North Carolina Pottery Artists’ Tour
Thursday, August 7, 2014
COST: $76 before 7 July, 2014 early registration deadline; $91 after 7 July, 2014
The tradition of thousands of visitors, who come to Seagrove area each year to see, enjoy and buy pottery, is still strong and thriving as well. A good overview of the history, traditions, and techniques of pottery will be presented for all attendees.
Ben Owen III: Is a gentleman who was the successor to generations of famous potters. You would think he would continue to make products just as his fore fathers, but that is only partly true. Yes he makes each by hand, using a salt glaze, in a ground hog kiln BUT after traveling the world his art is also influenced by modern techniques and has been displayed in public spaces from the Ritz Carlton Japan to The Umstead’s five star hotel here in the Triangle.
Jugtown Pottery: Opened in 1917, a critical part of the history of Seagrove this family operation creates authentic work so we make another stop to see, experience and possibly buy works to enjoy or give as gifts. Jugtown is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has a museum with many examples of early area pots as well as the Jugtown story told through pottery.
Phil Morgan: Is a world master potter who creates his famous crystalline glazed pottery using an ancient and rare porcelain glazing technique. His pieces have been featured in national publications, presidential collections and museums around the world. Phil has appeared on ABC TV’s Good Morning America.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Private deluxe transportation (based on 6 hours & max of 32 passengers)
- Professional Licensed & Insured guide throughout
- Three artist’s studio/workshop tours
- Delicious gourmet box lunch
- Iced Water available for guests