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Celebration of American Craft Week in Seagrove Announced - Oct 7 & Oct 14

Posted on 09/21/17

Seagrove, NC - Experience Seagrove’s pottery tradition on a self-guided tour of over 70 working studios. Participate in hands-on activities, watch demonstrations and witness behind the scenes activities, in the pottery capital of the United States. Plan to spend the day, we guarantee you’ll want to come back.

Seagrove Potters are thrilled for Seagrove, NC to be voted #1 Town for Craft Lovers. Join them in the celebration of “ American Craft Week”.  Seagrove potters’ have something exciting planned for you, each Saturday between October 6 - 15. Come discover for yourself what makes this a special place to visit.  Observe demonstrations of wheel throwing, carving techniques and much more.  Can’t wait to get your hands in some clay?  You can participate in hands-on activities during this special event.  Try making pottery on the wheel or learn a hand-building technique. The potters are willing to share behind the scenes activities, so you can join in the fun! Shops are open from 10:00 - 5:00. Visit DiscoverSeagrove.com for a list of participating shops and event details for American Craft Week.

Seagrove is in the center of North Carolina making it the perfect day trip destination. Visit the largest community of potters, with the longest continuous history of pottery making in the United States.  More than 100 ceramic artists call this unique destination home. Seagrove Potters offer shoppers a variety of pottery styles and traditions.  Enjoy the beautiful countryside as you tour the many galleries and studios located within a 20-mile radius of the town’s center.  Pick up a map at your first stop, meet the potters and discover the limitless talent that thrives within this creative community.

Seagrove’s long history of pottery making began with the abundant and varied natural clay deposits found in the vicinity. This history has continued with 4rd and 5th generations carrying on the tradition. Due to the area's rich heritage, national and international ceramic artists have relocated here, adding to the diversity of this unique pottery community.   

The shops, galleries and studios of Seagrove are open all year, with special events held

throughout the year. Celebrate spring by attending the Spring Kiln Opening in April.  Saturdays in July offer hands-on experiences, studio tours, kiln openings and more. Seagrove joins American Craft Week in October in spotlighting the nation’s largest celebration of handmade American craft.

 Perhaps the most popular event, the Celebration of Seagrove Potters in November gathers Seagrove potters together in the historic Luck’s Cannery to showcase their work with pottery sales, an auction of unique collectible pieces and demonstrations.  This event was named one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast.  December offers shoppers festive Holiday Open Studio events. 

Seagrove is also the home of the North Carolina Pottery Center, which features permanent collections, history, educational programs, research and preservation. 

Seagrove comprises an invaluable network of professional artists, exceptional in its diversity. From functional to decorative, from the traditional forms of the past to contemporary sculptural art pottery, Seagrove offers collectors a beautiful variety of styles. For more information about Seagrove pottery shops, visit www.discoverseagrove.com.  

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