North Carolina’s tradition of producing pottery dates back centuries among the Cherokee and Catawba tribes. European-style pottery arrived in the 18th century when English and German settlers produced functional earthenware from the abundant local clay.
Located in Seagrove, the North Carolina Pottery Center is the only statewide facility in the country devoted to pottery. Since 1998, the center has provided education, public services, collection and preservation, research, and documentation.
Visit Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM to 4PM. More info can be found online at www.ncpotterycenter.org. While you’re in Seagrove, also visit the area’s more than 100 potters.
– Glenn Gillen, APR, S&A Communications