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In what is one of the more unique stories of art and architecture, Rookwood Pottery traces its roots in Cincinnati, Ohio back more than 100 years ago. World-renowned for impeccable design and craftsmanship, we continue to embrace this tradition of excellence with inspiring designs and original standards for exceptional quality.

Who We Are Today

The Rookwood Pottery Company prospered for years, yet fell victim to dramatic changes in the U.S. economy and the public’s ability to sustain artistic brands during such downturns. Yet the company never truly went away.

The company's assets, including over 3,000 master molds, secret glaze formulas, company notes, and perhaps most importantly, the Rookwood trademarks, were archived by several entities until a Michigan Rookwood collector, Dr. Art Townley purchased the remaining Rookwood assets in 1982. His personal sacrifice and belief that such an iconic brand could not be maintained overseas, preserved the history, the art and the prestige of the Rookwood Pottery Company.

In 2004, Dr. Townley found a passionate group of Cincinnati investors, who showed the commitment to returning the brand to Cincinnati and restoring the brand to its glory. This agreement returned Rookwood to its city of birth.

Today, The Rookwood Pottery Company produces quality artisan products – architectural and art tile, art pottery, corporate gifts and special commissions - for designers, architects, homeowners and businesses.

We are proud members of the Handmade Tile Association and the Tile Council of North America, Inc.


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Rookwood Pottery Co. to Produce Winners Trophies for the Western & Southern Open

Rookwood Pottery Co. to Produce Winners Trophiesfor the Western & Southern Open The 2015 Champions Cup by Rookwood Represents Sixth Year of Making the Awards ...

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The Rookwood Pottery Company Hosts Final Friday Event with Expansion of The Classic Spirit of Baseball Series

The Rookwood Pottery Company Hosts Final Friday Event with Expansion of The Classic Spirit of Baseball Series The Rookwood Pottery Company will celebrate Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game with it...

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For the Dad Who Knocks It Outta the Park: The Classic Baseball Series, by The Rookwood Pottery Company

It’s hard to put a price on an afternoon of catch or your first baseball game. Fortunately, those childhood memories have been captured in the latest installments of the Spirit of Baseball tile series by The R...

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