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updated thu 14 mar 02


Charles and Linda Riggs on tue 12 mar 02

Charlie and I have just vacated an old farmhouse in North Carolina 25
minutes south of Seagrove; an hour south of Raleigh. When I say old, I
mean--well, built circa 1850. It's on the registry of Moore County as a
historical site. Yes it does have electricity and
running water. It sits is on a 101 acre parcel of farmland wild land
butts up to 2 lakes owned by the boy scouts.

The house has character--old wood-plank walls from an
earlier dwelling and square nails. A Pioneer-type house. Two large
bedrooms, small kitchen, dining room, living room. 10 ft
ceilings with ceiling fans in each room.

The place is owned by NC folk potter Charles Lisk. His ancestors were
given the land in a grant by the English King when NC was still a
colony. He ain't gonna sell it, but needs to have a responsible
caretaker type person/s renting the

Charlie built a 20X30 studio 25 yards from the house. It's wired for an
electric kiln. No running water in the studio, but a hose bib right
outside the door. The studio has a raku kiln area that is covered and
can be you can raku during a rainstorm. A large propane tank services
both the house (heating/cooking) and the studio.

Here's the deal. You rent the studio and the house comes free with the
responsibility of up-keeping the land and house. If you have your
pottery as a business, you can write off your rent expenses.
Rent is negociable....but I will say, very fair.

Sounds like a sweet deal. It is!!! But only for someone who is not a
baby for cushy comforts. The house is charming, but also physically
challenging. There is constant upkeep needed. Basic
carpentryconstruction skills
are a must. The house gets drafty and cold in the winter when the temps

get below freezing. The bathroom is an after-thought squeezed into a
large closet space. There is a half-bath off the front screened-in
porch--which is great for cleaning up after working in the pottery.

There is also a wood kiln (two chambered climbing kiln) on the
property---owned by several partners. But any potter that would be
renting the studio/house would be welcome to join in on some of the wood
when they occur.

If you are interested please email me offlist. and I'll go into even
more graphic
detail. Remember, it's not just a house, it's an adventure!

Linda Riggs

Chris Jones on tue 12 mar 02

That sounds like just what I am looking for!

Linda.....what is your e-mail address? Can you please send it to
Thank you,
Chris Jones


Charles and Linda Riggs on wed 13 mar 02

Hi Chris,
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Chris Jones wrote:

> That sounds like just what I am looking for!
> Linda.....what is your e-mail address? Can you please send it to
> Thank you,
> Chris Jones
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