Cole of North Carolina Hand-thrown Pottery Basket in Turquoise CA2165
Tight hairline crack on the base. Measures 17" x 13" x 7 3/4".
This pottery, still in operation, has long and distinguished past. The first Cole potter moved to North Carolina from Staffordshire, England, in the 1750s. The Coles settled by the rich clay beds of Seagrove, 75 miles west of Raleigh, and have been turning and firing pots ever since. They helped make the Piedmont into one of America's centers for traditional, handmade pottery.