Who was the Cash family pottery?
Ray and Pauline Cash originally opened the Clinchfield Artware Pottery in 1945 in Erwin, Tennessee. They had dreamed of starting their own pottery but quickly had to put their dreams on hold when Ray was drafted during WWII. He returned home in 1945 and got busy opening the Clinchfield Artware Pottery.
When was Blue Ridge pottery made?
Blue Ridge is a brand and range of American tableware (dishware) manufactured by Southern Potteries Incorporated from the 1930s until 1957. Well known in their day for their underglaze decoration and colorful patterns, Blue Ridge pieces are now popular items with collectors of antique dishware.
Is Blue Ridge pottery dishwasher safe?
Did you know that Blue Ridge pottery is dishwasher safe (although not recommended because of the danger of breakage) and that it has been tested and found not to leech lead?
Did the Cash family make pottery?
The Cash Family Pottery bought all of the casings and some of the molds that Southern Potteries had for $200. A casing is used to make a mold. This greatly increased the potential of items to be made by the pottery. Pauline Cash estimated that over 1,000 different molds were used by her pottery over the years.
Does Blue Ridge pottery contain lead?
Blue Ridge Pottery is high fired stoneware, a hard and durable pottery. It is lead-free and safe for use with all foods. Stoneware is Dishwasher, Oven, and Microwave Safe.
Is Blue Ridge pottery still made?
Sadly, Blue Ridge Southern Pottery closed its doors in 1957 and discontinued production of the beautiful and loved dishes.
How can you tell if ceramic is lead free?
Look for a warning label. If the pottery was manufactured for use only as a decorative item, it may have a warning stamped onto the clay bottom such as “Not for Food Use—May Poison Food.” Do not use items with this type of warning for cooking, serving, or storing food or drinks.
Can you get lead poisoning from plates?
In some cases, however, lead in tableware can be a serious health threat. Some dishes contain enough lead to cause severe lead poisoning. Even dishes with lower lead levels may contribute to a person’s overall lead exposure.
How can you tell if ceramic is lead?
What old dishes contain lead?
Vintage ceramic dishware like clay pots, cups, and plates from overseas may have high levels of lead that can contaminate your food. While lead poisoning is mostly associated with dust and chips from old paint, ceramic dishes and lead-glazed pottery can also pose serious health risks.