a ground hog kiln on the property.
American Craft Week
Weekend 1 - October 7-8
R.D. Mahan Kiln Opening & Turkey Roast
This year's turkey will be a "Turkey Jerky" that can be eaten after browsing a selection of our latest pots. R.D. was my father, the late Ronald Dewitt Mahan. This is our kiln opening in honor of the man whose courage, determination and energy inspired me to create whatever I desire. It's a yearly event at the studio to celebrate pottery and family, together with friends from more than thirty five years of making pottery in Seagrove. I will have new work available fresh from the kilns. There will be wood-fired pots and electric-fired pots: tree pots, platters, soul pots, bells, and more, some made from local clay. Refreshments to go.
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