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.

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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
Annette’s Wild Rose
Anniversary Song
Autumn Apple
Brick Betsy
Candied Fruit
Clinchfield and Astor
Crab Apple
Debra’s Rose
Erwin Rose
Fall Colors
French Peasant
Fruit Basket
Fruit Fantasy
Garden Lane
Jubilee Fruit
Nove Rose
Painted Daisy
Pansy Trio
Polka Dot
Ridge Daisy
Ridge Rose
Rose Marie
Rose of Sharon
Swiss Dancers
Tralee Rose
Tussie Mussie

Popular Blue Ridge Pottery
Jugs – paul revere character jug

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. Sara February 28, 2016

    I have two cock of the morning plates and three plates with a log cabin and a tree. I’m trying to sell them. If anyone is interested in them please leave a comment.

  2. Marilyn Burns December 17, 2015

    For those looking for a particular pattern or piece, a good place to check is Replacements, Ltd online. I have quite an extensive collection of the Chintz pattern. I have bought through ebay and others, but to me, the Replacements give a pretty fair market value of a piece–with good description re: condition, size, etc. Go there first, then go to the auctions knowing what a particular piece is worth and stick to your bid and go no higher. Be careful to ask about the condition. Also invest in a good Blue Ridge collector’s book. You can gain a lot of useful information there.

  3. Nona Parker October 30, 2015

    I am looking for pattern “Turkey with Acorns” plates, cups and saucers. Also, “Turkey Gobbler” cups and saucers.

    Thank you.

    Nona Parker

  4. Michael Squibb July 28, 2015

    I am trying to locate any items from the decal design pattern BRP47. Center floral bouquet and red filigree border. I am also trying to locate any items from the Royal Rajah Maroon decal pattern. The same center floral bouquet and red border lacking the filigree design. Replacements has a few Royal Rajah Maroon pieces left, where i have purchased some.

    Thanks Mike Squibb

  5. Marilyn B. Kruger March 21, 2015

    I am searching for replacement pieces for Allegheny pattern of Blue Ridge southern potteries. This has three flowers blue, yellow, wine with an edging of wine. Items: 1 salad plate (or more), cereal/soup bowls and sauce dishes.

    My family had a 12 place setting since the late ’40’s. They were used for “Sunday dishes” for many years. Now, I’m trying to give at least an 8 place setting to the next generation. Any help will be most appreciated.

    Marilyn B. Kruger
    St. Croix Falls WI

  6. Judith Baughman January 26, 2015

    I have several pieces of Fruit Fantasy pattern from Blue Ridge China, including the Martha Snack Tray, the cake/pie lifter and the Colonial Teapot, salad bowls, plates, cups/saucers, plus more. I am looking to sell these. Thanks.

  7. William Oleson December 10, 2014

    I am in search of one (1) Blue Ridge serving bowl in the “Blue Ice” pattern. Bowl measures 9 1/4″ x 2 1/4″. I have photo to assist with identification if needed.

    Thank you,
    William Oleson

  8. 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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