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About Emerson Creek Pottery

Hand Making Ceramic Pot Press
American Blue Tea Set

Our Values

Since 1977, Emerson Creek has had the goal of creating functional art. We believe the ceramics you have in your home should be functional, beautiful, and long-lasting. All of our products are created by artisans in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains from non-toxic ingredients sourced from North American suppliers. All of our pottery is microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe, and is lead and cadmium safe to keep your family protected. See the results of chemical testing here..


Emerson Creek Pottery’s handmade pottery is special. Like snowflakes, no two pieces are completely identical. Our pottery is made by people who handle and shape each piece in many stages prior to the finished pottery arriving to your home. Every step — mixing clay, forming, finishing, glazing, painting, firing, packing, and shipping — is completed by people. Each piece of our pottery goes through at least eight pairs of hands before finding its way into yours.

Emerson Creek Stamp on Bowl
Artist painting lavender pattern on mugs

Designs are hand painted by artists using Sumi-E brush techniques to capture complex natural objects: irises, dragonflies, mountains, fields, and wildflowers. Sumi-E brush painting is a 2000-year-old art form originating in China and developed in Japan. Sumi-E means ‘black ink painting’. Learn more about the history and technique of this tradition here. Our early designs were one hue as Sumi-E implies. Over time, many colors and brush sizes have been added to the collection.


Take a look behind the scenes to see how we craft our ceramics.


Get to know us a bit more – our passion and where we started.


With great love for the outdoors, we incorporate nature into our designs and protect the Earth through sustainable practices.

Outlet Store

Read more about our Bedford, Virginia Outlet Store – history of the 1825 cabin, hours of operation, and upcoming events.

Contact Us

Email us with any questions or inquiries or call us at 1 (540) 297-7524. We would be happy to answer your questions about our products.

Shipping & Returns

Please email us or call us at 1-540-297-7524 if you have any additional questions about shipping & returns.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you do not find the answer you need below then please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to answer any questions you have.

Wholesale Pottery

We offer wholesale pottery opportunities. Get in touch with us to setup a wholesale account, or use our direct link.