Starworks is our amazing creators behind our beautiful glass blown pinecones. Starworks is a project of Central Park NC, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization based in rural central North Carolina. The mission of CPNC is to grow a new rural economy based on the sustainable use of the natural and cultural resources of the region. Starworks is an arts-centered work community that promotes community and economic development by providing outstanding artistic educational programs and business ventures. We strive to engage the community with artwork and artists of the highest caliber.


In rural areas, residents often live in cultural deserts. Too often access to the arts is limited to a narrow range of artistic vision, vernacular imagery, and craft styles. Through strategic partnerships with other artists, arts organizations, and businesses, Starworks has been working to increase the diversity of artistic experiences available by bringing nationally and internationally known artists for demonstrations, classes, lectures and to make new works of art. Our programs are targeted to professional makers, with additional programming for young adults and children. 

STARworks Glass is a public access glass studio that offers rental space for glass artists, classes and workshops for the general public, a resident artist and internship program, and high school and college glass curriculum. In addition to fundraisers like our Pumpkin Patch and Holiday Ornament Sale, STARworks Glass also holds free demonstrations on the second Thursday of each month at Hot Glass Cold Beer. Learn more.

STARworks Ceramics uses native NC wild clays to produce clay bodies that are manufactured with a filter press on site. We also sell pottery supplies and equipment. In addition to our STARworks clays, we offer both Highwater and Standard clays, and tools and equipment from Shimpo, Cone Art Kilns, Mudtools, AMACO, Kemper Tools and Orton. Learn more.

STARworks Clay Studio offers a residency program for ceramic artists. Our facilities allow for large workshop spaces placed side by side, supporting a collaborative and energetic educational environment. In addition to the residency program, STARworks Clay studio offers classes and workshops for adults. Learn more.

STARworks is also home to Wet Dog Glass, the most trusted and dependable equipment maker and consultant for glass artists and craftspeople worldwide. Learn more.

“Teague’s Frogtown Pottery is located in Moore County, NC. We are approximately 15 miles south of Seagrove, NC off of NC Hwy 705.”

“Wyndham Brooke Haven Pottery is located in downtown Seagrove, NC.”

[…A marriage of life and creative expression thru clay art….]

Wyndham Brooke Haven Pottery is located in downtown Seagrove, NC; with potters: Wyndham & Melanie Dennison.

“Established in 1995 Windsong Pottery makes functional and decorative stoneware.”

Windsong Pottery is located in a picturesque setting of Randolph County in a rural area called Farmer eighteen miles from Seagrove at 6109 Brantley Gordon road. Rolling hills and ponds surround the pottery shop that my husband Steve constructed in 1995.
You may hear the barking of our dog Ruby as you drive up telling us someone has arrived. You may hear our cows mooing a song welcoming you to our pottery shop. As you come in you will see our showroom full of handmade decorative and functional stoneware. The next room is our working studio where we may put you on a pottery wheel to see if you enjoy our work as much as we do. Our glaze room is beside our main building. There we glaze our pots with Windsong’s floating blue or rainbow glazes ready for the outside kilns to fire.
Windsong Pottery is specializing in pots for cooking, dining and entertaining. So come out to see us and enjoy the country side and take home a piece of Windsong Pottery.

Starting March 4, 2022

Whynot Pottery will be open four days a week.

Wednesday – Saturday:  10 A.M. until 4 P.M.

Other days and times may be available by appointment.

Our gallery space is small, so masking is encouraged.

On a busy day you may need to wait a few minutes to allow others to complete their visit.

Email us or call. If you call and no one answers we may be too muddy to pick up the phone but if youleave a message, we will return your call, often within minutes.

If you are planning days in advance email us at contact@whynotpottery.com or call (336) 873-9276 and Leave a message indicating when you would like to visit.

We just make pots, pots for pouring, pots for drinking, pots to serve from, pots to eat from, pots that are candles, and pots that are lamps.

We start with high-quality pre-mixed clay to form our pots on the wheel and occasionally with clay either rolled or extruded. After drying the work is fired to about 1800 degrees Fahrenheit; what we’d call bisque temperature. At this point, the work is ready to glaze.

Glazes are applied by either dipping the pots, pouring or spraying the glaze and sometimes a combination of each.

All of our pottery glazes are mixed on-site and made up mostly of feldspar, flint, clay, calcium carbonate, and wood ashes. Metallic oxides (mostly iron) are added for color.

We never use lead in our pottery.

It takes ten to twelve hours to bring the interior temperature of our LP gas fired kiln to 2350o and two full days for the ware inside to cool enough to be handled.

Why Whynot?
Until 1905 much of the area in North Carolina that is now called Seagrove was known as Whynot.

In about 1854 the people of the community found themselves in need of an official name in order to establish a federal post office. During a meeting called to address this many suggestions were considered. Each prospective name was preceded with the question “Why not?”

Since no one was willing to answer that question, or agree on a name, the meeting dragged on late into the night. After hours of polite indecision, one brave and tired soul stood up and said, “Why not call it Whynot and let’s go home.”

“Westmoore Pottery opened in 1977.”

The quaint hand-built shop provides the perfect setting for historical pottery made by Westmoore Pottery.

“VILLAGE POTTERY, the marketplace of Seagrove, was founded in 1995 by Melanie Dennison.”

VILLAGE POTTERY, the marketplace of Seagrove, was founded in 1995 by Melanie Dennison. Melanie is a local potter, born and raised just 8 miles from Seagrove. Melanie’s career in clay has spanned over 20 years. She has distinguished herself, in fine juried art shows along the east coast, participating in 30 shows each year prior to opening this wonderfully diverse gallery.

VILLAGE POTTERY features Melanie’s work as well as the fine craftsmanship of over 140 other potters, artists, and craftsmen. As a leading presence in Seagrove for local and regional pottery, the gallery represents a vast array of styles such as: functional stoneware, folk art, porcelain, contemporary Raku, fountains, salt glazed ware, etc. All functional pottery is lead free, microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. VILLAGE POTTERY offers gift registries, a lay-a-way plan, and UPS shipping for our customers convenience.

“Just a couple of hundred yards from “the” stoplight in Seagrove, and a block away from the historic “Plank Road”, David and Deborah Garner ply their trade, just like David’s forefathers did almost 300 years ago.”

[…”Let us have morning.”…]

Just a couple of hundred yards from “the” stoplight in Seagrove, and a block away from the historic “Plank Road”, David and Deborah Garner ply their trade, just like David’s forefathers did almost 300 years ago. David’s involvement with clay and pottery began at such an early age, he can’t quite remember when he first saw a pot being turned on a potter’s wheel.  Come by Turn and Burn Pottery and visit a while.

David and Deborah do a lot with horsehair, feathers and other wonderful creative textures. Stop by and see what God and a little dirt together can create.

They were on The Pottery Channel in 2015. Here’s the YouTube video from that show. If you like the pots shown, give a call, they might have something similar, although the pricing is not guaranteed to be the same.

Deborah and David Garner from Turn and Burn on the Pottery Channel 

The Video link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AnP7fJIiug