Friday, January 14, 2022

Winter Whites in Seagrove, NC

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.

About Seagrove

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

Kitchen-smart creations made by Alexa Modderno of Moddware are available at Seagrove Stoneware Pottery, the studio and shop she shares with her husband.

Winter white pottery created by Alexa Modderno at Moddware in Seagrove NC
Winter white pottery plates created by Alexa Modderno of Moddware in Seagrove NC
Winter white utensil holder created by Alexa Modderno of Moddware in Seagrove NC

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.

Winter white pottery bowl created by Potts Pottery in Seagrove NC
Winter white pottery mug created by Potts Pottery in Seagrove NC
Winter white pottery bowls created by Potts Pottery in Seagrove NC

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.

Winter white pottery plates and mugs created by Tom Gray in Seagrove NC

 

Bobbie Thomas at Thomas Pottery serves up stylish tabletop and home décor pieces. Her signature textured look with an occasional note of whimsey keeps pieces classic and contemporary for years of use and enjoyment. 

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)

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