It takes good soil to grow a great pumpkin. However, it takes great clay and incredibly talented artists to create the unique, hand-thrown Pottery Pumpkins and Jack-o’-Lanterns you’ll find at Pigeon River Pottery.
Limited-Edition Pottery Pumpkins
These seasonal products were the dream of our Lead Designer, Tommy Bullen. Tommy is well-known in the artisan community for his innovative approach to pottery. These beautiful, limited-edition pieces are a testament to his skill and creativity.
Both are sold as part of our “Tommy’s Originals” product family. This line features the unique and artistic visions of this talented potter.
Pottery Pumpkins: An Autumn Favorite
Each hand-shaped piece is perfect for dressing up your home for fall. For example, you could light up your front porch with an array of Jack-o’-Lanterns. Or add Pottery Pumpkins as a centerpiece in your fall table setting.
How Stingy Jack Inspired Jack-o’-Lanterns
When Irish immigrants came to East Tennessee in the 1700s, they brought with them the story of Stingy Jack.
Jack – a not-so-good guy – was doomed to roam for eternity, his travels lit only by an ember the devil gave him. On All Hallows’ Eve, the veil between life and death is thin. So, Irish youngsters carved a turnip and set an ember inside. Confused by the lights of lanterns much like his own, Stingy Jack steered clear. This kept the children safe on the spirit-filled night.
Once in America, the youngsters found pumpkins easier to carve than turnips. And that’s how Jack-o’-lanterns eventually became one of America’s most popular and beloved holiday traditions.
The Pigeon River Pottery Pumpkins and Jack-o’-Lanterns add an artistic touch to these wonderful fall traditions.
Handcrafted, Artisanal, Memorable
Handcrafted from clay, each piece is thrown individually on the wheel by our makers. Each piece is glazes in flowing rustic colors of the season. They will be treasured for years, and even generations, to come.
Get them while they last at Pigeon River Pottery on The Old Mill Square. You can also buy the Jack-o’-Lanterns as a limited-edition item on our website.