Rowe Pottery was established in 1975 in Cambridge, Wisconsin. In the late 1970s, as a two-person pottery studio and shop, sales were made through art fairs and the studio showroom. All the Rowe Pottery was made by hand on the potter's wheel and the pots were fired in the brick kiln out behind the small workshop.
Interest in collecting antique cobalt blue decorated salt glaze crocks and jugs was the inspiration to change the studio's pottery product line in early 1980. Rowe Pottery changed from it's original style of pottery to making museum quality reproductions of Early American salt glaze crocks and jugs. The value of early crockery was skyrocketing and quality adaptations of the early designs were not available.
Rowe Pottery, making salt glaze pottery for years, knew many of the secrets of this type of production. The American country home decorating movement provided an eager customer base to grow the studio into a viable business. Today, Rowe Pottery Works still makes several styles of pottery including the ever-popular salt glaze stoneware.
In keeping with the character of salt-glazed stoneware, Rowe Pottery pieces are not only decorative, but suitable for baking and serving. They go from oven to table top, and the interior glaze allows for easy clean-up. All of Rowe Pottery's salt-glazed pieces are dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe and lead-free. Rowe Pottery offers a variety of items from their salt-glazed stoneware line including bowls, crocks, pitchers, vases and dinnerware. Some items may be personalized or custom ordered. All are handmade with the quality craftsmanship that is the essence of Rowe Pottery.