|Emerson Creek Posie Pitcher|
I believe I started to like pottery around the time I watched Demi Moore in Ghost many years ago. I wanted a pottery wheel and I was going make mugs, vases, plates and just about everything my family friends needed pottery wise.
Fast forward many years later and I have yet to purchase a pottery wheel. Luckily for me, Emerson Creek Pottery is available. The pottery they make there is so beautiful. The old world artisans spin some of the most delicate yet useable pottery I’ve ever seen. Each piece is handmade in their Bedford, Virginia Pottery Emporium.(I wonder if they would let me come there and work for pottery).
I often envy friends and family who received beautiful china pieces for wedding presents and store them in those big china cabinets.
About Emerson Creek Pottery
- Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia,
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.
- Influenced by the energy of Early American cobalt decoration, owners Priscilla Palmer and Jim Leavitt founded
Emerson Creek Pottery in 1977. Priscilla developed the unique technique of
applying natural pigments to an absorbent glaze with a Japanese Sumi-e brush.
- Priscilla’s deep love of the natural world provides
a multitude of organic designs for all of Emerson Creek’s pottery.
- The patterns are practiced and committed to memory.
The artists paint the pattern again and again. Each piece is alike and yet different,
like flowers in a field.
Emerson Creek doesn’t sell china but their pottery is just as beautiful as china. I would love to visit their site, pick out a favorite pattern and fill up my very own china cabinet with all of the pottery my heart desired.
Because I am a Purple lover I chose the Lavender Ceramic Pottery. It is inspired by the wooley grey green of the lavender plant with it’s rounded leaves. If purple is not your color ( I can’t imagine how it couldn’t be, LOL) They currently offer 12 other colorful patterns to choose from.
Each pattern is a series of carefully planned strokes, no templates or stencils are used. Wow! I don’t know how they do it, but I can feel the love and commitment in each piece. I love my Lavender pitcher. It’s a multi use pitcher that I use to put warm syrup in for pancakes and waffles. Sometimes at night I put warm cocoa in it to serve to the boys’ in bed, they Love it.
The kind people at Emerson Creek Pottery have agreed to give one of my readers their very own piece of Emerson Creek history, a beautiful pitcher just like the one I received for review. Enter here in the Winner Wonderland Giveaway Hop.
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Disclosure: I received one or more of the aforementioned products for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours.