Spring Pottery, formerly located in Newport and North Kingstown is now moving to 14 Brown St. in Wickford Village, North Kingstown. Harry and Elizabeth Spring make a large variety of functional pottery including many styles of bowls (including wedding bowls) some with handles and some with inscriptions written on them, as well as large and small vases, pitchers, brie bakers, pie and baking dishes, flower arranging ikebanas, wine coolers, lamps, platters, mugs...and more. "Seconds" are available at discounted prices.
We will also have a variety of other complementary crafts, such as wood, jewelry, cards, and stained glass.
Our new location is at:
14 Brown St. Wickford, North Kingstown, R.I. 02852
Emails: SpringPottery2@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming from Newport, go over the Newport and Jamestown bridges and take the first exit-- "Wickford/Narragansett". Off the exit go North,(left) for about 3 miles to the village. Cross the small old bridge, and as soon as you turn right, look for a parking spot. We are the 3rd building on the left: a white cape cod style house with blue shutters. The shop is in the sun gallery, and the pottery workshop is behind it.
If you're coming from Providence, take Rt 95 to Rt 4 and watch for the signs for Wickford. When you come to the intersection, before the little white bridge go left into town, and we are on the left....#14 Brown St. which is the main street of Wickford.
We will be opening right after Labor Day. If you are unsure of directions or if we will be open, you can call first: 401-294-5863
Harry's most popular item is the Wedding Bowl, or the Love Bowl which is also given for anniversaries and special occasions. They have the inscription around the rim: "Love is the Only Ingredient that Really Matters."
Shipping is available for these Love Bowls and we accept credit cards over the phone.
Harry and Elizabeth Spring, Potters
We've been functional studio potters for 37 years. My wife Elizabeth and I started Spring Pottery back in 1977 in Newport ,RI. It was just a former coal truck garage on Bowen's Wharf but it was in the right location for a working and retailing shop. Back then there was a clam shell paved parking area and only walking, not running, water ( We got our water from an outsde spigot about a block away.) But then the wharf built up around us and in the almost 20 years we were there our shop evolved into a prospering 2 story complex where we sold both our work and the work of other potters and craftspeople.
In the '90's we moved up to Bellevue Ave in Newport, and opened Spring Pottery and Wellspring Books. We were there several years. Finally we decided to open a smaller shop in downtown Wickford....we hope you will come visit us!