REGIONAL: Tea With Seagrove Potters to celebrate 10 years

Ten years ago, six Seagrove pottery shops came together to put on an event that they hoped would bring people to Seagrove for a flavor-filled day of shopping and fun. They partnered with Carriage House Tea of Asheboro and later with The Table Farmhouse Bakery, also of Asheboro. The new Seagrove Cafe, located at the traffic light in Seagrove, is now a partner, as well.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9, Blue Hen, Eck McCanless, Dean and Martin, From the Ground Up, Red Hare and Thomas potteries will open their doors for the 10th anniversary of Tea with Seagrove Potters.

To mark the occasion, each shop will be offering free gifts with the first 20 customers who make a purchase, and a tin of Carriage House Tea to be given away as a door prize. Drawings for the door prizes will be held after the event, and the winner will be notified.

Each shop will feature tea from Carriage House Tea, and pastries from the Table Farmhouse Bakery and Seagrove Cafe, as well as homemade treats for visitors to sample.

See the latest wares from the kilns, visit with the potters and learn about how they use their wares to bake, brew, cook, serve and decorate. Shops are located along Pottery Highway NC 705 and adjacent roads.

This is a free event and open to all ages. Each shop has its own  style of pottery and will feature different items. Visitors can expect a large selection of teapots, teacups, tumblers, pitchers and other serving ware, along with decorative pieces.

Maps and information will be available at each shop. More information can be found at www.TeaWithSeagrovePotters.com or by calling 336-879-4145.