Every day pottery by everyday potters... for six generations, AND JB Gifts, A charming part of Bolick and Traditions Pottery.
Handmade Pottery by Bolick, Traditions, and Original Owens. Plus jewelry, fashion accessories, handbags, Inspirational gifts, wall art, and other needful things for the home, body, and spirit.
Welcome to our online store. Hopefully you have visited our shops in Blowing Rock, and Lenoir, but if not, you are in for a shopping experience. I, (Janet Bolick Calhoun) and my husband, Michael Calhoun, own Traditions Pottery. Celebrating 25 years this year, 2017, we are still learning, growing, and feeling blessed to love what we do, and do what we love. In 2007 we opened a shop on Main Street in Blowing Rock, NC. There we unite three potters from the my faimly: Bolick, Traditions, and Original Owens Pottery.
While you will find lots functional, decorative, and folkart pottery, you can also shop JB GIFTS, A CHARMING PART OF BOLICK & TRADITIONS POTTERY . Great jewelry, purses, clothing, inspirational wall art, gifts, and other needful things for the home, body, and spirit. Some popular brands include Natural Life, P Graham Dunn, Savannah Bee Company. Other handmade, and local items such as soaps, lotions, jewelry, are unqiue and great for giving.
The Owens family of potters dates back to the mid 19th century. Original Owens Pottery of Seagrove, NC was formed in 1938 by M.L. Owens (Lula's father). Later, his son, Boyd obtained the business. Nancy Owens Brewer (Boyd's sister) is the main potter and together they produce functional dinnerware as well as the signature Owens Red that M.L. started in 1945.
Bolick Pottery was established in 1973 by Glenn and Lula Owens Bolick. Before starting their business, they worked for Lula's father, M.L. at Original Owens Pottery. Lula, a 5th generation potter produces sugar and creamer sets, honey pots, window sill flower pots,and many other forms. She is known for her Monday/Friday face jugs. Glenn produces larger items such as handled trays, pitchers, pie plates and bean pots. Jackolanterns, and large flower pots are available seasonally.
Traditions Pottery is owned by Michael and Janet Calhoun. Founded in 1992 after training, and inspiration from Janet's parents (Glenn and Lula). Their shop is located just across the creek from Bolick Pottery. Janet is a 6th generation potter from the Owens family. She strives to continue the traditional shapes such as Rebekah pitchers, candlesticks, and teapots, as well as her own designs of functional, and decorative items. Mike started making pottery shortly after marrying Janet in 1986. His much sought after face jugs are high in demand. Santas, Wizards, and Clay Spirits are the most desired Michael also does functional wares including large serving bowls and covered pitchers.
So.... look thru our site, and if you are ever in beautiful Blowing Rock, stop in, get your pottery fix, and some other needful things!
1155 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 and 4443 Bolick Road, Lenoir NC 28645
828 295 6128