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North Carolina Pottery from the Collection of Dr. Nancy Farmer and Dr. A. Everette James

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Unknown, Basket, undated Terra-cotta With Brown and Green Glaze © Courtesy of the Morris Museum of Art
North Carolina Pottery from the Collection of Dr. Nancy Farmer and Dr. A. Everette James

1 Tenth Street
Augusta, Georgia 30901
May 3rd, 2013 - August 4th, 2013
Opening: June 20th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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http://www.themorris.org
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United States
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706-724-7501
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Tue-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5
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pottery

DESCRIPTION

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.