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

Friday November 20, 2015- the shop is well stocked from a recent firing.
We will be in the shop, not set up at any festivals. Friday 8:30-5:30
Saturday 8:30-5:00 Sunday 11:00-3:00

Friday November 27, 2015- new pots from the Reduction firing, including Copper Reds, Soft Iron decorated pieces and Weathered Bronze

Saturday December 5, 2015- Holiday Kiln Opening: An exceptional variety of select pieces from 2015
Fine American Crafts and JLK Jewelry

Museum Opens at 7:00 AM with Refreshments

Here are two new members of the Jugtown family! Come and learn about them and purchase a piece of pottery inspired by them.

Meu Faye

fast fire
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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.