Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Celebration of Seagrove Potters Kiln Openings

Celebration of Spring Kiln Openings & Studio Tours in Seagrove
April 16-17, 2011
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Seagrove, NC.......Working together for the good of the community.... Seagrove potters are again coming together to create an eventful weekend with something for everyone. Over 50 clay artists will be offering special events and kiln openings throughout Seagrove the weekend of April 16-17, 2011. Spring has always been a time for renewal and awakening in Seagrove and this year an unprecedented number of shops are opening their doors together 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 and raku firing. Stop at any participating shop as you come into Seagrove to pick up a map of the tour and details of events.

Participating shops include: Avery Pottery & Tileworks, Ben Owen, Blue Hen, BlueStone, Bulldog, Cady Clay Works, Caldwell-Hohl Artworks, Crystal King, Dean and Martin, Dirt Works, Dixieland, Dover, Fireshadow, Freeman, From the Ground Up, Great White Oak Gallery, Hickory Hill, JLK Jewelry, Johnston & Gentithes, Jugtown, Kings, Kovack, Lathams, Luck’s Ware, Lufkin, McNeill's, Michele Hastings & Jeff Brown, Nichols, Old Gap, O'Quinn, Frank Neef, Potts, Ray, Rockhouse, Seagrove Stoneware, Studio Touya, Thomas, Tom Gray, Whynot.

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 that can be experienced when visiting Seagrove, and to draw customers to the 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 tradition.

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