Come with us and explore
September 27, 2017
$147 per person
Explore the rich culture of the ancient craft of pottery as we travel for a day to the heart of North Carolina’s pottery traditions in Seagrove. Seagrove is approximately an hour and a half from Raleigh, and is notably, according to the Seagrove website, “the largest concentration of working potters in the United States… no other state possesses such a large, diverse, and continuous ceramic heritage.” The North Carolina Pottery Center is our first stop, where we will enjoy a docent-led tour of the museum’s permanent and special exhibits followed by a pottery demonstration. As the first state pottery center in the nation, its mission is to “promote public awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina through education programs, public services, collection and preservation, and research and documentation.”
After lunch we will visit the studio of Ben Owen III, named a North Carolina Living Treasure by UNC-Wilmington Museum of World Cultures in 2004. Ben’s grandfather, master potter Ben Owen Sr., introduced his grandson to pottery when he was 8 years old. Ben will chat with us about his family’s unique connection to the art and craft of clay.
Our final stop before returning to Raleigh will be Jugtown, the oldest, continuously operating pottery in the Moore and Randolph county area. It’s off the main road and practically hidden amongst the trees, a step back in time. We anticipate an early sell-out of spaces for this tour; you are encouraged to register early using the link below.
- Transportation via deluxe motor coach
- Docent-led tour of NC Pottery Center
- Pottery demonstration
- Lunch & snacks
- Visit with Ben Owen III in his studio
- Visit to Jugtown
- All fees, taxes & gratuities
Don’t just see North Carolina. Experience it.
*visit NC concierge is a premier hospitality company dedicated to providing the discriminating traveler unique experiences savoring North Carolina’s history, geography, and culture at a leisurely travel pace while enjoying the state’s finest sites, cuisine, and lodgings. Itineraries are subject to change at the discretion of the company. Group size: minimum 10; maximum 30. Registration for each tour closes 30 days prior to tour start date.