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Celebration of Spring Kiln Openings and Studio Tours in Seagrove

Posted on 03/31/12

Seagrove, NC - Seagrove potters are again coming together to create an eventful weekend with something for everyone. Over 65 clay artists will be offering special events and kiln openings throughout Seagrove the weekend of April 21-22, 2012. Spring has always been a time for renewal and awakening in Seagrove and this year an unprecedented number of shops are opening their doors at the same time to Celebrate spring with special events. It's a great weekend to come out and leisurely browse, shop and experience a 200-year-old tradition, see the process, develop and renew relationships with the potters of Seagrove.

A large variety of events are scheduled throughout the weekend including, but not limited to - loads of beautiful new pots fresh from the kilns, door prizes, refreshments, turning demonstrations, raku firings and special guests. Stop at any participating shop as you come into Seagrove to pick up a map of the tour and details of events. You can download a pdf of participating shops and hours and a map from Discover Seagrove or Celebration of Seagrove Potters and be sure to like us and follow us on Facebook for updates on the event details Celebration of Seagrove Potters.
Participating pottery shops include: A. Teague Village (Southern Spirits), Avery Pottery & Tileworks, Ben Owen, Blue Hen, BlueStone, Bulldog, Caldwell-Hohl Artworks, Chris Luther, Crystal King, Dean and Martin, Dirt Works, Donna Craven, Eck McCanless, Fireshadow, From the Ground Up, Great White Oak Gallery, Hickory Hill, JLK Jewelry, Johnston & Gentithes, Jugtown, Kings, Lathams, Luck's Ware, Lufkin, McNeill's, Michele Hastings & Jeff Brown, Nichols, O'Quinn, Frank Neef, Ray, Seagrove Stoneware, Smith, Studio Touya, Thomas, Tom Gray, Whynot Pottery & Acacia Art Tile.

The Seagrove Area Potters Association (SAPA) is a group of remarkable clay artists united to showcase the traditional and contemporary pottery of the historic Seagrove community. The goal is to maintain the authenticity of Seagrove pottery by working together in community efforts to promote the historical, educational and artistic aspects encountered while visiting Seagrove, and to draw customers to the individual shops to have a firsthand Seagrove experience. The Celebration of Seagrove Potters was formed in 2008 and merged that year with the SAPA, a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to promote, publicize and market the Seagrove Area Pottery Community and its on-going tradition.

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