Visit Emerson Creek Pottery
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
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
and the Blue Ridge Parkway,
and 10 minutes from the town of Bedford.
Emerson Creek Outlet Store - Wade House
Our rural setting and nearby Blue Ridge Mountains have inspired many designs like
Field of Iris,
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
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,
and Cranberry. Other nature-inspired designs
and Blue Crab,
along with subtle hues found in Go Green Earthware,
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