Blue Mountain Pottery
Blue Mountain Pottery was a Canadian pottery company based in Collingwood, Ontario. It was founded in 1947 by Jozo Wieder and closed in 2004.
Originally producing hand painted ski motifs on purchased blanks, production of the red clay items started in 1953-1954.
It went on to produce various types of pottery, from animal figurines to jugs, pots and vases.
The company's products have a large fan base and are collected worldwide.
Blue Mountain Pottery items feature a unique, trademarked glazing process known as reflowing decorating.
Two different liquid glazes, one light and one dark in color, were applied. During the firing process the glazes would run, creating streaking patterns unique to each piece.
Blue Mountain Pottery items were available in the traditional green hues, but also in harvest gold, cobalt blue, mocha, pewter, red, and brown.
Collectors' & Reference Sites
- Blue Mountain Pottery Collectors' Club
- An excellent website with photo galley of Blue Mountain Pottery collections, informative articles, and much more.
- Blue Mountain Pottery: The End of an Era
- An article by Judy Penz Sheluk, originally published in The Antique Shoppe Newspaper, September, 2005.
- BMP & More
- A forum created as a meeting place for people who collect, buy, sell or like BMP and other Canadian pottery.
- BMPJoan's Site
- Joanie from Novia Scotia, a collector for about 19 years, displays her Blue Mountain Pottery collection
of about 400 different pieces.
- Blue Mountain Pottery at History & Nostalgia
- Canadian online dealer offering a good selection of Blue Mountain pottery. International shipping.
- Blue Mountain Pottery at Ruby Lane
- Find Blue Mountain pottery in the leading online mall for antiques and collectibles.
Blue Mountain Pottery on eBay