The Bay River Pottery is located on the Bay River in Bayboro, North Carolina. This river winds and widens as it slowly flows to the junction of the Pamlico Sound and the Neuse River, about 15 miles away. The kayaking is wonderful on our river and on many other rivers and creeks in Pamilco County. We are 6 and a half hours East of Asheville, NC, 3 hours east of Raleigh, NC, 1 hour NW of Morehead City, NC and 2 hours NE of Wilmington, NC. The nearest city, is 14 miles to the west on Highway 55. New Bern was the Colonial Capital of North Carolina, is sister city to Bern, Switzerland, and home of the Tryon Palace, a historical site and tourist attraction. The city lies on two rivers, the Neuse and the Trent and has a world of charm. Oriental, 10 miles to the south is a quaint fishing village which according to the residents is the "sailing capital of North Carolina". It is right off the Intercoastal Waterway and is host to scores of boaters as they move south in the winter and north in the summer. The studio is also located within ten miles of Camp Sea Gull, Camp Seafarer, Camp Caroline and is 14 miles from Fairfield Harbour. Rural in flavor, the area depends on farming, fishing, tourism and has a large number of retirees and working artists.
The pottery has hosted Raku workshops in previous years, and hopes to continue this tradition sometime in the near future.
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P.O. Box 394, Bayboro, NC 28515, (252) 745-4749