Mill Creek Forge
5412 Busbee Road, Seagrove, NC 27341
Mill Creek Forge, located just a short walk down a path through the woods from Westmoore Pottery, is the workplace of blacksmith Jerry Darnell. Jerry won't brag about himself but other blacksmiths tell me that he is consistently rated one of the five best blacksmiths in the country today. Mill Creek Forge's specialty is 18th century style blacksmithing. Since he is semi-retired, Jerry's hours are somewhat irregular, but you can often catch him working on Mondays through Saturdays from 10-4. His very fine ironwork is well worth a visit.
North Carolina Pottery Center
250 East Avenue, PO Box 531, Seagrove, NC 27341
A visit to the NC Pottery Center, located 7 1/2 miles from Westmoore Pottery, is highly recommended. The permanent exhibition will give you an overview of the history of pottery in North Carolina. In addition, you can explore the Pottery Center's temporary exhibitions and see samples of work by area potters.
Seagrove Area Potters Association
The Seagrove, NC area currently has around 75 potteries within a 20 mile radius of the town of Seagrove. The Seagrove Area Potters Association website gives information on many of them. Some of these potteries are full-time businesses, some part-time, with great variety of style and price. Visitors to the area often enjoy going from pottery to pottery (driving, not walking!) There's no single starting point, though the oldest potteries are along Busbee Road so it's a good place to begin. Most potteries, including Westmoore Pottery, provide maps for area visitors.
North Carolina Zoological Park
4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27203
The North Carolina zoo is often rated one of the best zoos in the country. Here, the people are "penned out" more than the animals are "penned in."
American Classic Motorcycle Museum
1170 US Highway 64 W., Asheboro, NC 27203
For enthusiasts of Harleys and American popular culture in general, this private museum is a treasure. No admission fee is charged. The entire second floor of the American Classic Motorcycle Company makes up the museum and includes vintage bikes (one of the largest private collections in the country) and associated memorabilia, including a complete 1949 Harley dealership.
128 East Main Street, Seagrove, NC 27341
This is a real hardware store, not one of those old-timey stores made up for tourists. Our customers enjoy it for the never-updated features like the shelves along the wall accessed by rolling ladders, as well as for the unique assortment of goods carried.
AREA DINING, LODGING, AND SERVICES
Westmoore Pottery has a picnic table, so if the weather is beautiful, plan to bring a picnic lunch and eat outside.
Westmoore Family Restaurant
2172 NC Hwy 705, Seagrove, NC 27341
This restaurant is located less than a mile from us. Do remember that Westmoore Family Restaurant is only open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm.
East Dixie Drive, Asheboro, NC
My customers recommend this Hampton Inn as a the best motel in the area to stay. It is about a half hour drive from the Asheboro Hampton Inn to Westmoore Pottery.
For other accommodations, contact
Randolph County Tourism Development Authority
Kirk Tours offers tours of area potteries to both large and small groups. If you prefer to have a guide in your trip to the area, contact them.
4622 Busbee Road, Seagrove, NC 27341
Hours may vary, but usually open 9am to 5pm.
Always closed Wednesdays and Sundays.