Enjoy the largest collection of Jugtown pottery
Jugtown Pottery began in 1917 when Jacques and Juliana Busbee, artists from Raleigh, discovered an orange pie dish they traced back to the Pinehurst area. There they found the local tradition of making utilitarian pottery in orange, earthenware and salt glazes. To save the dying craft, they set up shop in New York’s Greenwich Village just a year later and hired potters to fill orders for customers. Today, Vernon and Pam Owens run the kiln and shop in Seagrove and opened the Jugtown Museum in 1988, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. You can shop for pottery in town, then make a trip eastward to peruse the largest permanent public display of Jugtown pottery at the Greenville Museum of Art.
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