The first potters in North Carolina were Native Americans, who used the coil-building method to make pottery. Examples have been found from the early 16th century.
By 1766 the Moravians had developed their own style of pots and decorating them. Through the years the different potters learned from each other, each developing his own style.
In the 1920s, the arts and crafts movement revived interest in all things rural, handmade, and homemade.
North Carolina's rich pottery tradition continues to grow and thrive.
See our next post for more photos of our North Carolina Pottery.