North Carolina Pottery from the Collection of Dr. Nancy Farmer and Dr. A. Everette James
Augusta, Georgia 30901
Recently, Dr. Nancy Farmer and Dr. A. Everette James, husband and wife and collectors of all things Southern—quilts, paintings, furniture, and pottery—donated a collection of North Carolina pottery to the Morris. These pieces are the first significant examples of one of the South’s richest decorative arts traditions to become part of the Morris’s holdings. The collection represents Seagrove, a very small town (population 250) in Randolph County, North Carolina Its influence is disproportionate to its size. Notable for its many potteries, it is sometimes referred to as the "pottery capital of the world.” The name Seagrove refers to both the pottery and the town, as well as several other communities that are part of the pottery tradition along and near the North Carolina Highway Pottery. More than one hundred potteries—many of them multi-generational family enterprises—are located in Seagrove and neighboring towns.