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I first heard of Emerson Creek Pottery long before I ever blogged. I first found them on a very popular auction site, and fell in love with their work. What did I find that is so great about Emerson Creek Pottery? The first thing to tell you is that it is handmade right in here in the United States of America - in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Bedford, Virginia.
Founded in 1977 by Priscilla Palmer and Jim Leavitt, Emerson Creek Pottery has been producing pottery by hand with clay mixed onsite to their own specifications. Each piece is handcrafted and hand painted by a skilled artisan. No stencils or templates are ever used to create all of Priscilla's 13 patterns. All the hand painting is executed with natural pigments by using a Japanese Sumi brush. The details of the painting is just incredible. The love of nature in every brushstroke is so visible!
For this holiday season, Emerson Creek's Cranberry pattern really spoke to me. I am so thankful to Emerson Creek Pottery for giving us the opportunity to review two of their fine pieces of bakeware from their Cranberry Pottery Line: the 2 quart baking dish and a pie plate. Each of these pieces live up to the Emerson Creek Pottery tradition.
2-quart Cranberry baking dish will be a wonderful addition to grace our Thanksgiving and Christmas table. The Emerson Creek Pottery 2-quart capacity dish is the perfect size for any casserole such as the green bean and carrot casserole that we enjoy at both our Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. My daughter was quick to use this dish last week, and baked a chocolate souffle in it. It baked perfectly and did not stick to the dish at all!
Emerson Creek Cranberry Pie Plate! We loved the wide brim this pie plate has as we found we could adorn our pumpkin pie with a beautiful border of hand painted autumn leaf pie crust. As we cut out the slices of the pie, the pleasing cranberry design peaked out cheerily from under all that goodness. Wouldn't your guest be impressed when served a pie in an Emerson Creek Pie Plate? I know my guests for Thanksgiving will be when they are served an almost exact duplicate of the pumpkin pie shown above.
Emerson Creek Pottery is a proud sponsor of my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, and I highly recommend that you purchase an item or more. Each item in each of the 13 patterns is a beautiful work of handmade art. These handcrafted items are very affordable, too! A handmade 2-quart baking dish sells for only $26, and a handmade pie plate sells for only $24.50. Beauty, high quality, non-toxic, lead-free, oven-proof, microwave, dishwasher safe, all the while being affordable, that is what Emerson Creek Pottery personifies in each and every one of their American made products.
Emerson Creek Pottery website. Orders over $100 get FREE UPS Ground Shipping to the lower 48 states. Orders up to $100 get 50% off UPS Ground Shipping (and that's year round, too!).
Here is a discount code just for my readers good for 20% off purchases of $25.00 or more, and you can use it through 12/23/13 - just enter RLR1113 at checkout!
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Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway
Emerson Creek Pie Plate
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Emerson Creek 2 Quart Baking Dish
With so many thanks to Emerson Creek Pottery, one person is going to win their Choice of either an Emerson Creek Pottery Pie Plate ($24.50 Value) OR 2 Quart Baking Dish ($26.00 Value) in their choice of pattern. This giveaway is open to US residents only, and will end on December 12, 2013. Only the first entry is mandatory, all other entries are optional. By entering this giveaway you agree to the terms and conditions as stated in the Giveaway Tools widget.