Blue Ridge China was produced by Southern Potteries in Erwin, Tennessee from 1938 through 1957. The individual items were hand painted by local women and production reached almost 25 million pieces a year, making it the largest producer of hand-decorated pottery in the country. Today Blue Ridge China is collected by thousands of people around the world. This new book celebrates Blue Ridge China and those who made it. Thousands of pieces are illustrated in full color, with informative captions and guide to current values. It includes newly identified patterns as well as many of the old favorites. There is also historical background on Erwin, Tennessee and the people of Southern Potteries.
Frances and John Ruffin reside just north of Austin, Texas near the Chisholm Trail.


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