Jugtown Pottery, one of America’s oldest potteries, is located in Seagrove, North Carolina. Vernon, a sixth generation potter, has been making pots at Jugtown for over 50 years, having started making pots for sale at the age of ten. His wife, Pam, son, Travis, and daughter, Bayle, also work as potters at Jugtown and continue the family tradition. Drawing from the tradition, the potters create fine traditional jugs and candlesticks in wood fired salt glaze and frogskin, and tableware’s in green, blue, brown and gray as well as deceptively simple vases, bowls and jars in glazes made with wood ash, local clays, copper reds, greens and iron earthtones.
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