9th Annual Spring Kiln Openings and Studio Tours in Seagrove

Seagrove Welcomes You to Explore their 9th Annual Spring Kiln Opening and Studio Tours

artGuide art news blog presents information about the 9th annual spring kiln opening and studio tours in Seagrove, North Carolina. Artists and potters will have their studios open to the public for a weekend of demonstrations and tours. 

The 9th Annual Spring Kiln Openings and Studio Tours of the Seagrove, North Carolina potteries will take place on the weekend of April 22 and 23, 2017, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The annual Celebration of Spring in Seagrove is a free self-guided tour of individual pottery galleries, studios and workshops. It is held at participating shops located from the downtown city center and throughout the country side. Over 55 local potters will host kiln openings, studio tours, demonstrations.

Spring has always been a time for renewal and awakening in Seagrove and this year an unprecedented number of shops are opening their doors at the same time to Celebrate spring. From the downtown and nestled throughout the countryside, visitors tour individual potter’s studios and workshops and shop for pottery pieces fresh from the kilns. Some potteries will have demonstrations, hands-on activities, food and music. Go behind the scenes to experience the process first hand and have the unique opportunity to meet the artists before buying pottery to take home and enjoy.

Those attending will have the opportunity to win a gift certificate for $150 that can be used at one of the participating Celebration of Spring shops. Pick up a card at one of the shops (or download it from the website), get it stamped in six shops and mail it back by May 5, 2016. Qualifying cards will be entered in a drawing, which will take place the weekend of May 15. This event is presented by the Seagrove Area Potters Association and is sponsored by Capel Rugs, located in Troy, North Carolina.

The Spring Tour Guide can be downloaded from www.discoverseagrove.com and includes a map, shop hours and listing of the participating shops. You can also go to Facebook to see who is participating at www.Facebook.com/CelebrationofSeagrovePotters and link to the individual artists for more information. Event contact: Alexa Modderno or Bobbie Thomas at 336-707-9124