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inside-shop2small.jpgUpdates. . . 

Current Pandemic Hours:

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this stressful time, whatever your situation.  Stay safe.  Be creative.  Eventually this pandemic will end.

The Westmoore Pottery shop is closed to visitors until the virus is under better control.  (late spring 2021??)

I will of course continue to work during this time, both with pottery and with doing some much-needed indoor and outdoor repairs that I've been putting off for months.  If you don't reach me by phone at 910-464-3700 just leave a clear message and I'll get back in touch with  you.

Online and phone purchases are always welcome.   Right now the postal service is in a mess and many orders are taking over a month to reach even nearby locations.

If you need to pick up an item in person in the parking lot or if you absolutely need to shop by appointment, just be sure to set up that appointment with me at least 2 days ahead of time.  

My very grateful thanks to all of you whose purchases sustained me through the 2020 year!

 

Usually I am open 9 am to 5 pm every day except Wednesdays and Sundays, but there will be some exceptions to that schedule. 

I'll try to list any times when I know ahead that Westmoore Pottery will be closed.

 

 

     Links to videos

Mary at the Art in Clay Symposium at Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KvuEzzEpx8

Video of an award-winning exhibit installation at Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site which interpreted the surroundings of Dr. Judd, a missionary/physician in the early 19th century.  Pottery by Westmoore Pottery is included in the replica furnishings.:

http://www.missionhouses.org/index.php/exhibitions

Inspired by the Past

Westmoore Pottery is a small company interested in preserving a piece of our past.  This is reflected in the wares I sell -- historical pottery, a little hand blown glassware, as well as books on historical decorative arts and cookery.  

The entire staff of Westmoore Pottery is one person, Mary Farrell (me!)    Other than the month of January,  I unload a kiln load of new pottery every two weeks.    The pottery is made on the premises here in the Westmoore Community, halfway between the tiny towns of Seagrove and Robbins in North Carolina. The ware is made in the old traditions with the look and feel of pottery from the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries, up to around 1850. A special interest of mine is pottery which was used in the early days of North Carolina; this includes pottery made in England, Germany, New England, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and of course, pottery made in the central area of North Carolina.

I make several types of pottery here at Westmoore Pottery: redware, both plain and decorated; salt-glazed stonewares; and green-glazed wares. The pottery is made to be used and the glazes are absolutely lead-free.

Westmoore's pottery has been used by over 120 museums as furnishings for historic buildings and in programs. I have also supplied pottery and glass for a number of historically-based films. Westmoore's pottery can be found in several museum collections and is enjoyed by many private individuals as well.

For more detail about all the work I sell, visit the "Wares for Sale" section of this website.

I like being a small business and intend to stay small. Potter Mary Farrell does everything -- making the pots, waiting on customers in the retail store, and mopping the floors! It gives me great joy to be able to present to the American public a product that still has the heart, soul, and pride of the maker behind it.

Browse this website, and if you have unanswered questions, don't hesitate to email or call.

 

Westmoore Pottery

4622 Busbee Road, Seagrove, NC 27341

Telephone: (910)464-3700

Hours when open may vary.

Always closed Wednesdays and Sundays.

 

 

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