Pottery of Southwest Virginia


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Great Road Pottery Useful site for pottery of the area
North Carolina pottery

from: Blue Ridge Institute:
Estate inventories contain many references to earthenware pottery and some to stoneware, and census records list a large number of potters living in the region who presumably supplied most of the needs of their communities. Major pottery centers existed in Wythe and Washington counties in Virginia and Sullivan County in Tennessee.

A Bibliography

Bivens, John Jr. 1972. The Moravian Potters in North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.
Comstock, H.E. 1994. The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.
Cullity, Brian, 1991. Slipped and Glazed: Regional American Redware, Hyannis, Massachusetts: Patriot Press.
Holston Territory Genealogical Society, 1992. Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee 1792-1992, Vol I, Waynesville, NC: Walsworth Publishing.
Smith, Samuel D. and Rogers, Steven T, 1979. A Survey of Pottery Making in Tennessee, Nashville: Division of Archaeology, Tennessee Department of Conservation.
Stradling, Diana and J. Garrison, editors, 1977. The Art of the Potter, New York: Main Street/Universe Books.
Moore, J. Roderick, 1983. “Earthenware Potters Along The Great Road in Virginia and Tennessee,” The Magazine Antiques, September, pp. 528-537.