We hit a milestone the other day here at Rowe Pottery when our first post-pandemic June Dairy Month bus tour rolled into Cambridge. We love getting ready for company! What a breath of fresh air to have a buzz in our shop, tour guests though our manufacturing area and for our other merchant friends to also feel the excitement of out-of-town guests for the first time in over a year. Visitors loved exploring our pottery collections, home décor items and picking up extras like soaps, hand towels and accessories to remember their visit to our village. Their smiles reflected the excitement about being on a road trip.
Since most of our pottery travels outside Wisconsin’s borders thanks to our online world, we often talk to collectors from coast to coast on the phone who say that they’d love to visit if they are ever in the area. Summer is the perfect time for travel, and our invitation is wide open to come and explore the Rowe Pottery Company Store, surrounding rural Cambridge and the Jefferson County area here in Wisconsin.
We are grateful for the renewed “shop local” and locally-made movements that were a positive result of the past year. We appreciate knowing where things are created and all Rowe Pottery is completely handcrafted right here in Cambridge. Even our clay is sourced from Wisconsin! Research shows that many consumers remain committed to shopping local, and as a “Main Street” business, we are grateful for our customers who choose to visit us to support our small business and keep our downtown vital. Rowe Pottery is unique because you can visit us to see pottery being thrown, decorated, glazed, trimmed and created most days. Our artists love an audience and we’d be happy to share with you about our process and business. It’s also likely that you’ll run into me or Marc while we are working hands-on with our team.
If you are planning a trip this summer, there’s plenty to do when you arrive. Explore Lake Ripley or the CamRock trails, enjoy a downtown concert (the Cambridge Arts Council has some fun things planned), grab lunch or a nice coffee and walk our downtown. We’re planning our annual Maxwell Street blowout on August 6-7, 2021 where we have racks of our “seconds” and lots of visiting vendors to make your shopping experience a ball!
This summer, you’ll find our garage doors open with a welcome ready for you. For more inspiration, follow us on Facebook and Instagram or explore our collections at www.rowepottery.com to prepare for your visit and learn more about us.
Rowe Pottery has been creating functional pottery for the home since 1975 providing high-quality pieces for our customers. Visit our retail store and pottery studio, where you can view the entire pottery process. From our hands... to your home.