July 12, 2001
Salado Pottery is right on Main Street in Salado, next door to the Stagecoach Inn. Both Salaso Pottery and the Stagecoach Inn are in historical buildings, and you can't miss either. Salado Pottery is in an outstanding log cabin with its Texas Historical Marker on the front, amid the colorful plants and flowers.
Salado Pottery specializes in hand crafted pottery, beautifully shaped, painted, fired, and finished. They have many types of pieces available, some are functional (liquid soap dispenser, lamps, soap tray, spoon rest, etc) and some are decorative (wall sconce, vases, jugs, etc), and some are both.
In addition to hand crafted pottery, Salado Pottery has related accessories including candles, baskets, very cool lamp shades, and lots more. I have to think that there are potters wheel demonstrations, because there was a potters wheel on the sales floor during our visit, but it was not in use. I asked the friendly cashier if she did demonstrations, and she advised that she only sells the crafts, and does not make them. She went on to say how much she loves the pottery, and how she wish she could make items like those offered for sale.
Salado Pottery is an excellent place to get inexpensive (although they have some high-end items) and practical gifts or souvenirs from your trip to Salado.
To get to Salado Pottery, take Texas I-35 to Salado and take the Salado exit. Salado Pottery is on the east side of I-35 on Main Street. Look for the log cabin with the historical marker on it. Their phone number is 254-947-5935.
From journal Deep in the Heart of Texas - Salado