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4911 Busbee Rd.
Seagrove, NC 27341

Studio Touya is a handmade pottery studio located in Seagrove NC where Hitomi and Takuro Shibata set up studio and built Japanese style wood kiln. Our focus is to make simple& functional pottery by using local wild clay and wood firing technique. We named our pottery as "Touya" when we started our small pottery studio in Shigaraki, Japan, and it literary means "pottery house" in Japanese which we really like.

Randy Edmonson

Randy Edmonson


Randy Edmonson

Randy Edmonson is an award-winning artist whose paintings and ceramic work have been widely exhibited in over 100 juried, invitational and one-man exhibitions in the United States, Germany, Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Italy.  His work has appeared in Ceramics Monthly, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Ceramics: Art and Perception, Ceramic Art Monthly (Korea), The Korea Times (Washington, D.C.), The Art of Contemporary American Pottery , 500 Bowls (2003), and 500 Plates, Platters and Chargers (2008). His 2004 article “Living the Dream” appeared in Studio Potter Network News. Edmonson has paintings or ceramics included in the permanent collections of several museums in the U.S., Europe and Asia as well as in corporate and private collections. He has been the recipient of an Artist Grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and has conducted workshops at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and numerous schools and art centers.



For three summers (1994, 1995, 1997) Edmonson served as a ceramics consultant for the Near East Foundation in Morocco, helping to develop ceramic stove liners that would reduce health hazards and increase fuel efficiency when used in rural Moroccan homes.



A native of Washington, D.C., he received a B.A. degree from Drury College in Springfield, Missouri, a M.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.  Edmonson is a professor emeritus in the Department of Art at Longwood University. He maintains a studio in Prince Edward County, Virginia.