Blue Ridge Pottery Club


at the Bramble - October 4th

Southern Potteries, Inc. makers of Blue Ridge Pottery

1917 - 2017

Dianne Banks, Club Treasurer



WE ARE NOW MEETING ON THE FIRST TUESDAY EACH MONTH AT MAPLE GROVE RESTAURANT IN UNICOI, TN AT 5:30 PM.  This change was made when the Senior Center closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   ​Call Carol Riggs at 423 743-5529 for additional information.

New member, Rita Whisnant, Morganton, NC 

529 Federal Hatchery Road, Erwin, TN 37650

(423) 743-9449

The Blue Ridge Pottery Club is passionate about hand-painted pottery! Blue Ridge Pottery was once made in Erwin Tennessee by Southern Potteries Incorporated in the early to mid-twentieth century. The Carolina, Clinchfield, and Ohio Railroad selected Erwin, TN in 1916 for the Southern Potteries plant.  They started their operation in 1917 and closed their plant in 1957.  The railway company delivered supplies to the plant and also shipped finished Blue Ridge Pottery to famous department stores throughout the north and south.  The railway company installed a spur directly over to the pottery for their convenience.  The US Post Office also opened a branch office inside the pottery due to the heavy amount of pottery being mailed out.  

Our next big annual SHOW WILL BE SEPTEMBER 30, OCTOBER 1, AND OCTOBER 2, 2021.

Come join us! To become a member of our club just come to the meeting or send $10 to our Treasurer, Erwin National Blue Ridge Pottery Club, 404 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, TN 37650.