History of Yellow Springs Pottery | Yellow Springs and Environs | Customer Service

40 Years Fly By!

Yellow Springs Pottery opened as a retail store in 1973, in a tiny space with 4 participating potters.  Since then we have moved, expanded, refurbished and refurbished again.

Today we are 10 potters.  We own the store jointly and operate as a cooperative.  This means we share in store sitting, expenses, and the various jobs needed such as advertising, bookkeeping, shipping, etc. This system of shared ownership has worked very well for us...for forty years!!  We are all friends, admire each other’s work, and enjoy running the business.

As individual artists, we each have a fully equipped studio at home including our own kilns.  Each potter has their own distinctive style and unique selection of glazes.  Thus the retail store showcases quite a variety of work.

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Yellow Springs and Environs

Yellow Springs is a small town with a lot of character and a lot of community enhanced by both Antioch College and Antioch University McGregor. Though the population is only around 4,000, excluding the college, the village has a diverse range of shops, galleries, and restaurants. An art movie theater shows first run, independent and foreign films and the Yellow Springs News has published a weekly newspaper for over 125 years. Since the 1960's, Antioch College has operated a radio station WYSO, a national Public Radio affiliate with locally hosted shows.

Glen Helen, a 1000 acre nature preserve owned by Antioch College, is open to the public. The Glen borders a mile along one edge of town. Cross a road on the far side of the Glen and you're in John Bryan State Park, which has much to offer in day use or camping. John Bryan State Park connects with Clifton Gorge where the Little Miami River has made a deep cut in the limestone. It's a great place to take a walk as well, right on up to the historic Clifton Mill, still in operation in the town of Clifton.

Along the edge of downtown Yellow Springs runs one of the many Ohio bike paths built on old railroad beds. The bike path is part of the Little Miami Scenic Trail going from Springfield to Cincinnati, and links up to other area bike paths.

For more information on all of the above, go to our Links page where we've listed some websites we think are of interest. Yellowspings.com provides a good overview of our area and includes many additional links.

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Customer Services

Much of our work is designed with an emphasis on daily use. All ware is food safe, and may go in conventional and microwave ovens as well as the dishwasher.

Orders? Call and talk to us. Although we can't take orders online, members staffing the store can usually find the item you are interested in and have it shipped to you.


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