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What is the Seagrove Pottery Festival?

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The Seagrove Pottery Festival is a festival celebrating the history and culture of pottery. It is held in Seagrove, North Carolina annually the weekend before Thanksgiving. The festival weekend has expanded to include the Celebration of Seagrove Potters, a look into local potteries in the area.

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The Seagrove Pottery Festival celebrates the potters in the area and showcases the work that is crafted there. The Festival allows attendees to explore the back roads where the potters' studios are located, visit the studios and workshops, and witness the pottery being made in person. As of July 2015, Seagrove has over 100 working potters participating in The Seagrove Pottery Festival. They feature a variety of styles of pottery including tablewares, historical reproductions and collectible art pieces. Pottery is available at a wide range of prices.

The naturally abundant clay deposits found in Seagrove made it an ideal spot for crafting pottery. The Native Americans were the first to discover this. As more settlers made Seagrove and the surrounding area their home, pottery began to be traded and transported via the railroad system. The annual Seagrove Pottery Festival recognizes and celebrates the rich history and impact that pottery has experienced in the area.

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