Friday, November 8, 2013

Celebration of Seagrove Potters Nov. 22-24, 2013

Celebration of Seagrove Potters Nov. 22-24, 2013

  • Friday Nov 22, Gala 6 - 9 Catered reception, live music, collaborative auction, 1st pick of pottery
  • Saturday, Nov 23, 9 - 6 Silent auction 1 - 3 Demonstrations 11 - 5
  • Sunday Nov, 24, 10 - 4 Demonstrations 11 - 4
  • Saturday & Sunday Show Admission $5 Children 12 & Under Free Friday night Gala $40 in Advance Gala tickets purchase hereand more info available at

The Celebration of Seagrove Potters kicks off the weekend with an exciting and festive Friday night Gala event.

This is your opportunity to browse and shop the booths before the marketplace opens Saturday morning. Featuring a catered reception, live music and the popular "Seagrove Collaborative Auction" - artists from different potteries working together to make one of a kind pieces, all created here in Seagrove!

The 6th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters is November 22nd – 24th. Seagrove potters have been working for months in preparation for this big event. This year’s Celebration features 57 Seagrove pottery shops and more than 100 authentic Seagrove artists. The Celebration, held in the historic Luck’s Cannery on N.C. Highway 705 in Seagrove, is one of the most spectacular pottery events in North Carolina. Approximately 5,000 people visit each year throughout the weekend.

The Friday Night Gala, November 22nd, provides customers the opportunity to preview all the pottery available and to be first in line to purchase. Additionally, they enjoy live music and meet and greet with Seagrove potters during the catered reception. This year the menu features local restaurant, "Something Different" of Asheboro, live music and festive beverages.

 Ticket information at Celebration Of Seagove Potters. Tickets for the Gala are $40 in advance purchase here. The Gala ticket price also includes Saturday and Sunday admission to the Celebration. 

  • Saturday and Sunday event tickets can be purchased at the door for $5, with children 12 and under admitted free.

The collaborative auction is an extremely exciting aspect of the Gala. The auction offers the rare opportunity to bid on special pots created by two or more potters working together. These unique pots showcase each individual’s talent, creating one of the most diverse and exceptional groupings of highly collectable pots available. Among the collaborations are works by:

▪ Tom Gray & Benjamin Burns – Tom Gray Pottery and Great White Oak Gallery
▪ David Fernandez and Alexa Modderno – Seagrove Stoneware
▪ Jennie Lorette Keatts and Cindy Neef – JLK Jewelry at Jugtown and Pottery by Frank Neef
▪ Donna Craven and Chad Brown – Donna Craven Pottery and Chad Brown Pottery
▪ Sid Luck, Susan Greene and Jennie Lorette Keatts- Luck’s Ware and JLK Jewelry at Jugtown
▪ Chris Luther and Carol Gentithes – Chris Luther Pottery and Johnston & Gentithes Art Pottery
▪ Nelda French and Bill Hohl and Sherry Caldwell-Hohl – Nelda French Pottery and Caldwell-Hohl Artworks
▪ Bonnie Burns and Cindy Neef – Great White Oak Gallery and Pottery by Frank Neef
▪ Keith Martindale, Colby Wallace and Mark Koepnick – Keith Martindale Pottery and Koepnick Pottery
▪ Eck McCanless and Frank Neef – Eck McCanless Pottery and Pottery by Frank Neef
▪ Stephanie Martin and Hitomi Shibata – Dean & Martin Pottery and Studio Touya
▪ Frank Neef and Paul Ray – Pottery by Frank Neef and Ray Pottery
▪ Ben Owen III and Samantha Henneke – Ben Owen Pottery and Bulldog Pottery
▪ Cale, Cade and Christy Williams – Triple C Pottery
▪ Crystal and Anna King – Crystal King Pottery and King’s Pottery
▪ Michael Mahan and Levi Mahan – From the Ground Up Pottery and Levi Mahan Pottery
▪ Fred Johnston and Bruce Gholson - Johnston & Gentithes Art Pottery and Bulldog Pottery
The Celebration of Seagrove Potters can be followed on Facebook. Potters regularly post updates and photos of what they have been working on. Check in regularly for updates on many more works in progress and to enter great contests.

The Celebration continues 
  • November 23rd, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • November 24th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Saturday visitors will have the opportunity to bid on special pots donated for the silent auction, which takes place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Celebration is distinctive; it is a showcase of the pottery artists of Seagrove, a community that covers the three-county corner region of Randolph, Moore and Montgomery. 

Over 100 Seagrove potters, from 57 shops, are participating this year. Participating shops are: Avery, Ben Owen, Blue Hen, Blue Stone, Bulldog, Caldwell-Hohl, Chad Brown, Chris Luther, Crystal King, Daniel Johnston, David Fernandez, David Stuempfle, Dean & Martin, Dirt Works, Donna Craven, Dover, Eck McCanless, Fireshadow, Frank Neef, From the Ground Up, Gingerbread House, Great White Oak Gallery, Hatfield, Hickory Hill, JLK Jewelry, Johnston & Gentithes, Keith Martindale, King’s, Koepnick, Kovack, Lantern Hill, Latham’s, Levi Mahan, Luck’s Ware, Lufkin, Matthew Kelly, McKay, McNeill's, Michele Hastings & Jeff Brown, Nelda French, Nichols, Old Gap, Patrick Rowe, Pebbles, Potts, Ray, Riggs, Rockhouse, Seagrove Stoneware, Snowhill, Studio Touya, The Hutch, Tom Gray, Triple C, Turn & Burn, Whynot, and Windsong.

The Celebration appreciates the support of the following sponsors: Life 103.1, Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation, Starworks, Carolina Arts, Flowers on Main, Village Printing, Bay Electric and Century Link.