February 21, 2010
The birthplace of N.C. pottery lies just over the Moore-Randolph county line down Busbee Road at Jugtown Pottery. Jacques and Juliana Busbee founded Jugtown in 1921 and kept the strictly utilitarian industry alive despite the advent of mason jars.
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It’s been 90 years since Jugtown first pressed its now-historic stamp into clay turned on a kicked potter’s wheel. The famed pottery center is celebrating that anniversary with a kiln opening on Saturday.