Another Great Virginia Tradition: Emerson Creek Pottery

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With all the marvelous goods that come from our great state of Virginia, add one more to the ever-growing list… Emerson Creek Handpainted Pottery.  With virtually every type of item, Emerson Creek offers everything from dishes and bakeware to mugs, pitchers, jugs, and hundreds of items in between.  All it takes is just one step into their Bedford, Virginia store and you’ll instantly step back into history.

Emerson Creek Pottery carries with it a long-standing tradition of handcrafted and handpainted history dating back many years.  Their website can show you every aspect of their investment from the past being carried into the present day.  Here’s just a quick excerpt:

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.  The spontaneity of the brush stroke, combined with the accuracy of the design yields our distinctively recognizable style. Priscilla’s deep love of the natural world provides a multitude of organic designs for all of Emerson Creek’s pottery.
So, take a moment out of your day sometime soon and visit Priscilla Palmer and Jim Leavitt and take home a bit of their Virginia history.  They are located in Bedford, VA at 1068 Pottery Lane off of Pecks Rd (Rt. 725) Between Rt. 43 and Rt. 714. Just a hop, skip and jump away from Smith Mountain Lake!

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