Dating blue ridge southern pottery
Our work is Microwave, Dishwasher, Oven-Safe, and Lead-Free.Our Pottery Studio and Gift Shop are located along Virginia Route 33 and tucked quietly into the Blue Ridge, just outside the Shenandoah National Park, and minutes away from Virginia's Skyline Drive.
The trails are available to horse drawn carriages, horseback riding, and hiking.Mark Peters makes wheel-thrown, wood-fired functional pottery.Each piece is made by hand, often altered or assembled off the wheel. Working with the clay’s inherent qualities to make objects that are complimented through the wood firing, Mark creates pots that demand attention and respect.The first items that the new pottery sold was white ware. Cash said, "I couldn't paint at all..just brushed the finishing paints on them and sold them like they were.The white ware was obtained by the truckload from several of the Ohio River potteries. Their initial goal was to paint these pieces with iridescent and pearlescent colors. We needed to raise some money with which to get started. In 1945, Ray and Pauline Cash had made enough money from the sale of the white ware to be able to buy a kiln and opened the Clinchfield Artware Pottery.