Trend Revivals with Rowe Pottery

It’s time for fresh eyes on our homes and gardens as we turn the page to a new season.  With spring in full swing, we’ve opened our windows Wisconsin as the birds are busy making nests and the daffodils proudly show their brief splendor.  A stroll through our Company Store here in Cambridge feels like a breath of fresh air with our new Camper van planted with succulents and the “Adventure” line in full display with Happy Camper, Compass and Adventure Awaits messages inviting us to start thinking warm thoughts.  We’ve always got our finger on the pulse of design trends and there are four things that are taking center stage as 2022 moves along:

  • A retro 70s touch.  Some of us know that the 70s was just a blink ago, but it’s back for interior design.  While we can let go of burnt orange and shag rugs, the easygoing, carefree vibe and casual ideal of the decade is influencing interior design right now.  Of course, our Vintage Camper Van is an easy throwback, and macrame, burlap and rosy warm-toned hues are other subtle ways to touch on this trend for your home in 2022.
NEW Camper Van – How will you style your camper?
  • Rounded edges.  Upgrade your coffee table, pillows, dinner accessories and accent pieces with softer rounded forms.  We think the soft impressions on our Ridges collection fit beautifully with this trend.  And, the matte finish glazes feel so special in your hand.  Check out our large serving bowl (in Drift White or Denim) for a tablescape centerpiece or stately serving dish.
  • Earth tones and natural finishes are breaking through last year’s all-white interiors.  Greens and browns are a grounding combination and our Woodland Sage dinnerware is the perfect fit.  With its sparkling finish, each piece is unique for an artisan feel on your table. 
  • We’re seeing an interest in elevating outdoor spaces as well. Casual conversation groupings and modular furniture are making outdoor spaces feel welcoming, with a “living room” vibe.  Pottery accessories are a great addition to outdoor entertaining spaces since they are wind-resistant and durable.  Plant our new Camper Van with succulents or use it for your drink accessories on the outdoor bar.  Our Company Store has a fun selection of garden accents that will bring energy to your outdoor spaces.

By replacing just a few items in your décor with updates, the entire feel of your space will be renewed for the season.  For more inspiration, follow us on Facebook and Instagram or explore http://www.rowepottery.com

Forever Loved….

Here at Rowe Pottery, we’ve got a soft spot for Moms.  Whether it’s memorable treats from the kitchen, a timely hug or a special time together, Mother’s Day is a celebration of the mothers and women in our lives who serve that role. 

To honor Mom this year, our artisans developed the 2022 Mother’s Day vase with a simple shape and sentimental design.  The simple petite art deco shape of our salt glaze vase is ideal for her favorite bunch of flowers or by itself.  The “Forever Loved” hand painted design on the heart of the vase features an eternity symbol and classic Rowe Pottery decoration that will reminds us of the eternal bond between mother and child.

We’re proud to be a woman-owned business here at Rowe Pottery. Owner Bev and several staffers balance their Rowe family with their home family as we nurture creativity here and bring our handcrafted products into your home.  We know the joys and tears that come from loving deeply.  And forever.   We juggle school schedules, share crock pot meal recipes and encourage each other.  We are bonded together as we walk the journey of motherhood. 

Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy time with family, and Friends and take a moment to reflect on that “Forever Love”

For more ideas, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and explore our entire collection at www.rowepottery.com.

Happy Earth Day from Rowe Pottery

Earth day is close to our hearts as the wheels go round and round here at Rowe Pottery.  When you work with—well—earthen clay every day there’s a special appreciation for sustainability and grounded values that keep our planet clean and healthy. 

We take pride in our recycling and eco-friendly products and practices here.  Back in 2018, we combined our manufacturing, company store and business offices into one location to minimize transportation and create efficient production processes while staying true to the heritage of stoneware pottery.

It’s literally steps from our raw clay palettes to our finished goods shelves and Company Store where you can pick out favorite pieces for your home. We make conscious choices here to be local and sustainable, staying true to our motto:  from our hands to your home. Even our clay process is green.  When greenware forms are unused, we use a “re-mulling” process to recycle it for the next project. 

Our kilns are carefully loaded and always fired full for maximum efficiency.  Marc, our master kiln engineer and co-owner, knows how to place each item in the kiln load for the most efficient results. 

