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
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. Embroidered
tops, lounge wear by Hello Mello. 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
So look thru our pages, call, text, or email us if you need more photos, or
information. Our friendly staff will be glad to assist.
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Bolick and Traditions
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
1155 Main Street Blowing
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
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 email@example.com
We have a second opening on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year. It too
starts at 10am. 828-295-5099
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.