Town of Seagrove

Seagrove is known as "The Handmade Pottery Capital of the United States," drawing enthusiasts from across the globe. With over 100 individual potters to explore, Seagrove offers a vibrant tapestry of traditional craftsmanship and artistic innovation. Rooted in a rich history, Seagrove's pottery tradition dates back to the late 18th century with the arrival of English and German immigrant potters. The construction of the Old Plank Road and later the railroad system facilitated broader market access, laying the foundation for Seagrove's prominence in the pottery world.

Situated just 15 minutes south of Asheboro and approximately 40 miles northwest of Pinehurst, the journey to Seagrove is as delightful as the destination itself. As you traverse the scenic farmlands, you'll be transported back in time, envisioning the rustic beauty of rural central North Carolina.

 Throughout the 20th century, Seagrove pottery gained widespread recognition, thanks in part to the efforts of visionary promoters like Jacques and Julianna Busbee. The 1976 Bicentennial Celebration and the emergence of ceramic arts programs further fueled interest in handcrafted pottery, leading to a flourishing community of studio artists.

Today, Seagrove's pottery legacy is celebrated annually through events like the Seagrove Pottery Festival and the Celebration of Seagrove Potters. Explore a wonderful display of shops and galleries, offering everything from traditional tableware to folk art and historical reproductions.

Nestled just off Seagrove's main street lies the North Carolina Pottery Center, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to preserving and showcasing the state's pottery heritage. Featuring permanent and rotating exhibits, along with educational workshops, the center provides insight into North Carolina's pottery evolution from Native American traditions to contemporary innovations.

Seagrove is conveniently served by three major airports within a little over an hour's drive, including Piedmont Triad International in Greensboro. Accommodation options abound, with six Asheboro area hotels, including renowned rewards properties, and two charming bed and breakfast inns, Duck Smith House & Seagrove Stoneware Inn.

Whether you're a seasoned collector or a curious traveler seeking an authentic cultural experience, Seagrove invites you to immerse yourself in the timeless artistry of handmade pottery and the warm hospitality of its community.

Town of Seagrove122 E Main St - Seagrove | 336-873-7307 | David Fernandez, Mayor