“As clothes are to the human body…”
Unicoi Heritage Museum: The Blue Ridge Pottery Room
Blue Ridge Pottery…a long and varied history…collectible and beautiful tableware…made and hand painted in Erwin, TN.
“As clothes are to the human body so are glazes to pots. That clay vessels made by primitive peoples were not glazed suggests a parallel to their own familiarity with nudity, nor does it seem innapropriate that they should have had the greatest feeling for naked clay forms. With our multiplicity of clothing we have become sophisticated and ashamed of our bodies, and, in a manner no less apposite have completely covered our pots with glazes.”