Celebration of Seagrove Potters

Nov. 18–20, Seagrove
Celebration of  Seagrove Potters

Since the early 1980s, November has been the time when Seagrove's pottery artists stage a lively showcase of their art and craft. Collectors and fans from far and wide, as well as locally, gather to see what's new in Seagrove's famous pottery and to renew acquaintances with the potters and their studios. This year's Celebration of Seagrove Potters takes place the weekend of Nov. 18–20 in the Seagrove area, which covers the corners where Randolph, Moore and Montgomery counties meet.

Some 90 potters are expected to participate this year. Many open their studios to visitors during the weekend. But the main events take place at the traditional location of Luck's Bean Cannery. Tickets ($40) for the Friday night Gala Preview Party usually sell out, so it's advisable to go online and get yours early. Tickets include admission to the weekend's other events. The gala begins at 6 p.m. and allows attendees to browse and shop booths before the actual marketplace opens the next morning. There's a catered reception, a live band and the famous Seagrove Collaborative Pieces auction. You can go online to see the one-of-a-kind pieces up for auction.

Saturday the exhibition is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Another auction takes place late Saturday afternoon. Food and a kids area are part of the weekend event.

Randolph EMC, the Touchstone Energy cooperative serving the Seagrove area, is one of the Celebration's sponsors.

For tickets, information and directions www.celebrationofseagrovepotters.com

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