Westmoore Pottery’s Heritage Day Celebrates the Past

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Heritage Day, an annual event of Westmoore Pottery, will be held on Saturday, November 13, from 9 am to 5 pm. This event commemorates the founding of Westmoore Pottery by David and Mary Farrell in November of 1977. Each year’s Heritage Day also celebrates pottery from North Carolina’s past.

Heritage Day, an annual event of Westmoore Pottery, will be held on Saturday, November 13, from 9 am to 5 pm. This event commemorates the founding of Westmoore Pottery by David and Mary Farrell in November of 1977. Each year’s Heritage Day also celebrates pottery from North Carolina’s past.

The focus of this year’s Heritage Day will be on styles of heavily decorated pottery that were made by non-Moravian potters in central North Carolina from 1750 - 1850. Displays with information about those early potters will be scattered throughout the shop.

This year’s area of emphasis was chosen to coincide with the recent release of the 2010 Ceramics in America, a hardcover volume about central North Carolina’s early non-Moravian pottery heritage. This book offers information on potters working 1750 – 1850 in Alamance County, Randolph County, and other areas of central North Carolina. Westmoore Pottery will be offering the Ceramics in America book for sale to customers at a discounted price on Heritage Day.

Pottery-making will be demonstrated throughout the day. The official Westmoore Pottery scrapbooks will be on display. A kiln load of pottery by Westmoore Pottery will be opened for Heritage Day, and will be available for purchase beginning at 9 am.

Though primarily potters, the Farrells of Westmoore Pottery are also well known as dedicated preservationists of early pottery techniques. Their interest in old styles, and in spreading their knowledge about old styles, is long standing. Work by Westmoore Pottery is used as furnishings or in programs by many historical museums throughout the country.

Westmoore Pottery is located at 4622 Busbee Road, just off Highway 705, halfway between the small towns of Seagrove and Robbins, in North Carolina.

There is no charge to the public for this event.

Contact:
Mary Farrell
Westmoore Pottery
910-464-3700
westmoore (at) rtmc (dot) net

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