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Potters, some of whom are carrying on traditions that have been in their families for generations and others who are newer to the art, handcraft mugs, bowls, pitchers, platters, vases, and clay "face jugs" in the Seagrove area. Some of the work of local artisans is exhibited in national museums, including the Smithsonian. More than 90 potteries are scattered along and off Route 705 and U.S. 220. Shopping here can be an intimate thing, as often customers have a chance to meet the artists and watch them work. To truly immerse yourself in the Seagrove pottery scene, be in town for one of its two largest pottery events. Most local artists show at the huge Celebration of Seagrove Potters, held the weekend before Thanksgiving. The newer Celebration of Spring is an open studio tour, held every April. To learn more about Seagrove happenings and to see a listing of local artists, visit www.discoverseagrove.com, a new site created by a collection of area potters.
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