Blue Ridge Pottery


Blue Ridge Pottery was started in the 1930′s, in Erwin, Tennessee, by Southern Potteries Incorporated. They produced china, dinnerware, pitchers, platters, vases and much more in many different patterns.

They were first known as Clinchfield Potteries, until they incorporated in 1920 as Southern Potteries, Incorporated. In the 1930′s, they started making dinnerware known as Blue Ridge China, which was hand painted with bright colors. At one time, Blue Ridge China was the best selling dinnerware in the United States, being sold in department stores such as Sears and thru catalogs. During the 1940′s, they had over 1,000 people working for the company, producing over 300,000 hand painted pieces per week. There was a series of Artists Signed Plates, that is very rare and valuable today. Artists working for Blue Ridge were able to make their own designs and sign each plate.

They had to close down in 1957, mainly to the growing popularity of plastic dinnerware.

Blue Ridge Pottery Marks
Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge Handpainted Underglaze
Southern Potteries

Blue Ridge Pottery, China, Southern Pottery Patterns
Anne
Annette’s Wild Rose
Anniversary Song
Autumn Apple
Brick Betsy
Calico
Candied Fruit
Candlewick
Chintz
Clinchfield and Astor
Colonial
Conasauga
Crab Apple
Debra’s Rose
Erwin Rose
Fall Colors
Flora
French Peasant
Fruit Basket
Fruit Fantasy
Galore
Garden Lane
Gladys
Hazel
Jubilee Fruit
Melody
Nassau
Nove Rose
Opulence
Painted Daisy
Palace
Pansy Trio
Peacock
Piecrust
Pixie
Polka Dot
Ridge Daisy
Ridge Rose
Romance
Rose Marie
Rose of Sharon
Serenade
Skyline
Summertime
Swiss Dancers
Tralee Rose
Tussie Mussie
Verna
Weathervane
Woodcrest

Popular Blue Ridge Pottery
China
Dinnerware
Jugs – paul revere character jug
Pitchers
Platters
Pots
Trays
Vases

Blue Ridge Pottery Artists And Designers
Mildred Banner
Mildred Broyles
Nelsene Calhoun
Mae Garland
Louise Guinn
Ruby Hart
Frances Kyker
Alleene Miller
Lena Watts

Blue Ridge Pottery Value, Price Guide
Mid $ – Mid $,$$$


1 Comment

  1. Carla Hendrickson October 9, 2013

    I am trying to locate a salad bowl & matching platter. When I first got these at a house sale in 1972, they had matching salad servers.
    The pattern is 9 grapes, a pear(center) and 2 cherries, with leaves and stems. The bowl is trimmed in green around the top, as is the platter. I no longer have the serving fork or spoon.
    I would like to know if there is any value to this set. I have used them often over the years, and the daughters have fond memories of the parties and meals served with them. I qm planning on handing them down to one of them.
    Thank You, Carla Hendrickson

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