Monday, June 24, 2013

Featured Sight of Interest - Emerson Creek Pottery

Handmade Ceramic Pottery is Made in the USA!
Beautiful ceramic pottery in clean organic designs, created in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in the American tradition of quality ceramics. Shop here for dinnerware, bakeware, kitchenware and home decor that is safe and lovely to use. Emerson Creek Pottery's ceramic pieces have been featured at Mt. Vernon, Monticello, and the Smithsonian Institute. Influenced by the energy of Early American cobalt decoration, owner Jim Leavitt founded Emerson Creek Pottery in 1977.

This is part of the series "100 Things to See and Do within 100 Miles" of The Claiborne House.

Emerson Creek Pottery says "If you're ever in Virginia, please come visit our store. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Emerson Creek Pottery artisans are continuing the American tradition of handmade ceramic 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. We are currently featuring 10 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 ovenproof.

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."

Winter retail outlet store hours are: Friday and Saturday Only, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  1068 Pottery Lane, Bedford, VA, 24523 | Phone: 540-297-7884. *Disclaimer - this innformation is provided for your travel planning, please call or visit the website for hours of operation.
Directions from The Claiborne House B&B to Emerson Creek Pottery in Bedford County, VA - just 36 miles and a very scenic drive through the Virginia Countryside, past dairy farms and Smith Mountain Lake: