Seagrove, NC - On August 4th, Sunday afternoon from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Dr. John Burrison from Georgia State University in Atlanta will be delivering a special presentation entitled "Clay Nation: Traditional Folk Pottery of the United States" at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, N.C. from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Dr. Burrison has a Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania and is Regents Professor and director of the Folklore Curriculum at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is curator of the permanent exhibition Shaping Traditions: Folk Arts in a Changing South in the Atlanta History Museum and of the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia at Sautee Nacoochee. His publications include Brothers in Clay: The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery (1983 and later editions); From Mud to Jug: The Folk Potters and Pottery of Northeast Georgia (2010); "Fluid Vessel: Journey of the Jug," Ceramics in America (2006); "The Living Tradition of English Country Pottery," Folk Life (1997-98); "Survivors: The Country Potters of Post-Industrial England," The Studio Potter (1997), and the "Pottery" entries in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Folklore, Encyclopedia of Applachia, and Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.

This event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is not required to attend this event, but would be appreciated. You may RSVP either via our Facebook page or by emailing

The mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center is to promote public awareness of and appreciation for the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina. The Center is located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove, NC. Hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm. For more information, please call 336.873.8430 or go to