Seagrove Potters Celebration

The Seagrove area of North Carolina has a rich pottery history, with one of the largest communities of potters in the United States. This year, more than 60 of those potters have joined together to organize an event to showcase both the traditional and contemporary pottery of the area.  Celebration of Seagrove Potters will take place at the historic Luck’s Cannery from November 21-23, 2008.
 
Celebration of Seagrove Potters is a three day pottery show and sale that will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 21 with a gala event.  Tickets to the opening night gala will be $35. The ticket price includes food, drink, entertainment, and the opportunity to preview and purchase pottery.  There will also be a chance to bid on one-of-a-kind collaborative pieces created by teams of local potters. Some of these pieces can be previewed on the event’s website.  Auction proceeds will be donated to a local charity.
 
The show will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22 and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 23. Guests will be able to purchase pottery, meet the artists, and view demonstrations.  To add to the festive atmosphere, there will be music, food, and even activities for the kids.
 
The event’s location in itself is an interesting piece of North Carolina history. Luck’s Cannery was a major part of the Seagrove community from 1947 until 2002.  The Luck’s warehouse where the event will take place is located just south of Seagrove on NC Highway 705, know to locals as Pottery Highway.
 
There will truly be something for everyone at this event.  It’s a great opportunity for avid collectors as well as those who are just curious about pottery.  For more information, or for purchasing gala tickets, visit www.celebrationofseagrovepotters.com or send an email to contact@celebrationofseagrovepotters.com.

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