Emerson Creek Pottery Outlet Store
The Historic Wade House, circa 1825
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.
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Emerson Creek Pottery artisans are continuing the American tradition of handmade ceramic pottery making in a contemporary way. The property on which Emerson Creek Pottery sits was originally a 500-acre land grant from the King of England. In 1825, Silas Wade acquired the land and built his two room, and two story log cabin, now the home of Emerson Creek Pottery. To the north are the majestic Peaks of Otter, visible through the treetops in winter. The land rolls gently away from the house to the creek beds. Shop here on our website, and if you’re ever in Virginia, please come visit our store.
Every step of our pottery operation, which began in 1977 by owner Jim Leavitt, is completed on-site in Bedford, Virginia. Each piece goes through multiple steps, interchanging hands numerous times. Read more about how we make our handcrafted ceramics >>