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Birthplace of North Carolina Traditional Pottery

by Steven Case, 2007.
NC Government & Heritage Library.

Related entry: Pottery overview; Pottery

The 2005 General Assembly designated the Seagrove Area as the State Birthplace of North Carolina Traditional Pottery (Session Laws, 2005, c. 78).

The area centered around Seagrove (including portions of Randolph, Chatham, Moore, and Montgomery Counties) has been a center for potters and pottery making for more than 250 years. Several families have been creating pottery in this clay rich area of the Piedmont for nine generations.

So rich and unique is this heritage that an annual Seagrove Pottery Festival is held, and the North Carolina Pottery Center was opened in 1998 to promote and preserve the State's unique and longlastingcontribution to this craft.

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