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Pigeon Forge Pottery - It truly is a great American story.

Started by a sole proprietor with the help of his family, the pottery
grew to employ many
local folks as it produced fabulous pieces of
American art as well as practical & useful items for over 50 years.  
This is not the story of some mass manufacturer of pottery, but an
inspiring story that starts with the realization that every piece of
Pigeon Forge Pottery was hand made, one at a time. Some pieces
were created through the use of
molds while others were hand
thrown on the potter's wheel. All were individually fired and
carefully shaped into what is now becoming one of the most
sought after mid 20th Century Collectibles, Pigeon Forge Pottery.

Ken Crawford
The Pigeon Forge Pottery Time Line

  • 1946 The Fergusons purchase an old tobacco farm and convert the
    old barn into a studio
  • 1947 Pottery Production begins
  • 1957 In November, a fire destroys the pottery