Ceramics shop hosts going-out-of-business sale this weekend as Franklin’s Charge prepares to purchase land


Ceramics shop hosts going-out-of-business sale this weekend as Franklin’s Charge prepares to purchase land

PHOTO: The ceramics workshop, located at 1214 Columbia Ave. / Photo by Brooke Wanser

By BROOKE WANSER

As a historic preservation group prepares to take over more battlefield to the south of Carter House, the ceramics shop off Columbia Avenue will host a going-out-of-business sale this weekend.

Helen Spivey and her cousin, Phyllis Eldridge, currently own the business. Spivey’s mother founded it in 1970, though the house has been in the family since 1938.

The women are selling their land to Franklin’s Charge, a division of the Battle of Franklin Trust, for $1.2 million.

The shop will officially close its doors by the end of the year, and the building will be demolished. Franklin’s Charge will keep the land as an open green space, likely with some type of interpretative signage.

Earlier this year, Spivey told the Home Page she was pleased the land her grandparents lived on would go back to the community she grew up in.

The sale will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The shop is located at 1214 Columbia Avenue, just south of downtown Franklin.

About The Author

Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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