We are frequently asked if Rowe Pottery is lead-free.  We’re happy to always say “yes.”  Our products are dishwasher, microwave and oven safe since they’ve already endured our 2000 degree kiln. Plus, since our pottery is beautiful enough to go from oven to table, you save dishes (and water) with easy cleanup.

Ridges Dinnerware Collection

Recently, we’ve seen a trend away from plastic products toward sustainable items in the home and kitchen.  We’re happy to be part of the solution here with a local product that is a joy to use daily on the table and in the home.  Since stoneware is functional and beautiful, we know that when you call us to replace beloved pieces that have broken, it’s because they are in use and serving well.  When it comes to dinnerware, bakeware, serving dishes, mugs and pitchers, our handcrafted stoneware is a sensible, earth friendly choice. 

For more inspiration, follow us on Facebook and Instagram and explore our entire line at http://www.rowepottery.com.

Let’s Hit the Road….Introducing our Vintage Camper Van

Vintage Van Vibes

There’s nothing like hitting the open road with the windows down and the radio up.  We’ve got fond memories of past travel times lately around here.  We recall summer vacations, family travels, free spirits, and simpler times as we make plans for the summer months ahead.  It’s that yearning for a little nostalgic adventure that inspired our new Rowe Pottery Vintage Camper Bus and we’re thrilled to unveil it to our pottery fans.

Our ceramic artist, Hannah, who designed the new Camper Van spent time living off the land on an organic farm in California and fuels her inspiration by exploring the outdoors and nature.  As she refined the design of the bus, she included reminiscent details, like the “608” license plate and the Rowe Pottery stamped logo on the front.  Look carefully and you’ll see Hannah’s potter’s mark on the driver side door. 

The camper van features an open top to be functional for your home or on the road, much like the original camper busses.  Use it as a planter for pansies or succulents.  It’s the ideal height for art supplies, or to hold your dishwashing tools or snacks for the road. Fill it with your forks, spoons and knives at the summer barbeque or family reunion. 

In our casual soft matte denim, the form details take center stage, sort of like a nice pair of bell bottoms. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe. The new van can be perfectly combined with our spring and summer collection that includes the “Happy Camper”, “Adventure Awaits” and “Compass” designs.

  We know you’ll have fun discovering your own mix of these collections for a lighthearted appeal by the fire or on your porch or kitchen counter as we move into the new season.  For more inspiration, follow us on Facebook and Instagram or explore the entire collection at www.rowepottery.com.

Behind the Scenes….Scents of the Season

Enjoy candles year round as they have a way of “warming” up our home everyday. Rowe Pottery hand pours candles in our beautiful re-useable stoneware crocks in small batches. Let’s talk Spring Scents so your home is ready to welcome spring.

Our Denim Candle offers a cool, fresh invigorating Mint Mojito scent, replicates a classic summer cocktail perfectly.

Our Adventure Awaits Candle is a refined blend of botanical gin and aged woods. Hints of red current add a touch of fruitiness. This scent invites the spring air into your home.

Our Compass patterned Candle is a balanced fresh morning air scent. Hints of mandarin, pine, grapefruit and eucalyptus. The perfect scent to burn in your home year round.

Our Happy Camper invites you to take this candle outside. Our lemon citronella has a top note of lemon peel for a boost of citrus, infused with citronella and eucalyptus for a refreshing yet functional mosquito repellent.

Our best selling White Ridge Candle offers a light lemon cake pound cake scent that evokes memories of summer picnics. Juicy lemon scents give this scent its citrus kick.

Our Honey Bee Candle (available in our subscription now, individually late May) is a lush fragrance of spring, a balanced floral blend of orange blossom, jasmine and light sandlewood.

Each Spring scent has been carefully selected to coordinate beautifully with the hand decorated pattern or beautiful glaze, our candles burn for 70+ hours and are 100% soy for a clean burn. Reminder that when the candle is done burning the petite crock can be used as a catch all for your home or office.

Simply Rowe: Spring Refresh

Let’s fling the windows open and let the newness of spring breezes sweep through our homes.  It’s time to refresh and renew for the season with plans for adventure in mind.  Here at Rowe Pottery, we’re joining you wholeheartedly.  You’ll find our garage door open as the south sunshine pours into our potter’s studio.  There’s a spring in our step as we leave our winter coats and boots in the closet and emerge to breathe the fresh air of spring. We’re embracing the change and transition with great expectations.

