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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Getting my Seagrove fix

 Every year around this time I start getting a craving for Seagrove. I love to go in the fall when there is a slight chill in the air, and if it's a little rainy all the better. But I ran out of clay and my pal Susan needed supplies so we headed down to Seagrove today for clay, chemicals and lunch.
 The guys are Starworks are so great and they loaded up Susan's bad ass truck with a bed full of clay. No excuses for not working now!
 Meredith Heywood from Whynot Pottery drove over to the Seagrove Family Restaurant and met us for lunch.(this is the menu, so fun!) Then she took us to see the exhibit at the North Carolina Pottery Center. If you haven't seen the pots on display right now, you really should go. It's worth the trip and quite an opportunity to see some wonderful pots from private collections. Go now!!!

 We all had chicken pie and creamed potatoes. I had corn, they had green beans and slaw. And we had hushpuppies with mustard, like Susan taught me to eat them! Is this the south or what?! This is why I never want to live anywhere else. No one else understands this kind of cooking! For $7 I had more food than I could finish and it was yummy yummy!
 We went back over to Meredith's place and checked out what they had going on at the pottery.
 Poor Mark, left to do all that work while Meredith lunched and toured the pottery center with us. But he does good work :)
I have lots of photos of beautiful pottery, so I will spread it out a bit. Thanks Susan and M&M for a really great day!!!! More later....... stay tuned.......
PS: Susan has a great post on her blog too, check it out here!

10 comments:

Mr. Young said...

Man Tracey! You get to go on ALL the great field trips!

Dennis Allen said...

Sounds like a great day.

smartcat said...

As I said over at Susan's.....great photos and a splendid day!

cookingwithgas said...

Thanks TB you know I love when we get some time together.
It was great to have some lunch, a tour and lots of laughs!
We will do it again!

I am so lazy I have not posted yet- but Mark made me work when I got back- he's a mean one Mr. Grinch....not really!

k.houser said...

three of my fave-o-rite things too...clay, chemicals, and lunch!

Tracey Broome said...

Reallllly great day!!!!!

Lori Buff said...

I'm so sorry I wasn't able to get to Seagrove when I was in NC. It sounds like you all have such good times together. Maybe next time.

Tracey Broome said...

Lori, you can't be a potter and not visit Seagrove at least once on your life:) its a potters heaven!

smartcat said...

I forgot to ask earlier....what is that pot in your first photo? Kind of funky!

Tracey Broome said...

The face jug? They are whimsical folk art pieces that people either love or hate, very collectible. Google face jug, Catawba Valley pottery and Burlon Craig, you will read more than you ever needed to know...