March 29, 2011
Exclusive Lees-McRae College terra cotta pots available for purchase

Lees-McRae College is offering exclusive handmade terra cotta pots that feature the Lees-McRae crest for sale to alumni, friends and parents of the College.

Commissioned and designed by Lees-McRae College Trustee Deborah Williams in honor of the inauguration of President Barry M. Buxton, the stamp was hand-tooled by potter Jim Keeling and every pot is made by hand in Warwickshire, England.

Whichford Pottery, a family-run pottery established in 1976, was founded by Jim and Dominique Keeling. Because they blend their own clay, all pots by Whichford Pottery come with a 10 year frostproof guarantee.

The senior throwers at Whichford Pottery have 150 years combined experience making one-of-a-kind pots for your gardens.

To order your exclusive Lees-McRae College terra cotta pot, contact Cindy Priest, Assistant to the President, at or (828) 898-8785. The cost is $100 per pot, plus shipping and handling.

The pots will be available for purchase this summer at the Alumni Arts and Crafts Show and at the Lees-McRae College Welcome Center at the Historic Cheese House.

Thanks to the generosity of Deborah Williams, all proceeds of sales of these exclusive handmade pots will benefit Lees-McRae College.

To learn more about Whichford Pottery, visit their website at

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