Below is a list of the top and leading Pottery Shops in Cleveland. To help you find the best Pottery Shops located near you in Cleveland, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Cleveland’s Best Pottery Shops:
The top rated Pottery Shops in Cleveland, OH are:
- Gleena Studios – is a functional tableware line
- Billy Ritter 77 – offers one-to-one instruction for aspiring individuals
- Joseph Davis Decorative Arts – started dealing with antiques at the age of nine
- Flower Child – have one of the best mid-century collections
- Brick Ceramic + Design Studio – offers an advanced ceramics studio and showroom
Gleena Studios, all its tableware pieces are porcelain and are hand poured and crafted in small batches by Asya Palatova in Cleveland, Ohio. She started working with clay while studying graphic design as an undergraduate at the University of Cincinnati. The love affair with clay forced her to build ceramic sculptures on her kitchen table while working as a graphic designer in New York City.
The kitchen-built sculptures got Asya into the graduate program at Rhode Island School of Design. After obtaining an MFA with a ceramic concentration, she formed Gleena, a functional tableware line. Asya mixes her own porcelain slip and glazes utilizing food-safe clays and minerals, all recipes that Asya developed at RISD.
“Amazing porcelain work and high-quality craftspersonship. I find her designs soothing to be around with forms reminiscent of the human body and colors evoking the taste of luscious foods. Her work is sophisticated, built with integrity, and is a joy to use every day.” – Mike M.
Billy Ritter 77
Billy Ritter 77‘s editions of studio works are always developing. This divergence leads itself to collectibility, keeps the work new and fresh, and assures that you have something truly unique on your table. Aside from his one-off studio works, Billy handcraft large orders and private commissions as well. Every piece is made by his hands from beginning to end. The wares are hand-made and altered, or “thrown” utilizing a potter’s wheel. Billy’s glazes are mixed from tried and true recipes and fired using the process of natural gas along with wood-fired reduction.
He encourages you to visit the studio, where he is always joyful to give tours, respond to questions, and sell his finished works in their studio showroom. In addition to Billy’s studio craft, he offers one-to-one instruction for aspiring individuals in the community, as he feels devoted to enriching the lives of others through the education of experience and process; together with the empowerment of knowledge and, the spirit of fun.
Handmade Ceramic Wares & Workshops
“We used Billy Ritter ceramic ware for our recent elopement in Ohio, and each piece was just as beautiful to look at as it was to eat off of. His pieces were so detailed and helped make for a perfect elopement experience with locally sourced goods, would definitely recommend!” – Garrett W.
Joseph Davis Decorative Arts
Joseph Davis Decorative Arts have been the owner and curator of Joseph Davis Antiques for more than 35 years. Joseph specializes in 19th and 20th Century Decorative Arts, Cleveland School, and Italian and French Decor. He became interested in buying and selling antiques when Joseph was just eight years old. His aunt Rose used to take him to all the art galleries, museums, and Asian sculptural gardens growing up in Seattle, Washington.
He started dealing with antiques when he bought his first piece of Rookwood Pottery at age nine. From that point, Joseph began buying and selling American Art Pottery. After moving to Cleveland when he turned 18, Joseph discovered Cowan Pottery and became hooked. He has always had an interest in Wiener Werkstatte and Austrian Artwork.
“An experienced dealer who has a great selection and a beautiful showroom. The monthly open houses are fun but he’s open by appointment too.” – Jeremy O.
Flower Child has been keeping Cleveland and Columbus cool with great 20th-century gear, containing items from the 1930’s up to the 1980s. Around every corner is a more great vintage, hand-picked and displayed as it would have been when originally sold. They are a true vintage department store and museum. From art, housewares, and funky furniture, to the clothes and accessories that match, they transform vintage shopping into a time-traveling experience.
You might go from a modern 1950s living room to a sci-fi 1970s kitchen, to a plush 60’s bedroom, all within the space of 20 steps. They have one of the best mid-century collections in the midwest, with an amiable, knowledgeable staff to help you find that perfect item.
Clothing, Jewelry, Furniture, Lighting, Glass & Pottery, Others
“Absolutely love this place! So many unique, funky items that are very fairly priced. The staff is so sweet and helpful!” – Matthew F.
Brick Ceramic + Design Studio
Brick Ceramic + Design Studio offers an advanced ceramics studio and showroom of hand-crafted local pottery. They offer classes to all levels of artists. Valerie Grossman is a ceramic artist in Cleveland, and a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art ’12. Valerie’s work can be viewed locally in several permanent collections as well as The Cleveland Institute of Art, and The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. As an artist, she creates sculptural and functional pieces that are a mix of charming and strong qualities.
Art Ceramics, Pottery
“Fantastic environment in a busy arts district. The staff is helpful and informative! One of the few studios in the area that uses gas firing!” – Brian