Saturday morning came several times thanks to my neighbors at Motel6. For some reason folks were coming and going all night with noisy cars and sub woofers blasting . What was that old Dr Pepper slogan 10, 2 and 4? That was my schedule. The morning was frosty in Winston Salem and I was anxious to get down the road to Seagrove.
I had gorgeous weather and smooth sailing so it only took another hour
or so to arrive at the North Carolina Pottery center. I love to see
their collection of both early and contemporary pots. Useful first and
beautiful in their usefulness. I particularly like the old jugs and
churns that show skilled hands producing enough ware to make a living.
Ware that is solid and true not fussy and pretentious. I was permitted
to take pictures inside but many pots were behind glass so pardon the
reflections. I highly recommend a stop if you are ever in this part of
From the Pottery Center I visited a few shops in town, then I made my way out to Whynot Pottery to meet Mark and Meredith Haywood. We had a very nice visit and I got to take the grand tour of the operation. It's so nice when you meet old friends for the first time.I went out to Sid Luck's and got a tour of his groundhog kiln. Then went to Bulldog Pottery Bruce and Samantha were out but I got to see their work and had a nice chat with Ed. A few stops later, I met Michele Hastings and saw the Potter's co-op in town. What a nice bunch of folks I met on this trip! I really enjoyed my day and am now in Charlotte with my daughter. Tomorrow I will be showing her classes how to throw or should I say turn clay on the wheel then heading for Asheville Tuesday.