Seagrove, NC - The Seagrove Potters of Historic Busbee Road will once again present a weekend experience designed for enjoyable Valentine's Day shopping on Friday and Saturday, the 10th and 11th of February 2012. Refreshments, decorations and Valentine's colors and festivities will greet shoppers and give them an opportunity to talk to the potters and craft people.

When the group discussed the possibility of a second Busbee Road, Valentine's Day event, all were in agreement that the first had been a success. "Last year's Valentines event was enjoyed by all who came. It was a time of the year when pottery customers weren't used to the "something extra" we put out for them simply with decorating and refreshments, and it seemed to go over well," said Mary Farrell of Westmoore Pottery. This year the group will put even more heart into the event with each of the shops donating 5% of their sales on Friday and Saturday to a charity of their choice. The charities will include St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Sandhills Children's Center, Brenner Children's Hospital, Humane Society of Moore County, Robbins Area Christian Ministries and Breast Cancer Research.

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 everyone on your list in the shops starting on Busbee Road at Pottery Highway 705 and ending at Jugtown Road.

Below is a list of shops and offering for the event.

*Ben Owen Pottery will have a new kiln of Chinese Red and Cosmic Blue for that special person on February 10th-11th (10am-5pm). Ben will be demonstrating on the wheel both days and refreshments will be available as well. 910-464-2261

*Chris Luther will be demonstrating wheel throwing and clay altering techniques on February 11th. A new serving ware line glazed in a variety of colors will also be available this Valentine's weekend. 336-301-3254

*Westmoore Pottery's shop will be decorated for Valentine's Day. Special gifts for couples will be featured and Valentine's Day refreshments will be served. 910-464-3700

*Hickory Hill Pottery will serve refreshments and will decorate their shop for the occasion. Pottery wares will be centered around the theme of Valentines Day.
9am-5pm Friday and Saturday 910-464-3166

*Mill Creek Forge, a blacksmith shop owned by Jerry Darnell, will have several items including hooks and hangers made up around the heart theme. 910-464-3888

*O'Quinn Pottery will have light refreshments made by Sandra O'Quinn, and will feature heart shaped bowls along with a fresh kiln load of pottery. 910-464-5125

*Keith Martindale Pottery will serve refreshments and feature heart themed ring holders and carved pieces. 910-464-3772

*Cady Clay Works will bring you a special Valentine shopping Open House. Our store will be decorated for the holiday and we will have special heart-themed pottery for sale. Refreshments and studio tours will be available. 910-464-5661

*Original Owens Pottery will have their signature Owens red glaze, with new larger pieces, including vases and Jars, as well as a fresh supply of dinnerware. 910-464-3553

*Moore Pots Pottery will feature animals, including elephants, chickens, goats, and lions. You will find vases, jars, and faces jugs and pieces glazed in a new Burgundy and White Glaze 910-464-1453

*Jugtown Pottery will have a new firing with Copper Reds, Soft Iron and Lavender glazed pieces, along with herbal candles and new American Crafts. Refreshments will be served, (including gluten free items) 910-464-3266

*JLK Jewelry at Jugtown will feature new romantic jewelry with red stones and other new creations in a variety of colors. 910-464-2653

Visit for direct links to the individual pottery websites. You can pick up the rack card for the Busbee Road section of the Seagrove pottery area at the NC Pottery Center, all NC Welcome Centers and at any of the shops along Busbee Road. Event flyers will also be placed at the NC Pottery Center and the Busbee Road shops.