Where To Begin?
A great starting point is the North Carolina Pottery Center. Dedicated to promoting awareness of the tradition and history of pottery-making in North Carolina, it’s here guests may delve into the heritage and significance of the art form. The center houses a museum and also hosts educational programs, events, and exhibits throughout the year.
Another fabulous starting point is the Seagrove Creations Pottery Gallery. Here, you’ll get an overview of the styles and potters whose work you like so you can plan which galleries and shops to visit next. You can also pick up a few hand-crafted souvenirs.
Maps are available at most pottery shops to assist in planning your travel strategy (You can also request a map online to be mailed to you prior to your trip). There are close to 100 pottery shops within a 20-mile radius so you’ll need to set your pace!
The Pottery Shops
Once you’ve highlighted the shops you wish to visit on your map, you’re in for a fun day of pottery!
With so many artisans in a concentrated area, there’s an array of styles and types of pottery to select from. There are tiny shops, mid-size stores, and more elaborate galleries. You’ll encounter one-of-a-kind artistic sculptures, dinnerware, functional, and decorative pieces of pottery. And Yes, you may say repeatedly, Pull over and let me out!
365 Days Of Pottery In Seagrove
Staying In Seagrove
Who’ll Enjoy A Trip To Seagrove?
Naturally, anyone who loves pottery will be in his or her element in Seagrove. But it’s also a terrific educational experience and a fantastic spot for anyone who admires artisans and the artistic process. Additionally, Seagrove is superb for shopping and there’s plenty of opportunities to pick up a hand-crafted memento, a set of mugs or an entire set of dishes should you choose.
There’s an abundance of fragile things and children may not find looking at pottery very interesting. However, your child may discover the love for an art form so it’s best to decide for yourself if a trip to the Potters Highway is a kid-friendly activity.
Moreover, a journey to Seagrove is also a wonderful day in the country. The town’s rural scenery, friendly citizens, talented artists, and overall southern charm makes Seagrove a definite Pull Over and Let Me Out destination.
Have you been to Seagrove? Let me know in the comments below. I love hearing about your travels!
Seagrove, North Carolina
Pottery Capital of the U.S.A.
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Nestled in the countryside of North Carolina you will find the largest concentration of working potters in the United States. Enjoy your day on a self guided driving tour down some of North Carolina s scenic byways. Within a 20 mile radius there is just under 100 shops to visit. Set your own pace as you go from shop to shop. You’ll most likely be greeted by the potters themselves. Seagrove offers a range of pottery, from functional everyday use, sculptural, folk art, to historical forms from the past. Make plans to spend a day or two to discover Seagrove and experience the diversity of North Carolina pottery. Seagrove is open year around! Come anytime! Shops are open everyday of the week throughout the whole year.