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Looking Back – Blue Mountain Pottery

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When Blue Mountain Ski Resort ran into financial trouble in the 1950s, pottery came to the rescue.

The founder of Blue Mountain, Jozo Weider started Blue Mountain Pottery with a partner who noticed the clay being dug up to create the ski runs looked a lot like pottery clay.

Soon the business was making everything from animal figurines to jugs, pots and vases.

The unique pottery was known for its trademark glaze, featuring one light and one dark colour in a flowing design.

The variety of colours included harvest gold, red, brown, and a signature blue-green shade inspired by the colour of Blue Mountain in the summer.

Blue Mountain Pottery closed in 2004, but pieces are still highly collectible, with some items fetching thousands of dollars at auction. 

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