Peter Pots Pottery was started by Oliver Greene at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1948. The pottery has been in continuous daily operation ever since. Since 1954 we have occupied the historic Glen Rock Mill in West Kingston, RI.

Oliver and Elizabeth Greene have garnered many awards for their ceramic designs, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Good Design Show, the Syracuse Museum's Ceramic National and Wichita Museum shows. Their work is part of the permanent collection at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art.

They have also designed and produced pieces for a number of prominent businesses. Among these were the Gorham Silver Company, for whom Peter Pots designed and handcrafted stoneware pieces with Gorham silver tops (pictured above).

Each piece is completely handcrafted and signed "Peter Pots". Because each piece is handmade, there is a slight variation between pieces. If you are ordering several pieces, we make every effort to pick items as similar as possible. Please allow 2 weeks for orders placed online or over the phone.

If you pass through the southern Rhode Island area, we invite you to visit our showroom, located just off Route 138 six miles east of Interstate 95.

Peter Pots Pottery
494 Glen Rock Road
West Kingston, RI 02892
Showroom open daily 10-5, Sundays 12-5, closed major holidays
Call during open hours (401)783-2350


Shipping rates are based on the weight and destination, and all orders are insured for their full value. Most orders are sent within 48 hours. If there is a delay in shipping your order we will notify you by email or phone. Your credit card will not be charged until your order is shipped.

CONTINENTAL US: UPS Ground Shipping only. The website's shipping calculator will add the shipping charge.

ALASKA, HAWAII: Shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico are best sent by US Postal Service. The website's shipping calculator will add the charge.

CANADA and OTHER COUNTRIES: Place your order and we'll find the most cost effective way to ship it. We'll confirm the price and method with you before shipping or charging. FYI Priority Mail International prices for a 10 lb package to Canada $31, Europe $52, Japan $60 (6-10 days).


Orders may be cancelled for a full refund at any time prior to their shipment. Orders received may be returned for credit or exchange within 30 days of receipt but the customer is responsible for additional shipping costs.


The first Saturday of each month is Butterfingers Day at our showroom. On that day you may return up to six broken pieces for a half-price replacement with the purchase of anything else of equal or greater value.

For our out-of-state customers, we offer the same half-price replacement policy and you may mail back the broken piece anytime. PLEASE EMAIL US AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS FOR A RETURN FORM WITH DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS.


The pottery is perfectly safe in the dishwasher. It may be used in the microwave, but we recommend against heating food on our plates in the microwave. The hot spot of food on an otherwise cold plate can cause cracking. Instead use a pyrex or plastic container approved for microwave use. The casseroles are guaranteed ovenproof in conventional ovens.


No, but since the underside of most pieces is unglazed, we recommend using plate separators or paper towels when stacking pieces to prevent dulling the glossy glazed surface.

As with any ceramic, avoid thermal shock by preheating larger pieces like tea pots and coffee carafes with warm water before pouring in boiling liquids.


Yes, Peter Pots Pottery is lab tested to be lead-safe.


We recommend our customers use as an online registry for Peter Pots, and it can be used for the entire wishlist as well.