by Amy Nelson
Shifts in the economy are reshaping the way small cottage industry towns like Seagrove do business. Home to over 100 potteries, this rural piedmont area has become a tourist destination for local and international clientele. But with rising gas prices, the traffic flow has slowed. As a result, some potters and town officials are exploring new ways to ensure their collective survival. Independent radio producer Amy Nelson talks to two potters and the mayor of Seagrove to catch a glimpse of what’s changed and what’s to come.