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Art of the State: Seagrove Pottery

Posted on 07/04/2018

Seagrove – It’s about the clay. Back in the day, folks living in the Seagrove, NC area discovered large veins of clay perfect for pottery. And it wasn’t all about creating works of art, although that happened, too. Plates, platters, bowls, mugs, and other everyday pottery items were commonly made by local potters. Today, people from all over the world travel to see and purchase Seagrove pottery.

I hadn’t spent a lot of time in Randolph County, “The Heart of NC” – until three weeks ago. “The towns of Archdale, Asheboro, Franklinville, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman, Seagrove, Staley and Trinity are located within Randolph County with Asheboro being the county seat.”

As guests of Randolph County, our group spent three and a half enlightening days exploring the towns of Seagrove, Asheboro, and Randleman with Tammy O’Kelley, Visitors Bureau Executive Director. I’ll be telling you about some great restaurants, a fun brewery, and animal adventures in future articles.

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