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Celebration of Seagrove Potters opens Nov 20th

Posted on 11/06/2009

Seagrove, NC - The 2nd Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters is just two short weeks away, but it's not too late to purchase Gala Tickets for Friday night's opening activities. Held indoors at the historic Luck's Bean Plant in Seagrove, the Gala is a chance for visitors to meet the artists and enjoy the opening night festivities of this fabulous event where guests have first privilege to browse and purchase from the thousands of pottery pieces, sip a favorite beverage and enjoy abundant hors d'oeuvres while listening to the jazz band. Patrons also have the opportunity to bid on a select collection of unique, collaborative pieces. The highly successful venture of teaming Seagrove artists to produce highly collectable, one-of-a-kind pieces was very popular last year. The auction starts at 8 PM Friday evening. Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance. They may be purchased on-line at www.celebrationofseagrovepotters.com.

Saturday, November 21, the show is open from 9 AM to 6 PM and continues on Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. A second fundraising auction of Seagrove pots will be held at 4 PM Saturday. Food and beverage vendors will be set up including 3-Kings Barbeque, Blue Diner Grille, and Pacific Rim Noodle House among others. Indoor seating is available. A special Kids area (only kids allowed in to buy authentic Seagrove pottery at kids prices!) will raise funds to be donated to the local county schools' art departments, demonstrations and educational opportunities will be available, and much more.

The Celebration is unique because it is a showcase of only the artists of Seagrove, an area that covers the three-county corner region of Randolph, Moore and Montgomery counties. Over 85 of the Seagrove potters that earn their living making pottery in the local Seagrove community will be participating in the annual event. Seagrove pottery has long been known for it collectability and the Seagrove name is recognized worldwide.

The following Seagrove potteries and artists will be participating: Avery Pottery & Tileworks, Ben Owen Pottery, Bluestone Pottery, Bulldog Pottery, Cagle Road Pottery, Caldwell-Hohl Artworks, Chad Brown Pottery, Chris Luther Pottery, Country Pots, Cross Creek Pottery, Crystal King Pottery, Daniel Johnston Pottery, David Stuempfle Pottery, Dean & Martin Pottery, Dirtworks, Dixieland Pottery, Donna Craven Pottery, Dover Pottery, Fat Beagle Pottery, Fireshadow Pottery, From the Ground Up, Gingerbread House Pottery, Great White Oak Gallery, Hatfield Pottery, Humble Mill Pottery, Jake's Pottery, JLK Jewelry at Jugtown, Johnston & Gentithes Art Pottery, Jugtown Pottery, King's Pottery, Koepnick Pottery, Kovack Pottery, Lantern Hill Pottery, Latham's Pottery, Living Water Studio, Luck's Ware, Lufkin Pottery, McCanless Pottery, McKay Pottery, Nichols Pottery, Old Gap Pottery, Ole Fish House Pottery, "Original" Owens Pottery, Pebbles Pottery, Potts Pottery, Ray Pottery, Riggs Pottery, Seagrove Stoneware, Studio Touya, The English Potter, Thomas Pottery, Tom Gray Pottery, Triple C Pottery, Turn & Burn, Uwharrie Crystalline, Whynot Pottery, Windsong Pottery, and Zehmer Pottery. Visit www.celebrationofseagroveptters.com to learn more about the festival and potters and find links to the individual pottery pages.

The Celebration of Seagrove Potters festival has received strong support from potters and the community at large. Special thanks to our 2009 Sponsors: Amicks Superstore, Arts Council of Moore County, Asheboro Elastics, Autocraft, Carolina Arts, Community One, DirtWorks Pottery, Embarq Corporation, First Bank, Heart of NC Visitors Bureau, Insurance Associates of the Triad, Ivey B. and Ruby Owen Luck Family, Life 103.1, Moore County Convention & Visitors Bureau, NC Zoological Society, Our State Magazine, Prevo Drug, Progress Energy, Pugh Funeral Home, Randolph Arts Guild, Randolph Electric, Randolph Telephone, Richard and Susan Garkalns, STARworks NC, Upton Accounting, Van Derveers Gas, Village Printing with more coming on board each week.

The town of Seagrove is located at the intersection of NC Business Highway 220 and NC Highway 705, which in 2002 was designated as Pottery Highway because it runs through the heart of pottery country. Seagrove potters are located throughout the countryside, all around these two major roads, and are all easily accessible from them. The shops are diverse and interesting, and all worthy of a visit and most will be open throughout the Celebration weekend. The Celebration of Seagrove Potters will again be held indoors at the historic Luck's Cannery, on NC 705, Pottery Highway, located a half mile south of the traffic light in Seagrove. The Celebration potters admire and plan to continue the spirit of the original Luck's Cannery-people of the Seagrove area working together to provide a future for their community.

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