Here are some tips for inviting spring into your home:

  • Savor the simple.   Spring gently whispers, “less is more”.  Integrate some Drift White Ridges into your color mix for a sense of fresh style.  Because stoneware always plays nicely with other stoneware, this collection mixes well for an uplifting result.  If you prefer a pop of energy in your tableware, consider adding Denim Blue Ridges to your collection.
  • Lighten up.  Treat yourself to one of our spring patterns in wispy “Wildflower” or adorable “Bee”, and embrace the new retro “Happy Camper” and “Adventure Awaits” designs. It’s the season to smile a little more as you yearn to explore.  Enjoy one of our candles to light the way.
Adventure Collection: Compass Pattern
Adventure Collection: Happy Camper
  • Freshen your fabrics.  It’s a great time to care for linens, pillows and rugs with a good spring cleaning.  Switching out your textiles is another way to energize the feel of your living space. This season’s trend colors come in blues, soft greens and earthy tonals.  We’ve got great inspiration here at our Company Store, from woven rugs to pillows to runners, dishcloths and more.  Kick off travel season with a field trip to check out our carefully curated collection.

We’ll be sharing more inspiration on Facebook or Instagram or explore our entire line at http://www.rowepottery.com

Simply Home: Gratitude and Reflection


It’s that time of year when we want to pause and say “thanks” to our seasoned collectors and new pottery lovers. As a small business, we treasure being able to be part of your celebrations and family memories.

Mix and Match with Rowe Pottery for beautiful family table settings

This year, we’ve been on a path to “Simply Home” with our product development and theme. We began the year with capsule decorating, launched exciting new colors of our Ridges line (including Denim), offered a lovely historical collection and celebrated with one of our favorite Santa collectibles (we think you love him too). As we look ahead to 2022, we’re excited about what’s ahead with our offerings for you and your home. We can’t wait to hear more of your pottery stories and work together to bring our handcrafted pieces into your home for daily enjoyment.

From our small business, Happy New Year to you and your family. As you set your table, put the final touches on your new year’s celebrations and gather your friends and family this season, we’re glad to be part of the fun. Stay tuned for great things ahead by following us on Facebook and Instagram or explore all the latest at http://www.rowepottery.com.

Creating Holiday Traditions with Rowe Pottery

The holidays is a wonderful time with family and friends, gift exchanges, holiday parties, Christmas lights, and traditions.

When we think of the holidays, the word traditions always seems to come to top of mind. Traditions can be passed down from generation to generation but what’s extra fun is starting your own family traditions to hold on to as your family grows.

Rowe Pottery has been around for quite some time, since 1975 to be exact and the element of tradition is ingrained in many aspects of our company. While some aspects have evolved over time, we still hold on to the traditional hand-thrown, handmade artisan processes we have used since our inception.

Traditions bring back special memories from the past, teach younger generations of their culture, and warm the heart. Give the gift of a new tradition this holiday.

Leaving cookies and milk out for Santa is an adorable Christmas tradition that many children look forward to each holiday season. It was so fun seeing the crumbs left over the next morning knowing Santa had stopped by with presents under the tree 🙂 Don’t use just any cup! Use a Rowe Pottery Santa Cocoa Mug. Milk or hot cocoa is always a welcomed treat for Santa!

Wake your family on special mornings with our classic batter bowl, also perfect for whipping up scrambled eggs or omelets. Or, treat the pancake artist in your home to our Sunrise Batter and Brunch Gift Box. This collection includes Wisconsin-sourced blueberry pancake mix and natural maple syrup. 

Our Family is Everything plate will warm the hearts of your family when it is set out with cookies or your favorite appetizer. Perfect for the season and a wonderful reminder of what is important… family.

