Find the Perfect Hand-Crafted Valentine Gift from One of the Busbee Road Potters in North Carolina

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What better gift than something handmade by an artist. The Seagrove Potters of Historic Busbee Road are planning a weekend shopping experience designed to fit your Valentine’s Day shopping needs, on Friday and Saturday, the 11th and 12th of February.

Ben Owen Pottery

Enjoy a great weekend of true American craftsmanship for any occasion!

Valentine’s Day is about celebrating those you love. What better gift than something handmade by an artist. The Seagrove Potters of Historic Busbee Road are planning a weekend shopping experience designed to fit your Valentine’s Day shopping needs on Friday and Saturday, the 11th and 12th of February. Visit http://www.potteryofbusbeeroad.com for direct links to the individual pottery websites.

Busbee Road includes ten shops with three museums, a jeweler, a blacksmith and a wide variety of other crafts, all in less than a three-mile scenic drive, where pottery has been made continuously for over 100 years. There is something for everyone on your list in the shops starting on Busbee Road at Pottery Highway 705 and ending at Jugtown Road.

Ben Owen Pottery will feature pieces in the Chinese Red glaze. http://www.benowenpottery.com, 910-464-2261

Chris Luther Pottery will feature large vases, bottles, teapots, and smaller functional wares in a variety of multi-layered colors. Chris will also be demonstrating on February 12th at the studio. http://www.chrislutherpottery.com, 336-301-3254.

Westmoore Pottery's shop will be decorated for Valentine's Day. On both days the Farrell's will feature pottery with hearts and will serve Valentine's Day refreshments. http://www.westmoorepottery.com, 910-464-3700.

Hickory Hill Pottery will serve light refreshments and feature their Mauve and Mauve and White glazes along with their handmade, large and small cake pans. 910-464-3166

Mill Creek Forge, a blacksmith shop owned by Jerry Darnell, will have several items including hooks and hangers made up around the heart theme. 910-464-3888.

O'Quinn Pottery will have light refreshments made by Sandra O'Quinn, and will feature heart shaped bowls along with a fresh kiln load of pottery. 910-464-5125

Cady Clay Works will be featuring heart-themed clay wall pieces. http://www.cadyclayworks.com, 910-464-5661.

“Original” Owens Pottery will have their signature Owens red glaze, and a fresh supply of dinnerware. 910-464-3553.

Moore Pots Pottery will feature animals, including elephants, chickens, goats, and lions. You will find vases, jars, and faces jugs among the pieces from the latest firing. 910-464-1453.

Jugtown Pottery will have a new firing with Copper Red, Peach Bloom, and Lavender glazed pieces. The Owens will feature vases, tumblers, yunomis and teapots. There will be complimentary dark chocolate on both Friday and Saturday. http://www.jugtownware.com, 910-464-3266.

JLK Jewelry at Jugtown will feature new romantic jewelry with red stones and other new creations in a variety of colors. 910-464-2653

You can pick up the brochure for the Busbee Road section of the Seagrove pottery area at the NC Pottery Center, all NC Welcome Centers and at any of the shops along Busbee Road. Brochures and information can also be found at the Visitor Information Center on Hwy. 15-501 in Southern Pines, NC located in the office of the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Moore County.

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