Rockhouse Pottery

Ken and Carolyn Poole are among the lucky few that truly love what they do, and it shows in their love of the craft and the art they create. They own and operate Rockhouse Pottery just across from the Historical Pottery Marker on Highway 705.

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.
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.

In 1992 the City of Raleigh commissioned them to produce a limited edition of pottery to commemorate the bicentennial; they were given a showing at the Raleigh Art Museum for these pieces. Ken and Carolyn made lamp bases for Bob Timberlake’s furniture collection.  “Bob is another Tar Heel with a love for down home country living.”

Today the Rockhouse is a must place to visit.  Ken has retired from the clay, but their son Greg continues on the tradition throwing, carving and glazing just like generations before him have done.

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