Walter B. Stephen first made pottery with his mother in Tennessee. In 1913 he moved to Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, where he founded the Pisgah Forest Pottery in 1926. He made fire-vitrified ware. He was well known for his turquoise and crystalline glazes and his cameo ware, which featured American scenes of Indians and wagon trains. The company was renamed Stephen’s Pottery from 1940 to 1941 and then returned to the Pisgah Forest name. When Stephen died in 1961, the business continued. It is operated on a limited basis by Tom Case, Stephen’s grandson.

Pisgah Forest Pottery (1926–Present)

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