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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Contact the curator, Greg Hatch directly at 440-895-3763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for museum information.
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:
- Collect your very own physical bookmarks found in the library featuring the work of our three winners
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
Contact: Greg Hatch, Curator/Historian
(440) 895-3763 or email email@example.com
Mon-Thur: 9 am – 9 pm
Fri- Sat: 9 am. – 6 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm