We've been functional studio potters for 45 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 outside 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!
You are welcome to come by and watch me throwing the pots on the pottery wheel or glazing. The studio and the display area are connected so I can answer your questions and help you find the shape and colors you like. I work in the pottery on most days--come by and see what's new!