Spring Pottery, formerly located in Newport and Wickford Village is now located in the barn of owner, Harry Spring, in North Kingstown, RI. There he makes a large variety of functional pottery including several styles of bowls, some with handles, 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.
30 Terre Mar Dr., North Kingstown, RI 02852
My email: SpringPottery@Verizon.net
Coming from Newport, go over the Newport and Jamestown bridges and take the first exit-- "Wickford/Narragansett". Off the exit go North, (left) for a mile and a half to Terre Mar Drive which is on the right. We are the second house on the left # 30. Drive around the corner past the fir trees to the barn and come in!
If you're coming from Wickford Village, go South on Rt 1A over the little bridge, and continue South about 2 miles past the pond on the right and the Hamilton Elementary School on the left. Take your next left at Terre Mar Dr. #30 is the second house on the left. Come left around the corner to the barn.
Please call first to make sure we're home (and not out walking the dog!) when you come by: 401-294-5863
There is a large selection of wedding-anniversary bowls - "Love Bowls" - they have the inscription around the rim: "Love is the Only Ingredient that Really Matters."
Shipping is available for these Love Bowls and I accept credit cards over the phone.
***What a surprise! The Huffington Post featured a summer salad in one of these bowls.
Harry Spring, Potter
I've been a funtional studio potter 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 ( I got my 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 and opened Spring Pottery and Wellspring Books. We were there several years. Then, craft shows but after 5 years of craft shows I injured my back and decided to open a smaller shop in downtown Wickford. That was a thriving shop too. After 37 years as a shopkeeper however I wanted more free time! So now -
I work out of my barn at home. Although we are not a "retail shop" with regular hours, we still have all your favorite pottery. So come visit. We have a nice supply of Love Bowls, ikebanas, brie bakers, chip and dips, wine coolers, lamps, vases, serving trays and we can chat while I work on my pottery.