Need a giant giraffe or new gnome? Check out Bethune Pottery
Posted 8/6/2011 6:05:00 AM
Just south of Bethune
on U.S. 1, a 20-foot giraffe appears to have gotten lost and taken up residence in a lot across from the home of Larry and Joyce Stephens.
Actually, the fiberglass creature is for sale, along with thousands of other outdoor ornamental items at Bethune Pottery.
Bethune Pottery is a modeling clay and concrete products business that is owned by Larry and Joyce Stephens. The giraffe is one of a handful of non-clay or concrete items for sale.
Wandering around the lot, a visitor might be overwhelmed by the variety of stone creations on display -- woodland creatures, miniature benches, cherubic children, angels and demons, soldiers and firefighters, chairs in the shape of hands, palmetto trees, chickens and bulldogs and gnomes.
Row after row after row of stone human figures, planters and pedestals are lined up 20 or 30 deep. Stone markers bearing cheery messages to guests or memorials for lost family members are scattered about the lot, as well.
Visitors could spend hours wandering about Bethune Pottery’s enormous stone garden.
The giant critters -- an elephant, bear, gorilla, a few roosters, a pig -- can cost a couple thousands dollars. The smaller concrete and class items are considerably less expensive.
If you’re going:
Bethune Pottery modeling class and concrete products in Kershaw County
is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (843) 334-8346 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.