Seagrove, North Carolina offers an inspiring take on “winter whites” with work from the over 80 working potters. This collection of white, off-white, beige and neutral pottery from several makers captures the imagination this season--and inspires blissful home décor dreams.
Seagrove, NC, in the heart of North Carolina, represents the largest concentration of potters in the country. Home to over 50 shops and galleries open to the public, some potters have been mastering the craft in the area for multiple generations. Others have relocated from across the country to enjoy the community of craftsmen and enthusiastic visitors.
Winter Whites Wares
Linda Potts at Potts Pottery is a Cole family descendant. The name is synonymous with generations of functional pottery makers. She and husband Jeff work together to make a complete array of tableware in a variety of colors, including white. Most white pieces have a signature streak of color.
Tom Gray Pottery studied Japanese pottery techniques and has trained at the Virginia Beach Art Center and Sandpiper Pottery. He continues to draw inspiration from around the world for his pieces with clean, serene lines. His whites have a subtle grey undertone, perfect for today’s sleek kitchens.
Plan a Visit
Seagrove, NC offers plenty of pottery with all colors of the rainbow. The shops listed above are ones that you can explore while shopping and learning about this handmade art. Plan your visit by calling before you go - as potters tend their own shops and their families, too. You can meet the makers of the work for sale, ask questions, and learn about future kiln openings. Kiln openings are when a potter fires a kiln of their works, then open it up to sell the pieces straight to the visitors after it cools down.
Seagrove is 1.5 hours west of Raleigh, NC, and 1.5 hours north and slightly east of Charlotte, NC. Plan a visit and explore all of The Heart of North Carolina, Randolph County. Randolph County includes Archdale, Asheboro, Franklinville, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman, Seagrove, Staley, and Trinity.
- Guest post by Susan Dosier, DK Communications Group
-Edited and modified by Heart of North Carolina staff (01/13/2022)