The Old Mill
Pigeon River Pottery
Distinctive Pieces, Made with Local Clay
Our artisans are proud to carry on the tradition begun at this location more than 70 years ago by Douglas Ferguson. They use the same clay recipe that was once turned on a grinding mill by the renowned potter’s horse, Cyclone Jim, for all to see. The designs and colors of our pottery are inspired by the beauty of the mountains and fired with signature glazes that give them their distinctive finishes.
Appalachian Styles and Colors
We offer a wide selection of dinnerware, bakeware, specialty, and serving pieces in a range of unique glazes. Our Mighty Bear series showcases the beloved icon of the Smokies. Stop by to see our potters at work and purchase one-of-a-kind pieces, or shop online and we’ll send your pottery directly to you.