Sparrow House Pottery Offers Local Art in a Historic Setting

Chatting with Lois Atherton, Director at Sparrow House Pottery

What makes Sparrow House Pottery a special place to shop?
Everything in the shop has been made by American artists. It’s a great spot to find fabulous handmade earrings, a unique wedding gift or a graduation present. The Sparrow House is a small place where we are always happy to help.

How long has the shop been in business?
Since 1932! It started as a seasonal pottery shop with the pottery made in the house and fired in a backyard kiln. Now, we have artists’ work from all over the country.

What is the historical significance of the building?
The shop supports the Sparrow House Museum. The historic home was built in 1640 and is the oldest home in Plymouth.

How do you choose items to represent in the shop?
Beauty, quality, affordability and American-made artistry are all key points. We go to four or five shows a year. There are always new items coming into the shop but it’s great when we find artists whose work we love so much that we continue to carry their work for years.


Sparrow House Pottery

42 Summer St., Plymouth



Flower Jewelry by Shari Dickson

These pewter cuffs are the perfect summer accessory. The beauty of pressed flowers, leaves and herbs are coated in a poly resin, preserving the form and colors.

Hardwear by Renee

This stylish handbag line is durable but not dowdy. The bags are made with recycled marine vinyl, metal hardware and plastic-encased aircraft cable handles that are nearly indestructible.

Treestump Woodcrafts

These hardwood bread/cheese boards are a showstopper in any kitchen. The boards are crafted by inlaying crushed turquoise stone into the natural cracks and knots in the wood.

SKT Ceramics

Adorable illustrations by artist Susannah Tisue adorn this ceramic line. Each item is crafted by hand and is both beautiful and durable enough for everyday use.


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