Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Emerson Creek Pottery artisans are continuing the American tradition of pottery making in a contemporary way. The property on which Emerson Creek Pottery sits was originally a 500-acre land grant from the King of England. In 1825, Silas Wade aquired the land and built his two room, and two story log cabin, now the home of Emerson Creek Pottery. To the north are the majestic Peaks of Otter, visible through the treetops in winter. The land rolls gently away from the house to the creek beds. More information about this historic home can be found in the Virginia Room of the Roanoke City Library, Roanoke, Virginia. Influenced by the energy of Early American cobalt decoration, owners Priscilla Palmer and Jim Leavitt founded Emerson Creek Pottery in 1977. Priscilla developed the unique technique of applying natural pigments to an absorbent glaze with a Japanese Sumi-e brush. The spontaneity of the brush stroke, combined with the accuracy of design yields our distinctively recognizable style. Priscilla’s deep love of the natural world provides a multitude of organic designs for all of Emerson Creek’s pottery. Our ceramic pottery has been featured at Monticello, Mt. Vernon and the Smithsonian Institute, as well as in fine homes across America. We have had the pleasure of designing customized pottery patterns for numerous clubs and organizations. Our pottery is formed of clay made onsite. Each piece is hand made, hand painted and fired in a gas kiln. Each pattern is a series of carefully planned strokes. No templates or stencils are used. The patterns are practiced and committed to memory. The artists paint the pattern again and again. Each piece is alike and yet different, like flowers in a field. We are currently featuring 15 different lines of ceramic pottery, including our beloved signature line – Field of Iris, a classic since 1977. All of our work is microwave and dishwasher safe, lead free and oven proof. Visitors to Virginia find a warm welcome at Emerson Creek Pottery. We are an easy 10 minute drive from Bedford, a lovely 30 minutes from Lynchburg or Smith Mt. Lake, and a pleasant 45 minutes from Roanoke. With its original log walls, original fireplace, and three double barrel chimneys, the cabin which houses the Emerson Creek Pottery factory outlet offers considerable interest to those wishing to steep themselves in the rich history of the region. And, our guests enjoy the opportunity to connect with the past by experiencing the special quality of our handmade pottery which continues a true American tradition handed down to us from Colonial times. Find them on Facebook too! coupon code: TC2822. It is good for 15% off any order over $25 and is good through 4/14/11
Ceramic Bella Vases: Our elegant little bella vase is a graceful way to present both dried and fresh flowers. Try your favorite fresh arrangements in our classicly-inspired ceramic vases, or a lovely dried selection in one of our botanical designs. These little vases are perfect to use in several rooms throughout your home to give yourself floral cheer, and they also make terrific gifts. Our Bella Vases are handmade and handpainted at Emerson Creek Pottery. All our ceramic pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe, ovenproof, and 100% lead free.
I love my cute lil bella Vase, its so adorable. It makes for a great prop in my photography! I just how they are all hand painted, with lots of love and care from the company! They have tons to choose from, from plates to clocks! As well as tons of styles to choose from! They have really nice customer service, wrapped up nicely and protected. They even have this policy if you receive your package and it feels broken, open in front of driver so they can mark it broken and contact the company! They have so much to choose from. You would be surprised on the amounts of great hand painted products here! So stop by, grab something and show it off!