5 Shops to Purchase Pottery That’s Made in RI
There’s no better way to decorate your home than with handmade ceramics that are both functional and beautiful.
This article has been updated from an earlier version that was published in April 2021.
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 the showroom, as well as a collection of antiques, accessories and other local goods.
The details: 494 Glen Rock Rd., West Kingston, 401-783-2350, peterpots.com
Three Wheel Studio
Three Wheel Studio is a center for fun, eclectic and functional handmade ceramics and gifts. Check out wares by various artists, including proprietor Dwo Wen Chen, and you’ll be sure to find some one-of-a-kind pottery for your home.
The details: 436 Wickenden St., Providence, 401-451-2350, threewheelstudio.com
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.
The details: 810 Hope St., Providence, 401-621-2262, studiohopri.com
All-Fired-Up Pottery Studio
Ceramicist Lee Segal, co-owner of All Fired Up Pottery, spends most days around the kiln, firing up handcrafted pottery. This hidden gem has all sorts of creations that reflect a passion for color, texture and clay. You won’t leave empty handed after checking out the selection of high-quality pieces.
The details: 452 Thames St., Newport, 401-846-4042, allfireduppottery.wordpress.com
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!).
The details: 14 Brown St., North Kingston, 805-766-3254, springpottery.com
Editor’s note: This article was updated from a previous version published in July of 2020.