Who We Are
We are a growing group of people who first got together July 8th, 2003 to share our interest and information about the Canadian pottery we discovered and had decided to collect. Since that day the club has grown from 13 members to a group of about 130 but we are still growing with members from all over the world. We have members in such places as the Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, the U.S. and Canada.
One of the surprising things a lot of people learn when they walk into a club member's home as they look around and ask "I thought you collected Blue Mountain Pottery? I don't see any". So as the collector starts pointing out their treasures the response we get is "I thought it just came in GREEN!". Our guests look quite shocked as we show them the Harvest Gold, Cobalt Blue, Red, Slate, Mocha, White Magic and Pewter glazes, just to mention a few of the colours as well as the pieces in Green.
We are often asked why a person should join. We do it for the love of the pottery, the knowledge we share and the friends we make. For the most part we are a social club that shares information, experiences and our passion for collecting Blue Mountain Pottery. Our website is one of our central hubs in sharing. The club also offers a list serve for members to share information, get help with pottery identification and just keep in touch with each other. Our newsletter, the Red Clay Chronicle, comes out about four times a year and is included in the nominal annual fee.
See our Special Events page for information about this year's convention.
We hold an annual convention each year and have other events during the year such as BBQs, Meet and Greet and Swap Meets. There is always a time set aside for the public and free identification clinics are provided.
Our first two conventions were held in Collingwood (the birthplace of Blue Mountain Pottery) and the following two were in Niagara Falls. In 2007 we returned to Collingwood and for the last few years have held the convention in Mississauga, Ontario. We have been very fortunate to have some great guest speakers like the late Denis Tupy, the first mould maker who later owned CCC Pottery of Canada, the late Mr. Robert Blair, the last owner of Blue Mountain Pottery, George Weider, son of the late Jozo Weider the founder of Blue Mountain Pottery, Henry Tupy who worked at several of the Canadian potteries before opening his own pottery company Rainbow Pottery, Michael Stanzione, son of the late Domenic Stanzione, who worked in the BMP Studio Pottery and later produced his pottery items under the names Artistic Pottery and The Pottery Studio, David Bennett the last mould maker at the Blue Mountain Pottery factory. The club president commissions David to make a souvenir for club members each year.
See our Home Page for information about this year's convention.