Concrete statuary.

Hillside of Concrete Statues

Field review by the editors.

Slate Mountain, North Carolina

Along a rural road, an unexpected army of concrete warriors, animals, and Jesi crowd a hillside below a concrete statue factory. The selection no doubt varies continually, but on the day that we stopped by we saw what Americans apparently crave for their lawns and gardens: a dragon, lion, eagle, Indian chiefs, enraptured worshippers, armless Venuses, a pink elephant, an Amish buggy, and a cow up on a pole painted as a tribute to New York City. And there were many more statues arrayed in ordered battalions back from the road, up to the factory. It's all about the latest ironic juxtaposition waiting to be photographed.

Hillside of Concrete Statues

Slick's Pottery

Slick's Pottery Lane, Slate Mountain, NC
Slick's Pottery. On the north side of Hwy 103, either 6.5 miles east of downtown Mount Airy, or two miles south of the North Carolina/Virginia state line.
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