5 Shops to Purchase Pottery

There’s no better way to decorate your home than with handmade ceramics that are both functional and beautiful.

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This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.


There’s no better way to decorate your home than with handmade ceramics that are both functional and beautiful. Support local artists and pick up a piece of pottery.


  1. Peter Pots Pottery

Founded by Rhode Island School of Design alums, Peter Pots Pottery has been handcrafting pottery since 1948. Each piece uses natural materials with careful attention to detail in creating the perfect wares for your household. Browse through their showroom, as well as a collection of antiques, accessories and other local goods.

How to shop: In-store hours are Monday through Friday noon to 3 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. You can also shop online, with available daily shipping and curbside pickup.

The details: 494 Glen Rock Rd., West Kingston, 401-783-2350, peterpots.com


  1. Three Wheel Studio

Three wheel studio is a center for fun, eclectic and functional handmade ceramics and gifts. Crafted by various artists, including proprietor Dwo Wen Chen, you’ll be able to find some one-of-a-kind pottery prefect for your home. Most pieces are primarily out of stoneware, with some explorations into porcelain and earthenware.

How to shop: Now offering in-store pickup for online purchases, retail store and gallery hours are Monday through Tuesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

The details: 436 Wickenden St., Providence, 401-451-2350, threewheelstudio.com


  1. Studio Hop

Studio Hop is carefully curated and always changing, showcasing many local artists as well as those from around the world. They specialize in fine crafts from ceramics, wood, glass, handcrafted jewelry and fine art. Owners Nina, Peter and Eli named the store to reflect its fun atmosphere and creativity, where visitors can find just what they’ve been looking for.

How to shop: Their Shopify Store is now available for online orders with 5 percent of all sales donated to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The details: 810 Hope St., Providence, 401-621-2262, studiohopri.com


  1. All-Fired-Up Pottery Studio

Ceramicist Lee Segal, co-owner of All Fired Up Pottery, spends most of his days around the kiln, firing up handcrafted pottery. This hidden gem has all sorts of creations that reflect his passion with color, texture and clay. You won’t leave empty handed after checking out their selection of high-quality pieces and great service.

How to shop: Visit their website for more information.

The details: 452 Thames St., Newport, 401-846-4042, allfireduppottery.wordpress.com


  1. Spring Pottery

Harry and Elizabeth Spring make a large variety of functional, stoneware pottery, and have been since 1977. Pieces include bowls, vases, pitchers and dishes, as well as an assortment of complementary crafts. All pottery is made on-site, and visitors can even stop in and watch the process first-hand (their studio is located directly behind the shop!).

How to shop: In-store hours are most days from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., but call ahead of time.

The details: 14 Brown St., North Kingston, 805-766-3254, springpottery.com

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