Seagrove, NC - The Randolph County town of Seagrove( has a population of less than 300 – yet the community is home to more than 100 potters, pottery shops and galleries.

In colonial times, settlers noticed how the local clay was perfect for glazed earthenware – jugs, plates, pots, dishes and more. Demand for Seagrove items rose and fell over the years, but became firmly established in the last five decades when the number of quality potters working in traditional and modern styles reached its critical mass. In the 1980s, promotion of the area as the “Handmade Pottery Pottery Capital of the United States” began in earnest.