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ANNOUNCEMENT!  We have made the decision to close our retail store in Philipsburg on December 31, 2020.  We will continue to take special and custom orders and will concentrate on our wholesale accounts from our home and studio located in Philipsburg.  We are also opening a new wholesale handmade soap business.  Please check out our gallery.  Contact us by email or phone to discuss our wholesale pricing , sales to the public or custom orders.  Phone:  Home - 406-859-2121, Cell 406-241-9342, email:   

  Back Creek Pottery is located in southwestern Montana in the historic mining town of Philipsburg.  In September, 2014, we relocated from the mountains of North Carolina to Montana to be closer to our kids and grandkids. The mountains of North Carolina and Montana and the history surrounding both areas are the inspiration for my designs and glazes.  While most of my pots are functional in nature, I occasionally sway from the norm and make pottery mushrooms and gnomes for the garden, pottery birdhouses, and my popular "biker birdhouses" which are birdhouses with exaggerated faces, do-rags, a few scars and an occasional missing tooth.  While many of the biker birdhouses never leave the house, they are made to be used outside for the birds to nest in, if they dare!  Each biker birdhouse is signed and numbered.  I only make a limited number each year. 

     In  late September, 2014, we opened our pottery shop at 147 W. Broadway Avenue in downtown Philipsburg, Montana.  Philipsburg is an historic, late 19th century mining town.  The buildings on Broadway and surrounding areas have been well preserved and painted to keep with the theme of what once was a thriving mining community.  Many buildings, including the one our shop is in, are on the National Register of Historic Places.  Strolling downtown has become popular with tourists and residents alike.  Shops, gem mines and restaurants dot the streets and give Philipsburg the reputation of being a great place to spend the day.  Philipsburg also boasts The Sweet Palace, one of the largest candy stores in the country.  Make sure you pick up a "Philipsburg Territory", a local publication, showing the many things to do in our area, gives you a history of the town and a map for a walking tour of the historic buildings. Sunset Magazine voted Philipsburg the Best Municipal Makeover/Reinvented Town in the west.  For more information on Philipsburg, the surrounding area and local events, visit, the official site of the Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce or call us and we will send you the latest Philipsburg Territory, the official publication of the Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce.  This publication is full of information on our town and the surrounding area with listings for local businesses, eateries, places to stay and things to do. 


    At Back Creek Pottery, we focus on handmade pottery, however, our shop has handmade soaps from Mud 'n Suds located in Montana City, MT, local honey, homemade jams, jellies and candles made right here in Philipsburg by Pat .  We are certified by the Montana Department of Health to make our jams and food products and licensed under the name of "A Taste of Philipsburg".  Feel free to browse our photo gallery for our items and glaze colors.  We love to make custom items for your collection.  Currently, we are supplying custom mugs to several businesses in town and throughout Montana and Wyoming.  We also work with businesses on wholesale orders.  Many of our items are sold in gift shops and in online stores.  Call or email me to place design a stamp with your logo or message and work with you on a custom order.  Our home phone number is 406-859-2121 and our shop number is 406-859-4747.

 We are open daily.  Due to health department suggestions, we ask that customers distance themselves from others while in the store.  We also ask that customers do not handle the soaps and pottery unless they intend to purchase the item.  Face masks are optional.  We ask that you refrain from entering the business if you are sick.  We clean our door handles and credit card machine between visitors.  Hand sanitizer is offered outside our door and we ask that you use it before entering.


 Hours Open Daily

11:00am - 5:00pm 

For after hour sales and deliveries,

call 406-859-2121.  We will be glad

to meet you there any time!  

We are only 5 minutes away.

To Place an Order, please call 406-859-2121 or email me at  Feel free to browse the photo gallery for ideas and my glaze colors.  There are no extra fees for custom orders.

Traveling?  Ask us to ship your purchase to your home or destination.  We do not charge a shipping fee, 

only the actual cost of shipping and a little extra for our supplies.

We also offer a wedding registry and will customize your pottery. 

Need mugs or pottery pieces for your business or for resale?  We would love to work with you to develop a custom stamp and make your mugs with your logo and a choice of our glazes.  We also make wedding favors to your specifications.

Wholesale accounts are welcome.  Please contact us for details.

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