The Olde Tyme Commissary, Commissary Toys and our sister store Inside-Out, located in Highland Village, Jackson, MS is pleased to offer McCarty Pottery.
Call us at 601-366-5577 - to order that special piece you can't wait for that we may not be showing on line. Allow additional time for careful packing and shipping for all McCarty Pottery. McCarty may not always be instock at the time of your order and some pieces may take longer to get in. If you need your piece within a certain time please call us at 601-366-5577 to see what is currently instock. We do not offer discounts or free shipping on McCarty because these items require special packing and shipping so that your item arrives in good condition. Should it arrive damaged, please do not dispose of the packaging, box, item, etc. Notify us and we will notify UPS and file the claim and ship you a new item.
Lee and Pup McCarty began making pottery in 1954 concentrating on both artistic and functional pieces. Platters, casserole dishes, lamps, hanging planters, dinnerware and a large variety of sculptures are among pieces adorning homes across America and the world. The McCartys unique style, again with the focus on the simple yet elegant, is one of the main reasons for the "collectability" of the pottery. Another reason their unique pottery is so popular is the glazes used in the firing process. In the 1950's and 1960's the McCartys experimented with native clays and glazes resulting in a wide variety of colors. By the 1970's, they had invented their signature glazes of nutmeg brown, cobalt blue, and jade. McCartys pottery can be identified by the trademarked "river," a small black wavy line representing the Mississippi River on most functional pieces, and by the trademarked McCartys signature which is hand signed on the bottom or back of each piece. Lee and Pup have come a long way since William Faulkner showed them a clay deposit in a ravine on his property and told them they could have it. In the early days, they insulated the Barn with cardboard, froze in the winter, sweated in the summer, and persevered. With their artistic vision and incredible work ethic, McCartys pottery has become known around the world.