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Find Your Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift on Busbee Road, Seagrove, NC – Feb. 11-12, 2011

Saturday, January 15th, 2011


Valentine’s Day is about celebrating those you love. What better gift than something handmade by an artist. The Seagrove Potters of Historic Busbee Road are planning a weekend shopping experience designed to fit your Valentine’s Day shopping needs,  on Friday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011.

Ten shops, including three museums, a jeweler, a blacksmith and a wide variety of other crafts, all in less than a three mile scenic drive, where pottery has been made continuously for over 100 years will offer their creative talents. There is something for everyone on your list in the shops starting on Busbee Road at Pottery Highway 705 and ending at Jugtown Road.

Works by Travis Owens of Jugtown Pottery

Ben Owen Pottery will feature pieces in the Chinese Red for a special Valentine’s weekend beginning Feb. 11. For info call 910/464-2261 or visit (

Chris Luther Pottery will feature large vases, bottles, teapots, and smaller functional wares in a variety of multi-layered colors.  Chris will also be demonstrating on Feb. 12, at the studio for visitors. For further info call 336/301-3254 or visit (

Westmoore Pottery’s shop will be decorated for Valentine’s Day. On both days the Farrell’s will feature pottery with hearts and will serve Valentine’s Day refreshments. For further info call 910/464-3700 or visit (

Hickory Hill Pottery will serve light refreshments and feature their Mauve and Mauve and White glazes, and their handmade, large and small cake pans. For further info call 910/464-3166.

Works by Jennie Lorette Keatts of JLK Jewelry

Mill Creek Forge, a blacksmith shop owned by Jerry Darnell, will have several items including hooks and hangers made up around the heart theme. For further info call 910/464-3888 or visit (

O’Quinn Pottery will have light refreshments made by Sandra O’Quinn, and will feature heart shaped bowls along with a fresh kiln load of pottery. For further info call 910/464-5125.

Cady Clay Works will have a nice selection of pieces available.  For further info call 910/464-5661 or visit (

“Original” Owens Pottery will have their signature Owens red glaze, and a fresh supply of dinnerware. For further info call 910/464-3553 or visit (

Moore Pots Pottery will feature animals, including elephants, chickens, goats, and lions. You will find vases, jars, and faces jugs among the pieces from the latest firing. For further info call 910/464-1453.

Work by Chris Luther of Chris Luther Pottery

Jugtown Pottery will have a new firing with Copper Red, Peach Bloom, and Lavender glazed pieces. The Owens will feature vases, tumblers, yunomis and teapots. There will be complimentary dark chocolate on both Friday and Saturday. For further info call 910/464-3266 or visit (

JLK Jewelry at Jugtown will feature new romantic jewelry with red stones and other new creations in a variety of colors. For further info call 910/464-2653 or visit (

Visit  ( for direct  links to the individual pottery websites. You can pick up the brochure for the Busbee Road section of the Seagrove pottery area at the NC Pottery Center, all NC Welcome Centers and at any of the shops along Busbee Road.

Seagrove Potters for Peace Raise Money for Greg Mortenson’s Central Asia Institute

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

The Seagrove Potters for Peace 2010 fundraiser for Three Cups of Teaauthor Greg Mortenson’s Central Asia Institute has raised nearly $6000 so far.

That’s enough money to buy school uniforms for over 1100 children, or pay the annual school fees for nearly 300 students.


“Our kick-off weekend in August was very successful” stated organizer Beth Gore of Cady Clay Works. “ We sold three times as many pottery items as last year, but we started with five times as many so there are still pieces for sale. We’d love to wind up this event and put all the money to work building schools.”

The twenty-four participating potters designed one-of-a-kind, specially signed pieces for this event that are unique and collectible, donating half of the purchase price to CAI. The potters hope that customers will buy these special pieces for Christmas gift giving. “It’s an opportunity for your gift dollars to work three ways,” says Gore. “Each purchase helps peace efforts by educating youth, supports a North Carolina potter, and is a special gift for a loved one.”

Mortenson’s efforts to build schools and educate youth in Pakistan and Afghanistan have been recognized world-wide, earning him a Nobel Peace Prize nomination, and are endorsed by the US military who turn to him for advise. “After all,” says Gore, “what could be a more appropriate Christmas present than the gift of peace?”

For more information and a list of participating potters, go to ( or call 910/464-5661.

Cady Clay Works in Seagrove, NC, Offers Annual Gallery Gala – Nov. 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Cady Clay Works will hold their annual Gallery Gala on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, from 9am to 5pm. Featured works will be wood-fired pottery by John Mellage and Beth Gore and “Images of North Carolina” paintings by Winston-Salem, NC, artist Fe de la Torre.


Over 600 new wood-fired pottery pieces from the annual firing of the wood kiln will be available. New designs include vases, platters, plates, bowls, birdhouses, bird sculptures, candlesticks, carafes, pitchers, mugs, tumblers and goblets.

Each piece of pottery is made by hand on the potter’s wheel by John Mellage or sculpted from slabs of clay by Beth Gore. They work in both stoneware and porcelain clay with subtle glaze accents. The wood-firing process itself completes the decoration of each piece, adding wood-ash drips and color flashing from the flame path.


Fe de la Torre’s paintings are reflections of her daily North Carolina life – chickens in her father’s farmyard, children playing in the surf at the beach, a young girl with her pony. They are full of energy.

Refreshments will be served and studio and kiln tours area available for a “behind the scenes” view of the pottery process.

Cady Clay Works is located in the Westmoore community, just south of Seagrove NC.


For more information, contact Cady Clay Works at 910/464-5661 or visit (

Those Seagrove Potters Are At It Again!

Friday, July 17th, 2009

I bet some of you thought this was going to be about a drive-by shooting on the streets of Seagrove, NC – one pottery gang taking out a few of their rivals from another pottery gang or about the authorities finding bones at the bottom of someone’s kiln. No such luck. It’s just another boring story about Seagrove potters doing something to help – world peace. Who do these folks think they are?

Meredith Heywood of Whynot Pottery has the scoop on her blog about how potters in Seagrove are making and selling – cups or vessels – to raise funds for the Central Asia Institute. That’s not the CIA – they’re up to something else in central Asia.

So stop trying to read between the lines and go read what these potters are up to now. You won’t believe it.