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 Handpainted Underglaze
Blue Ridge Pottery, China, Southern Pottery Patterns
Annette’s Wild Rose
Clinchfield and Astor
Rose of Sharon
Popular Blue Ridge Pottery
Jugs – paul revere character jug
Blue Ridge Pottery Artists And Designers
Blue Ridge Pottery Value, Price Guide
Mid $ – Mid $,$$$