Blue Ridge Pottery 2012. Let the next 25 years begin….
First of all, thank you to all of our loyal customers and friends who have continued to support our art for the past 25 years. That support, over many years, has enabled our work to become a Blue Ridge Mountain craft tradition. So many, young and old, apprentices, potters, and staff of many talents have participated in the manifestation of what was once only a dream. Our mission now is to keep this tradition alive for the next 25 years. To make the pottery fiscally and creatively viable is our goal. To engage others in our art and their own creativity is our daily task.
Pottery Production 2012
In 2012 we are planning to continue to make Blue Ridge Pottery at the rate of one kiln load per month* from March thru December. Items to be made this year will include, mugs, soup bowls, vases, bowls, and a variety of smaller pottery products. We will post the dates of forthcoming kiln loads on face book and will publish pictures of each load on our face book pages at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Ridge-Pottery/270900892655 .
Pottery can no longer be ordered online, phone sales only, call Alun the potter 434 4093319.
New Product Lines 2012
Norma and Alun have been researching all winter and will be bringing a number of new products and technologies to our art in 2012. A new CNC machine will assist in creating reproductions of our original art in woodcuts. Our sawmill will recycle downed trees on our mountain properties to provide the cherry, oak, cedar and maple that we will use in this process.
This season the Pottery will be using the latest “sublimation” technology to assist us in creating a wide range of ceramic and other products reflecting our art and the beauty of these Blue Ridge Mountains. Watch for a wide range of new products which combine our ceramic interests and our wood products with other mixed media.
Opening Hours 2012
We plan to be open every day during the forthcoming season, mid-March to end Dec., regular hours are mostly 9 - 4, if we are busy with other life tasks our shop operates on the honor system. We do close in the event of severe weather in the mountains. To check if we are working at the studio 434 409 3319.
Customized Mugs, Wood Products, Wedding Products.
Many of our new processes will provide our customers and our wedding business with a range of ceramic and wood products personalized for every need. Orders can be shipped anywhere in the country with our on demand UPS pickup. Items from current kilns can generally be shipped in 3 - 5 days in the continental USA.
Overall goal 2012, Be Creative, Have a Good Time, Share in Peace.
Generally we will just continue to play with mud, fire, technology, found materials and whatever else catches our interest to make art and create beauty. We will continue to share special moments in peoples lives in many ways.. We thank you all for continuing to support us as artists.
*This rate of production represents 10% of our pre 2006 production. This will mean that many items and colors will be in very limited production. We recommend personal shopping or phone orders (434 409 3319) based on new kiln load showings on our face book pages at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Ridge-Pottery/270900892655 .