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Ruth Ballard, Ruth Ferguson

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PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Potter, Pigeon Forge Pottery, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

 

Ruth Ballard is known for creating pottery at Pigeon Forge Pottery. Ballard and her husband, Douglas Ferguson, founded Pigeon Forge Pottery in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in 1946. Red clay found near the pottery was used to make thrown or slip cast wares finished with matte glazes and slip decoration.

The production includes animal figurines as well a full line of functional wares. In addition to Ferguson and Ballard, there were a number of studio workers. The pottery closed in 2000.

 

 

 

 

Center for Craft This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund Grant from the Center For Craft
   
AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks
Bud Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Jeffrey Kuratnick. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 13, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/ballard