Every day pottery by everyday potters... for six generations, and other needful things for the home, body, and spirit.
Handmade Pottery by Bolick, Traditions, & Original Owens. Plus jewelry, embroidered tops, graphic tees, lounge wear, soaps, lotions, Natural Life, Sharon Nowlan, Hello Mello,

Welcome to our online store. We have a great selection of both Bolick Pottery and Traditions Pottery. Our pottery is wheel thrown, then electric, or wood fired. We mix the clay, and most of the glazes ourselves. Oven, Microwave, and dishwasher safe. We recommend putting pottery into a cold oven for baking over 350 degrees. Sizes, shapes, glazes, and capacity listed in the descriptions will vary slightly.

In addition to a wide variety of pottery, the online store offers unique items and great "finds" by owners Michael, and Janet Calhoun. We offer a large selection of Natural Life brand bandeaus & graphic tees.Christian base tees, gifts, and wall art. We partner with other crafters to offer polymer clay earrings, soaps, lotions, bowl cozies and other unique, and handcrafted items.
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Bolick and Traditions Pottery
I (Janet Bolick Calhoun), along with my husband, Michael opened Bolick and Traditions Pottery in 2007 in beautiful downtown Blowing Rock. The shop unites 3 potters from the Owens Family of Seagrove, NC. We also feature other potters work including Sue Salvaterra, Crystal King, McWhirter, and Goodnight Pottery. We believe you will find our blend of pottery, clothing, jewelry, Christian gifts a different and exciting new shopping experience.

1155 Main Street Blowing Rock, NC
Open daily 10-6 and Sunday 11-6

The Owens family of potters dates 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. We carry a small amount of the red pottery on the web site, but a large selection in the Blowing Rock location. Call us, or Original Owens Pottery for more info.

3728 Busbee Road Seagrove, NC 27341

Bolick Pottery was established in 1973. They were awarded the 2018 NC Heritage Award thru the NC Arts Council
NC Heritage Awards 2018 . Glenn and Lula Owens Bolick worked for Lula's father, M.L. at Original Owens Pottery. Lula, a 5th generation potter produces sugar and creamer sets, honey pots, windowsill 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. Lula's 2 sisters, Nancy Owens Brewer, and Ina Owens Bolick also produce wares for Bolick pottery.

Workshop and Salesroom located at 4884 Bolick Road Lenoir NC
Open daily 9-5 and Sunday 1-5

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. Janet was awarded the Folk &Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowship award in 2020 through Southarts. https://www.southarts.org/grant-fellowship-recipie...
Workshop is located at 4443 Bolick Road Lenoir NC 828-295-5099 sales@traditionspottery.com

Kiln Openings: We host 2 kiln openings each year. Our Heritage Day and Wood Kiln Opening is always the last Saturday in June. We fire a wood kiln a few days before the event and unload it at 10am the day of the festival. It will be loaded with lots of face jugs by Michael and Lula. Santas, Wizards, Monday Friday jugs and more. Janet will have pitchers, candlestick and other traditional shapes. Glenn and Ina will have swirl vases, and handbuilt items. Live bluegrass music with the Dollar Brothers and some other local favorites will be on stage from 11-3. Lunch will be served. The festival also features other artist selling and demonstrating their work. Handmade baskets, dulcimers, banjos, and more.

We have a second opening on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year. It too starts at 10am. 828-295-5099