In Cambridge WI since 1975. Designing, making and selling handcrafted pottery of timeless design and uncompromising quality. What began as a small scale pottery store has evolved into a pure artisan studio and manufacturing facility handcrafting functional pottery for the home.
At Rowe Pottery we celebrate the handmade process, the materials we use and the people behind the products we create. Each piece of pottery begins as a raw lump of clay that is transformed into a mug, platter, dinner plate or lamp by an artisan. Each piece of green ware is ready for firing after it has dried, been glazed or hand decorated.
In the back room of the Rowe Pottery Studios stands a kiln the size of a small garage. Carts known as cars are stacked high with the green ware and are ready for the final 12 hour firing. A fully loaded car is pulled into the kiln where the termperature is slowly raised to drive out water and burn out impurities in the clay. The kiln is then brought to temeprature of over 2000 degrees and then cooled down again. After cooling the kiln doors are opened. There is always an element of surprise as each piece is taken out of the kiln. The firing process accents the glaze and the decorators brush strokes as well as the touch of the potter's hands.
Owner, Bev Semmann loves being a part of creating things that are of value to Rowe's customers and that they use in their everyday lives. As a collector of Rowe Pottery from a young age I always am looking for the next great piece to keep things fresh and modern, yet keep with tradition. I am honored to be a part of growing this well established company and can't wait to see what the future holds. Rowe Pottery From our Hands… to your Home