EDGEFIELD, S.C. (WFXG) - One family-owned shop nestled in the Edgefield town square offers you a chance to shop local and learn how to make pottery all in one place.

August House sits in the building where the old Edgefield General Store used to be.

Walking into August House is like stepping into another world. Customers can spend the day holding cats, sipping coffee and making pottery.

"I love for people to come and just make memories together," co-owner Jenny Robinson said.

The store has been open in the town square for seven years. Robinson said the number one way people learn about the business is through small-town word of mouth.

Inside the shop, the smell of hand-poured, locally-made candles hits you in the face.

When it was still open, the Edgefield General Store would serve ice cream at the counter. Robinson said when August House opened, they decided to keep serving ice cream.

"Okay, so we weren't going to keep the ice cream, but everybody in town wanted us to keep it," Robinson laughed.

Robinson and her daughter, Summer Robinson Bruce, teach customers how to be potters themselves, walking them through every step of making pieces like platters, bowls or spoon rests for their kitchen.

"If something ever looks funny, I definitely try and go back and just help make the piece look a little neater, cleaner. You know, I'm not going to give you a piece that'll look bad, I promise," Bruce laughed.

August House also offers a coffee drink called affogato dalgona. Some customers make it a point to come to the shop just for the drink because it's so delicious.

Robinson said they like to have at least six to eight people for a workshop.

They ask customers to schedule a pottery workshop in advance, but customers can always drop in to shop.

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