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Emerson Creek Pottery's Retail/Outlet Store is located in a hand-hewn log house built in 1825 by the Wade Family. The Wade House offers a cozy setting for shopping and provides a glimpse into an early Virginia home, featuring three stone fireplaces, worn wood floors and hand-hewn timbers.

Emerson Creek Retail/Outlet Store
Emerson Creek Retail/Outlet Store

The Wade House remains surrounded by fields and forests with distant views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are located 30 minutes from Smith Mountain Lake and Lynchburg, 45 minutes from Roanoke and the Blue Ridge Parkway, and 10 minutes from the town of Bedford.

Emerson Creek Outlet Store - Wade House
Emerson Creek Outlet Store - Wade House

Our rural setting and nearby Blue Ridge Mountains have inspired many designs like Field of Iris, Summer Peaks, Dogwood and American Blue. With humble beginnings in clay and a single potter's wheel, today the pottery is home to a hardworking team who create beautiful and functional work using sustainable methods and traditional techniques. All clay, glazes and design colors are made on-site with formulas developed and tested over many decades. Inspired by early American Cobalt decoration on stoneware pottery, early work featured simple designs (Lone Pine Tree, Single Iris) handpainted with a Sumi-e brush over porous glaze and stoneware. Sumi-e brush painting is a 2000 year old art form developed in Japan. Sumi-e means 'black ink painting'. Early designs were one hue as Sumi-e implies. Over time, many colors and brush sizes have been added.

Early Emerson Creek Pottery
Early Emerson Creek Pottery

Designs are hand-painted by artists who develop brush techniques to capture complex natural objects: irises, dragonflies, mountains, fields and wildflowers. A few of our botanical designs include Red Poppy, Lavender, Pinecones, Blueberry and Cranberry. Other nature-inspired designs include Dragonfly and Blue Crab, along with subtle hues found in Go Green Earthware, Copper Clay and Tuscan Olive. All of our pottery is microwave, oven and dishwasher safe, and is lead and cadmium free to keep your family safe.

Our Retail/Outlet Store (540)297-7884 is located at 1068 Pottery Lane Bedford VA, 24523.

Summer Hours (April 1 - December 31): Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm

Winter Hours (January 1 - March 31): Friday & Saturday 10am - 4pm

Always Closed on Monday & Sunday

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Emerson Creek Pottery: 1068 Pottery Lane, Bedford, VA Phone: 540-297-7884
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