3558 SR 73 W, Wilmington, OH 45177(937) 725-3402
The heart and soul of Grandpa's Pottery is Ray Storer, an accomplished artist, teacher, and clergyman. Pottery has been part of Ray's life for a long time, a passion that grew while serving as an art educator in the Cincinnati school system. Now retired from teaching, Ray has set up shop in Clinton County, where his work continues to be recognized and is displayed at various institutes. The ongoing demand for Ray's work requires that he spend time in his workshop nearly every day, but visitors come first and the sound of a car or bus brings Ray to the showroom that displays many of his creations. Hundreds of items, such as pitchers, platters, sets of dishes, one-of-a-kind specialty items, water fountains, and beautiful large bowls, are but a glimpse at what he has on display. In addition to selling pottery from his showroom, Ray also takes special orders. Have an idea? Give it to Ray. Chances are he can create what-ever you have in mind. Ray will not only demonstrate what he does, but he will teach your group how to throw pottery as well. Ray creates his pieces from start to finish - literally taking a lump of clay, creating it into something functional or artistic, firing the design in one of several kilns, glazing the piece, and firing the piece for a second time. It's a lengthy process, but the results are long lasting as well. There is plenty of room for a motor coach and Ray even takes his show on the road!