Porcelain Painting

Tennessee State Fine Art


 Blue Ridge pottery: hand-painted porcelain cup

Poinsetta pattern Blue Ridge pottery; hand-painted porcelain cup; photo © Eileen C / Crochet Attic on Flickr (all rights reserved; used by permission).

Blue Ridge Porcelain Painting

Porcelain painting was designated an official fine art of Tennessee in 1981. At one time, Blue Ridge china was the best-selling dinnerware in the United States. There was a series of Artist-signed plates that are very rare and valuable today.

Songwriting was also recognized as one of Tennessee's official art forms in 2003, applauding individuals who are or have been skillful masters of this art form. 



"Sunfire" pattern antique hand-painted Blue Ridge porcelain dinner plate; photo by Maia C on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Hand-painted Blue Ridge porcelain dinner plate

Blue Ridge hand-painted porcelain vase; photo © Eileen C / Crochet Attic on Flickr (all rights reserved (used by permission).

Blue Ridge hand-painted porcelain vase