Dover Pottery Celebrates Anniversary of Opening
Dover Pottery opened its doors in October 1983 as the 14th shop in the Seagrove area. To celebrate, Dover is having a customer appreciation sale Saturday, Oct. 10.
Milly McCanless, Dover's founder, is interested in seeing pots she sent out of the shop years ago.
Customers who bring in a Dover pot will receive a discount on crystalline and decorated ware equal to the age of the pot.
Eck McCanless, Dover's main turner, will be on hand for live pottery demonstrations. There will also be a crystalline pot given away as a door prize.
In keeping up with technology, Dover has created a "Design Your Own Pot" page on the Dover Web site, www.doverpots.com. Those interested can click the "Pots for Sale" link and choose from three different shapes, each in two sizes, and eight different colors of crystalline.
Dover Pottery is also extending its involvement in Seagrove Potters for Peace. Dover, along with several other pottery shops, participated in a fundraiser in August. Beth Gore, from Cady Clay Works, came up with the idea for the fundraiser after she read Greg Mortenson's "Three Cups of Tea."
Mortenson co-founded the Central Asia Institute (CAI), which is dedicated to promoting peace in Afghanistan and Pakistan by building schools in impoverished areas. Several potters in the Seagrove area created tea vessels and donated the proceeds to CAI. All of the vessels were sold within the first day of the fundraiser.
Dover is continuing to make tea vessels for Seagrove Potters for Peace and will donate 50 percent of all proceeds to CAI.
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