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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.


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News & Events


On September 22-24, we will be hosting an Open House at our Race Street location! We will have an extensive selection of one-of-a-kind & one-off pieces, as well as many other exclusive items on sale. Tours will be available at 10:30am and 2pm each ...

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Final Friday event to feature Rookwood artist Kevin Auzenne

Rookwood's Artist Showcase featuring the work of Kevin Auzenne. Rookwood will display a range of pieces featuring Kevin's hand-painted items, and he will be on hand to answer questions and to sign pieces. This event is free. ...

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Rookwood is now releasing our first dinnerware set in almost 100 years!

Timeless and classic in design, The Wareham Dinnerware Collection is now available for your dining pleasure.  From the Rookwood Archives, now available as the first Rookwood Dinnerware Set in almost 100 years, this exclusive Rookwood Collection fe...

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