Seagrove, NC - Summer Solstice on June 21st, the longest day of the year, celebrates growth and renewal of the spirit. Come and spend time with the garden fairies and woodland sprites that live along Busbee Road. They have inspired the potters to create new pieces for the garden, yard, home and especially for you.

Several Busbee Road shops will be open for special evening hours Friday and all day Saturday until 5 pm. Take a journey down Busbee Road and experience the story behind the scenes, meet the artists, learn about their shops and be amazed at the depth and variety of what you will discover.

These shops are open until 7pm Friday and 5pm Saturday with special offerings, unless otherwise noted, and the other shops on Busbee Road will be operating under regular hours:

CHRIS LUTHER POTTERY will have a Summer Solstice Kiln Opening on June 21st and 22nd with planters, birdhouses, platters, and teapots available with a chance to win pots in new glazes of 2013 Demos will be throughout the day on Friday.; (336) 301-3254

MILL CREEK FORGE will be open with a good selection of hand-forged items to accent your garden.; (910 )464-3888

HICKORY HILL POTTERY will celebrate that summer has arrived along with tasty fruits and vegetables. Come and check out our complete line of kitchenware and serving pieces that's sure to compliment your summer entrees. Refreshments will be served on June 22nd, 2013. Due to the longest day of the year our hours will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (910)464-3166

O'QUINN POTTERY will be celebrating the Summer Solstice with homemade refreshments and pottery "Garden Creatures" for your home. (910)464-5125

KEITH MARTINDALE POTTERY will join the Solstice celebration with refreshments and a good selection of handmade pottery. (910)464-3772

CADY CLAY WORKS will have special pottery and other NC handmade artwork to decorate your home garden. As our 25th anniversary year draws to a close, join us Friday evening from 5 - 7pm for hors d'oeurves on the patio, or Saturday from 11am - 3pm when John will offer wheel-throwing demonstrations and studio tours. Open 10-7 Fri and 9-5 Sat. (910)464-5661

ORIGINAL OWENS POTTERY will have a selection of flower pots, bird wares, signature red, serving pieces and refreshments. (910) 464-3553

JUGTOWN POTTERY will offer garden wares, serving pieces, American crafts, and an array of new pieces for the Summer Solstice. Visit our museum; relax and taste a bit of summer lite fare. Open 8:30-7 Fri and 8:30-5 Sat. (910)464-3266

JLK JEWELRY will have a selection of nature themed jewelry, in addition to a variety of one of a kind pieces. At Jugtown Pottery in the sales cabin, please join us for some tasty treats and adventures. (910)464-2653

Seagrove Potters of Historic Busbee Road offer a day of wonder, appreciation, learning and enjoying. Eleven shops, including three museums, a jeweler, a blacksmith and a wide variety of other crafts, all in less than a three mile scenic drive, where pottery has been made continuously for over 100 years. There is something for most everyone on your list in the shops on Busbee Road starting at Pottery Highway 705 and ending at Jugtown Road. Plan your adventure and visit the shops on Busbee Road. Find us online at and on Facebook: Seagrove Potters of Busbee Road.