On this blog entry, I will be displaying photos of various pottery stores from my family’s trip to Seagrove, NC. In the following link, you can see a past article I wrote on the individual pottery artist’s pieces along with some history on the area. The photos show some of the pieces made by talented potters. http://elizabethssecretgarden.blogspot.com/2013/04/pottery-showcase-in-seagrove-nc.html
This first store is the Seagrove “Creations” Pottery Gallery & Hearthside Coffee. Yes, a pottery store that doubles as a coffee shop which makes this pottery shop very unique. The idea behind this was to allow customers the joy of having coffee and pastries as they look upon the wide selection of pottery.
Their Website: http://www.potteryofseagrove.com/
The Seagrove Creations Pottery Gallery & Hearthside Coffee store sells pieces from over 65 of the local potters and crafts people. It was very entertaining to walk through and gaze at the large collection. From crystalline pieces, to coffee mugs, and shimmering plates, this stores seems to have it all. It even has felted hats and other knitted & crocheted items.
The Noah’s ark was one of my favorite pieces. So much effort goes into creating each item. The beautiful detail work really makes the ark stand out.
A detailed birdhouse and what looks to be a fish shaped soap dish also have wonderful detail work.
These decorated bottles really stood out to me as I was taking pictures and I thought you would enjoy them as well.
The Seagrove Pottery store was another of the many pottery store in the area. Often times, walking though such elaborate stores is like stepping into a museum and observing the variety of well thought out designs.
Walking into the store at first was over-whelming. It was hard to decide where to begin!
There were many hand crafted signs, but this was my favorite of course. This is for all the knitter enthusiasts.
This next store had some amazing pieces that were very curious indeed. The most unusual one which you will see below appeared to be a vase with an alligator head coming out of it along with a fish in its mouth. I have to say, I’ve never seen anything like it!
The store has its work shop inside the building and has demos everyday. You can contact them by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lantern Hill Pottery has showcased their pottery in 8 different states and received many awards for their artistry. They offer custom designs for pieces desired for gifts or events.
The grand finale is the Crystal King Pottery. The entrance is beautiful with a water fall and lush plants. It is very welcoming and the inside is even more beautiful. http://www.crystalkingpottery.net/
Crystal King was featured in the Country Woman magazine. It was an amazing opportunity to meet her and look around the store.
She also allowed me to take pictures inside the studio. It was a nice finish to my family’s tour of Seagrove, NC. These few stores I’ve listed are just a few of a hundred different stores. Seagrove is a great place to visit. Especially for those who love art and crafts.