Cowan Pottery Museum
The recently expanded Cowan Pottery Museum is located primarily on the first floor of Rocky River Public Library (renovated in 2006-2007). It features over 1200 pieces of a distinctive form of American art pottery created by R. Guy Cowan and his associates at the Cowan Pottery Studio in Lakewood, Ohio from 1913-1917, and in Rocky River, Ohio from 1920-1931.
The Cowan Pottery Museum was one of the nation’s leading potteries during the 1920s and the Cleveland area’s only major pottery. Cowan Pottery represents a visual cultural heritage unique to Rocky River and Cleveland.
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New Exhibit: Fruit of the Jewels: Iridescent and Luster Glazes Through the Years
Check out our new Cowan Exhibit
- Located in the Cowan Alcove on the First Floor in the Grand Reading Room
- Date: April 1 to December 17
Two virtual exhibitions of items from our archives:
- Cowan Style: The Photos that Sold Cowan Pottery
- The Studio on Lake: Cowan Pottery Studio in Rocky River
RRPL Featured Artist Bookmark Contest Winners
See what our patrons submitted for our first ever bookmark art contest:
- In the summer of 2021, RRPL hosted its first-ever Bookmark Art Contest. View the winners!