Jugtown Pottery
330 Jugtown Road,
Seagrove, NC 27341








Jugtown Pottery, a working pottery and an American Craft Shop, is located in a grove of trees and bamboo eight miles south of Seagrove, NC in the community of Westmoore.

It is just off Busbee Road, a road named for Jacques and Juliana Busbee, the founders of Jugtown. Both artists, with a love of pottery, they began stamping Jugtown pieces in 1922, after running a Tea and American Craft shop in New York City beginning in 1917.

Today Jugtown follows the same approach to pottery as laid out by the Busbee's. Vernon Owens, recipient of the NC Folk Heritage Award and the NEA National Heritage Fellowship, wife Pam, son Travis and daughter Bayle are the main potters; while Bobby Owens mixes clay and glazes the pieces.

Form comes first, a simple continuous line, then a complimentary glaze and occasional decoration. These handmade pieces that are either wood or gas fired. Drawing from the tradition, you will find traditional jugs and candlesticks in wood fired salt glaze and frogskin, and tableware's in green, blue, brown and gray. You will also find deceptively simple vases, bowls and jars in glazes made with wood ash, local clays, copper reds, greens and iron earthtones.

Ikuko Hussey, Brenda Schmidt and Aaron Cinque work in the Sales cabin and Glaze room.



Schedule of Pots in the Jugtown Pottery Shop

Saturday, August 22, 2015 New Wood Fired Salt Glaze pieces in shop!

wood fired pieces

August 28: Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM - Vernon and Pam will be at the museum in conjunction with the current exhibit, Pottery of the US South: A Living Tradition for a meet and greet event. The museum store has a good supply of new pieces from Jugtown and Vernon and Pam will be there in the morning on the 28th to meet visitors and answer questions. The exhibit is wonderful and we are pleased to have pieces in the show - a special thanks to everyone who has visited already!

September 5: New pieces from the Cone 6 oxidation kiln - Blue Ridge Blue, Mustard Green, Bluegrass. Cinnamon and Dogwood White.

September 12: Jugtown will participate in the Potters Market Invitational at Mint Museum Randolph from 10:00 to 4:00 in Charlotte, NC.

fast fire
Check the Jugtown facebook page for updates
of pieces available. Give us a call if we can help!



Radio Interview:

Paul Blais, host of the popular podcast Doubt the Doubts, has started a new show focusing on pottery, called The Potters Cast. One of his first episodes features an interview with Travis. Check out the link below:



Vernon Owens

Pam Owens

Travis Owens


Bayle Owens



Nancy Sweezy






All information and photos on this site are © Jugtown Pottery, 2011, 2012. Contact us at jugtown@mindspring.com.