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North State Stoneware as it appeared on US1
Thousands of pottery lovers became accustomed to buying pottery at North State Stoneware on US 1 in Sanford at its intersection with Highway 78.
Many were stunned when the building was torn down and its rubble carted off in June, 2011.
Now, the rest of the story can be told:
Don Hudson, creator of
North State Stoneware was a gallery created by D. K. Clay Pottery, one of the largest pottery studios in North Carolina, to showcase its work and that of other potters.
Since 1997, D. K. Clay has been located in a six thousand square foot brick building filled with state of the art pottery-making equipment and kilns located on Hawkins Avenue close to Historic Downtown Sanford.
Proceeds of the sale of the building and land that housed North State Stoneware are being used to transform this large space into a 1,700 square foot gallery in front with all the activities of a major pottery studio clearly visible through glass walls separating the gallery from the working studio.
“The concept we are developing is to showcase all of the processes used by a large and technically advanced pottery studio to shape clay,” according to Hudson.