Rookwood Boutique Opens
It’s hard to believe that a 133-year-old pottery and tile maker known for its work in a variety of Arts & Crafts styles has never had a storefront.
That changed late last year, when the Rookwood Pottery Company Store opened in a historic building near downtown Cincinnati. The new 1,000-squarefoot boutique carries thousands of pieces, among them the re-released ‘Shiri Dragon Vase’ by Kataro Shirayamadani.
Rookwood Pottery was founded by Maria Longworth Nichols Storer in 1880. Renowned for its unusual colored clays and glazes, the pottery was active until 1941. After decades of off-and-on production, it was revived in 2006 and is now owned by Martin and Marilyn Wade, and is producing both new work and traditional pottery and tile cast from its collection of 3,000 original molds. Rookwood Pottery Company Store, open daily, 1209 Jackson St., Cincinnati, OH, (513) 579-1209, rookwood.com
ABOVE: Designed by Kataro Shirayamadani in 1907, these candlesticks have been reissued for the first time since Rookwood reopened in 2006. LEFT: Rookwood Pottery owner Martin Wade in the new shop near downtown Cincinnati.