Blink and you'll miss it: 4 tiny towns in the Carolinas worth a visit
Seagrove’s population is 227 — and almost half are full-time potters; many are sixth, seventh or eighth-generation potters. Use this map to visit the studios and shops in the town. Take a hands-on workshop at the North Carolina Pottery Center or watch a free demo offered most Saturdays. Plan a “hands-on clay party” with Bobbie Thomas at Thomas Pottery for a special occasion. Schedule a private lesson on the pottery wheel at Michele Hastings & Jeff Brown Pottery.
Food and drink: Stay local for traditional dishes such as meatloaf and two sides at Seagrove Family Restaurant or Fresh Cuts Butcher and Seafood Market. Travel 15 to 20 minutes to Asheboro for a larger range of options: The Table Farmhouse Bakery, Hamilton’s Steak House, Mike’s Chicago Dog and More and Four Saints Brewing Company, featuring carbon neutral brews.
When to go: On June 1 and 2, Seagrove Wood Fire NC Weekend Pottery Tour will feature 13 local potters. On Saturday night, Starworks Cafe and Taproom in nearby Star, N.C. will feature live music, food trucks and local beer. Shop for holiday gifts at Seagrove’s two pottery festivals, both on November 23.