Down a country road by a babbling brook sits an old structure, Glen Rock Mill, which houses Peter Pots Pottery. Founders Oliver and Elizabeth Greene are gone now, but their son Jeffrey has picked up the mantle and continues to provide the handcrafted stoneware that has been an RI staple for 70 years. In the showroom, the gorgeous and practical pottery pieces are nestled among various antiques. The ceramic works are meant for everyday use – sturdy enough for baking, made to last forever, and lovely on your table.
Each item is completely handmade, taking 5-7 days to complete. Molded, glazed, and then heated for over 24 hours, each painstaking step results in a perfect example of the artisan’s vision. On Saturdays, you can even buy the pottery still warm, fresh out of the kiln, connecting you with the process.
The iconic piggy bank is ever present, along with banks representing cats, quahogs, whales, and bunnies. Bowls and pitchers come in several styles, and Greene is making lamps again after a long absence. Accessories such as honey pots, birdhouses, and candlesticks round out the collection. Peter Pots also carries locally made honey, maple syrup, and Kenyon’s corn meal, which can be paired with specific pottery for a spectacular gift. Durable, comforting, and reliable, this stoneware stands the test of time.
494 Glen Rock Road, West Kingston • 783-2350