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By Chris Russell Photography by Allison Potter 25 THROWN home The North Carolina pottery industry thrives in Seagrove SEAGROVE IS KNOWN as the pottery capital of North Carolina, and with more than 70 working potteries in the area, the description fits. Daily dinnerware, whimsical face mugs, artistic vases, and everything in between can be bought or commissioned by pot-ters. Their works are seen as far away as the Louvre in Paris and as close as the Arboretum and Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington. Seagrove pottery has even been featured in popular movies. The town is located in the heart of the state, a few miles south of Asheboro and about 40 miles northwest of Pinehurst. Its abundant natural clay deposits have attracted potters for over 250 years. Some craftsmen here trace their pottery roots for nine generations. A variety of forms and glazes by Ben Owen are displayed in his showroom. www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM


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