Mark & Meredith Heywood

First generation Neo-traditionalist potters

1013 Fork Creek Mill Rd.,  Whynot, NC  27341-8122

Phone: (336) 873-9276

Open  Tuesday - Saturday 9ish to 5 PM and most Mondays
E-mail us to be sure about a Monday visit.




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Whynot Pottery is owned and operated by Mark and Meredith Heywood. Our work consists of mostly gas fired stoneware, along with some lower fired hand built work. Take a  look through our site for a better understanding of our work.

For the most recent events you can go to our BLOG or FACEBOOK pages. At our blog you can learn more about us, how we work and see current examples of our pottery.

Whynot Pottery, established in 1982, is located in and  named after the community of Whynot NC.

 Whynot NC is located in the center of the state of North Carolina and is 2 miles from downtown Seagrove, NC the famous capitol of North Carolina pottery.

What makes Seagrove, Whynot, and other communities in the immediate vicinity so unique is we live and work in an area where pottery has been continually made for about 300 years. We have one of the largest concentrations of working potters in the United States. Within a fifteen minute drive of Whynot Pottery there are as many as eighty shops.




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