Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Blue Mountain Pottery

I'm learning so much about collecting these days and have found another Canadian company worth mentioning because of its beautiful works of art created over a 50 year period. One of Canada's largest potteries, Blue Mountain Pottery (BMP) of Collingwood, Ontario began in the early 1950's and closed its doors in 2005.

During that time period, the factory produced a variety of items for sale to the United States, British Isles, Caribbean, and Australasia which have now become collector's items around the world. BMP items were sold during Expo '67, which helped build its worldwide reputation.

A variety of glazes were used, with the traditional green glaze (a type of flowing drip glaze that made each piece distinctive and unique) being its best known. It also produced items in hues of plum, blue, red, harvest gold, white and black, as well as others, and some of these are quite rare and valuable.

Some of the company's many gorgeous pieces included clocks, statues, vases, bowls, ashtrays, goblets and coffee sets.

Although the company ceased operations in 2005, I'm sure its art will be treasured for many, many years to come.

1 comment:

  1. Love this. I will have to look into this company:)