SEAGROVE, NC - The 3rd Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters is just nine short days away, but it's not too late to purchase Gala Tickets for Friday night's opening activities. Held indoors at the historic Luck's Bean Plant in Seagrove, North Carolina, the Gala is a chance for visitors to meet the artists and enjoy the opening night festivities of this fabulous event where guests have first privilege to browse and purchase from the thousands of pottery pieces, sip a favorite beverage and enjoy abundant hors d'oeuvres while listening to the jazz band of Joe Robinson. Patrons also have the opportunity to bid on a select collection of unique, collaborative pieces. The highly successful venture of teaming Seagrove artists to produce highly collectible, one-of-a-kind pieces has been very popular in previous years. The auction starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2010. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on-line at

Saturday, November 20th, the Celebration show is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and continues on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A second fundraising auction of Seagrove pots will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Food and beverage vendors will be set up including 3-Kings Barbeque, Marco Enterprises, and Pacific Rim Noodle House among others. Indoor seating is available. A special Kids area (only kids allowed in to buy authentic Seagrove pottery at kid's prices) will raise funds to be donated to the local county schools' art departments. Demonstrations and educational opportunities will be available.

The Celebration is unique because it is a showcase of only the artists of Seagrove, an area that covers the three-county corner region of Randolph, Moore and Montgomery counties. More than 90 of the Seagrove potters that earn their living making pottery in the local Seagrove community will be participating in the annual event. Seagrove pottery has long been known for its collectability and the Seagrove name is recognized worldwide.

This year's event will feature the following Seagrove potteries: Avery Pottery & Tileworks, Ben Owen Pottery, Blue Hen Pottery, Bluestone Pottery, Bulldog Pottery, Caldwell-Hohl Artworks, Chad Brown Pottery, Chris Luther Pottery, Country Pots, Cross Creek Pottery, Crystal King Pottery, David Stuempfle Pottery, Dean & Martin Pottery, Dirtworks, Dixieland Pottery, Donna Craven Pottery, Dover Pottery, Fat Beagle Pottery, Fireshadow Pottery, From the Ground Up, Gingerbread House Pottery, Great White Oak Gallery, Hatfield Pottery, Hickory Hill Pottery, Jeff Brown & Michelle Hastings Pottery, JLK Jewelry at Jugtown, Johnston & Gentithes Art Pottery, Jugtown Pottery, King's Pottery, Koepnick Pottery, Kovack Pottery, Lantern Hill Pottery, Latham's Pottery, Luck's Ware, Lufkin Pottery, McCanless Pottery, McKay Pottery, Nelda French Pottery, Nichols Pottery, Old Gap Pottery, Ole Fish House Pottery, "Original" Owens Pottery, Pebbles Pottery, Pottery by Frank Neef, Potts Pottery, Ray Pottery, Riggs Pottery, Rockhouse Pottery, Seagrove Stoneware, Studio Touya, The Hutch Pottery, Thomas Pottery, Tom Gray Pottery, Triple C Pottery, Turn & Burn, Uwharrie Crystalline, Westmoore Pottery, Whynot Pottery, Windsong Pottery, and Zehmer Pottery. Visit to learn more about this year's the festival.

Seagrove is known as the handmade pottery capital of the United States. For general information on travel to Seagrove and area pottery shopping, please contact the Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau at 800-626-2672 or go to The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Randolph County Tourism Development Authority, representing Archdale, Asheboro, Franklinville, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman, Seagrove, Staley, and Trinity, North Carolina.