Seagrove, NC - Seagrove potters are again coming together to create an eventful weekend with something for everyone. Over 50 clay artists will be offering special events and kiln openings throughout Seagrove the weekend of April 17-18, 2010. Spring has always been a time for renewal and awakening in Seagrove and this year an unprecedented number of shops are opening their doors together to Celebrate spring with special events. It's a great weekend to come out and leisurely browse, shop and experience a 200-year-old tradition, see the process, develop and renew relationships with the potters of Seagrove.

A large variety of events are scheduled throughout the weekend including but not limited to loads of beautiful new pots fresh from the kilns, door prizes, refreshments, turning demonstrations and raku firing. Descriptions of events and more details can be found at Stop at any participating shop as you come into Seagrove to pick up a map of the area and listing of events.

Participating shops include:
A. R. Britt, Avery, Ben Owen, Bluemoon/Ole Fish House, Blue Stone, Bulldog, Cady Clay Works, Cagle Road, Caldwell-Hohl, Chad Brown, Crystal King, Dean & Martin, DirtWorks, Dixieland, Dover, Fat Beagle, Fireshadow, Frank Neef, From the Ground Up, Great White Oak Gallery, Hatfield, Hickory Hill, JLK Jewelry, Johnston & Gentithes, Jugtown, King's, Kovack, Lantern Hill, Latham's, Luck's Ware, Lufkin, McCanless, McNeill's, Nichols, Old Gap, Ray, Rockhouse, Seagrove Stoneware, Smith, Studio Touya, The English Potter, Thomas, Tom Gray, Triple C, Turn & Burn, Village, Westmoore, Whynot, Wyndham & Brookehaven.

The Celebration of Seagrove Potters is a gathering of diverse clay artists joining forces to showcase the traditional and contemporary pottery of the historic Seagrove community. The goal is to maintain the authenticity of Seagrove pottery by working together in a community effort to promote the historical, educational and artistic aspects that can be experienced when visiting Seagrove, and to draw customers to the shops to have a first hand Seagrove experience. COSP was formed in 2008 and merged that year with the Seagrove Area Potters Association, a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to promote, publicize and market the Seagrove Area Pottery Community and its tradition.