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Regina and her husband opened their studio Pottery Junction in 1989. Regina has perfected her art over the years; she focuses on Shape and Form when working on her wares. She makes beautiful hand-turned works which range from abstract flowing designs with eye-catching textures to fully functional, yet beautiful utilitarian wares. She works in a variety of techniques, ranging from Raku to Porcelain and stoneware. Her pieces are hand-thrown on the potter's wheel and then manipulated into flowing organic shapes. She then fires these one-of-a-kind works of art in differing glazes. Her glazes are her own recipes, many utilizing the "wood-ash" ingredient which is a traditional style used by many in the early days of pottery making in Seagrove, including Dorothy and Walter Auman. These various glazes and firing techniques bring out beautiful and original aspects and compositions on her individual works of art. Regina is able to pull inspiration for her work from everyday life, most recently using her own battle with Breast Cancer to be her muse in many of her newest creations. Now-a-days, you will see Regina transforming clumps of mud into extraordinarily, beautiful works of art. The body of her work is so diverse that visitors are awe struck by the quality and many styles of design she manifests. Regina, like many of the finest artists, draws inspiration from the absolute need to create. Her studio/gallery, Pottery Junction, is located in the very heart of Seagrove's main street. You can find her in her husband's now transformed circa 1920s gas station. Entering her studio/gallery the history of the "ole days" carry you back. While you are being transported back in time, the gallery of Regina's works are displayed, for you, on the "ole gas station coke drink box" and on the wall shelves that use to display basic sundries for logging crews that would meet at the station, preparing for their day by purchasing soda's and canned goods for their mid-day meal in the woods. Regina has recently lent herself to more philanthropic endeavors as well. She is a part-time ceramic instructor at Montgomery Community College. In 2010 Regina helped with fund raising for the North Carolina State Capitol Foundation. She works diligently to promote the rich unique cultures and traditions of the area.