Simply Home: Simple Centerpieces

Setting the table is one of the simple joys of home.  We find planning a tablescape is an interactive, creative process that makes gatherings even more special.  With so many vessel options here at Rowe Pottery, it’s fun to consider essential arranging and all the possibilities from designing your table.  Whether you enjoy real or faux florals, we find there are five main steps in the formula to creating beautiful centerpieces either to give as a gift or beautify your own space.  Owner Bev has experience in floral design and uses those skills when she sets the displays at our Company Store in downtown Cambridge. Here are some tried and true tips: 

  • First, choose a vessel. For casual arrangements, low bowls or platters are a smart choice and make table conversations easy.  Our Provincial footed bowl, Ridges large bowl in drift white or denim or our 2021 Historical platter are simple options.  For a more formal, stately arrangement, our Historical 2021 yelloware pitcher, seasonal utensil jars or Ridges vases are an elegant fit.  Taller arrangements are also perfect on the back of the buffet table or sideboard.
  • Next, use greens to define the structure and volume of your arrangement.   For the holidays, choose evergreen branches or holly to bring volume and intertwine them for a more natural approach to secure your arrangement versus floral foam. You can use floral tape to secure the filler greens into your vessel.
  • The third step to your beautiful arrangement is adding middle ground florals for texture and color.  Consider white or colored berries, sticks or metallic accents to complement your table linens and silverware.  If your arrangement is low, add pinecones with fabric-covered or felted spheres to the mix.
  • Now, it’s time for statement blooms.  Choose a few that you love for a pop of color and whimsy. Not a floral fan?  Consider a centerpiece of textured beads and ornaments with a few simple greens.  Displayed in one of our lower vessels, it’s a festive and bright option.   Or, use candles for statement accents instead of flowers to bring light to the table.
  • Finally, it’s time to edit, a little nipping and shaping will help your arrangement feel balanced. Move stems to create a variety of heights or lengths. Be sure to turn your piece several times to consider all the angles of view.  

We find creating the centerpiece is also a fun activity to share with kids and a great way to roll up our sleeves and bring out our inner designer.  Ready to be inspired? We have a great selection of vessels, greens, and accents to pick up in our Company store at 110 E. Main Street in downtown Cambridge.  There’s also more creativity on Facebook and Instagram.  Explore our entire pottery collection at www.rowepottery.com.

Simply Home: Simple Centerpieces

Setting the table is one of the simple joys of home.  We find planning a tablescape is an interactive, creative process that makes gatherings even more special.  With so many vessel options here at Rowe Pottery, it’s fun to consider essential arranging and all the possibilities from designing your table.  Whether you enjoy real or faux florals, we find there are five main steps in the formula to creating beautiful centerpieces either to give as a gift or beautify your own space.  Owner Bev has experience in floral design and uses those skills when she sets the displays at our Company Store in downtown Cambridge. Here are some tried and true tips: 

  • First, choose a vessel. For casual arrangements, low bowls or platters are a smart choice and make table conversations easy.  Our Provincial footed bowl, Ridges large bowl in drift white or denim or our 2021 Historical platter are simple options.  For a more formal, stately arrangement, our Historical 2021 yelloware pitcher, seasonal utensil jars or Ridges vases are an elegant fit.  Taller arrangements are also perfect on the back of the buffet table or sideboard.
  • Next, use greens to define the structure and volume of your arrangement.   For the holidays, choose evergreen branches or holly to bring volume and intertwine them for a more natural approach to secure your arrangement versus floral foam. You can use floral tape to secure the filler greens into your vessel.
  • The third step to your beautiful arrangement is adding middle ground florals for texture and color.  Consider white or colored berries, sticks or metallic accents to complement your table linens and silverware.  If your arrangement is low, add pinecones with fabric-covered or felted spheres to the mix.
  • Now, it’s time for statement blooms.  Choose a few that you love for a pop of color and whimsy. Not a floral fan?  Consider a centerpiece of textured beads and ornaments with a few simple greens.  Displayed in one of our lower vessels, it’s a festive and bright option.   Or, use candles for statement accents instead of flowers to bring light to the table.
  • Finally, it’s time to edit, a little nipping and shaping will help your arrangement feel balanced. Move stems to create a variety of heights or lengths. Be sure to turn your piece several times to consider all the angles of view.  

We find creating the centerpiece is also a fun activity to share with kids and a great way to roll up our sleeves and bring out our inner designer.  Ready to be inspired? We have a great selection of vessels, greens, and accents to pick up in our Company store at 110 E. Main Street in downtown Cambridge.  There’s also more creativity on Facebook and Instagram.  Explore our entire pottery collection at www.rowepottery.com.

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