Updates. . .
(September 18) My shoulder is some better and I'm gradually working back to making pots, beginning with very small pieces and only 45 minutes a day, then working up from there.
In the process of healing the shoulder, doctors have discovered several other health issues, none life-threatening. However, I must do physical therapy for a while and have multiple doctor's appointments, not all of which have been possible to schedule on Wednesdays when the shop was closed.
So . . . after 37 years of keeping extremely regular hours, Westmoore Pottery's hours will now vary.
In general, I am open 9am to 5pm every day except Wednesday and Sunday, 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. If you have questions or scheduling difficulties, call me.
Westmoore Pottery will be closed:
* All Wednesdays and Sundays
* Friday, September 19th (all day)
* Friday, October 3rd (after 2:30 pm)
Links to videos
Mary at the Art in Clay Symposium at Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts:
Video of an 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.:
Inspired by the Past
Westmoore Pottery is a small company started in 1977 by potters David and Mary Farrell. Our interest in preserving a piece of our past is reflected in the wares we sell -- historical pottery, a little handblown glassware as well as books on historical decorative arts and cookery.
The pottery is made on the premises here in the Westmoore Community, halfway between the small 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 Westmoore Pottery is pottery which was used in the early days of North Carolina; this includes pottery made in England, Germany, New England, Pennsylvania, and of course, pottery made in the central area of North Carolina.
Several types of pottery are made at Westmoore Pottery: redware, both plain and decorated; saltglazed stonewares; and green-glazed wares. The pottery is made to be used and the glazes are absolutely lead-free.
In 2010, Dave quit making pottery to pursue a late-life career teaching math at the nearby community college. He had been taking classes part-time for years in preparation for the switch, and absolutely loves teaching! So since the Fall of 2010, I (Mary Farrell) have been running Westmoore Pottery on my own.
Though a potter myself, I also love handblown glass! For over twenty years Westmoore Pottery often has sold historical glassware that goes well with our own pottery, both visually and in period-appropriateness. Various craftsmen have blown the glass for us over the years but it is difficult today to find glass artists with enthusiasm for traditional glass and the skills to make it. Right now most of our handblown glass is the work of glassblowers from Greenfield Village (Henry Ford Museum) in Michigan.
Westmoore's pottery has been used by over 120 museums as furnishings for historic buildings and in programs. We 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.
4622 Busbee Road, Seagrove, NC 27341
Hours when open may vary.
Always closed Wednesdays and Sundays.