About the Artist:
Blue Mountain Pottery is a Canadian company located in Collingwood, Ontario. It was founded in 1953 by Dennis Tupy and Jozo Wieder and closed in 2004. Originally producing hand-painted ski motifs on purchased blanks, production of the red clay items started in 1953. The studio 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.
This pottery is widely collected and has spawned the Blue Mountain Pottery Collectors’ Club.
Manufactured in the late 1980s, this beautiful, large and heavy vintage piece of Blue Mountain Pottery from Canada is part of the Native Series designed by Canadian Indian potter Daphne Odjig. The pottery plate has a traditional eagle design painted in black. The color of the clay is still bright and vivid. The piece is signed by the potter herself in the lower-right section of the plate. On the backside of the plate, the raised "BMP Canada" mark is clearly visible. The plate is in great vintage condition, with only one surface scratch and discoloration on the back.
This exquisite Native Series plate would make for a wonderful gift for any occasion and for any kitchen or dining room, either as a functional or decorative piece. For those who collect Blue Mountain Pottery product or Native American/Canadian Indian artifacts, this plate would add value and beauty to such collections.