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Pinder Pottery & Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Great pottery store!

I stopped to buy a Christmas gift and was surprised by the large selection of pottery! The egg... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris L
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Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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weekend

Stopped in this pottery shop. Had a chance to speak with the owner. Very knowledgeable. He took... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Lisa B
,
Port Washington, Wisconsin
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“Great pottery store!”
22 Jul 2018
“weekend”
About
Joe lives in Galena and has been making pottery since 1985. He received a BA in Art in 1987 from North Central College.Reflected in his work is his fondness for nature, gardening and early American pottery. His primary concern is with form, strong...more
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236 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2223
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped to buy a Christmas gift and was surprised by the large selection of pottery! The egg bagelers and bacon cookers are my personal favorite. Who knew these things could be hand made?? Joe is very skilled at pottery and the other artists that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris L
jpinder40, Owner at Pinder Pottery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping at Pinder Pottery. I hope to have classes in the future.

Reviewed 19 October 2018

My wife is insane when it comes to pottery, so we naturally HAD to visit this shop. They offer some nice pieces, but to be brutally honest, we were not that impressed with the pottery and very less enthused when we saw the prices tags....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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jpinder40, Owner at Pinder Pottery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping at Pinder Pottery and thank you for your honest review. We review our pricing of our pottery made right here in the Galena studio four times each year to national and international market pricing and we adjust our prices when necessary.

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Stopped in this pottery shop. Had a chance to speak with the owner. Very knowledgeable. He took time to talk with us and explain some of the different things he creates. Will go back!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lisa B
jpinder40, Owner at Pinder Pottery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping at Pinder Pottery. Expressing yourself in clay is only limited to your understanding of the material. See you soon.

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Very unique utilitarian pottery available. Kids kept occupied with drawing board set up at front of store!

Date of experience: July 2018
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jpinder40, Owner at Pinder Pottery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping at Pinder Pottery. Yes, children express themselves by creating their artistic ideas on the drawing board at the front of the studio/gallery with the washable markers.

Reviewed 19 October 2017

You;ll stop in to browse the pottery for good reason,. Don't forget to stop for a chat with Joe. Always and enjoyable time.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Josh P
jpinder40, Owner at Pinder Pottery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thank you for stopping by Pinder Pottery. See you again soon.

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I have visited this shop many times and have purchased many pieces that Mr Pinder has created. The beautiful blue-green colors go well in many areas of my home. I especially enjoy the dragonfly pieces I have purchased. Mr Pinder is wonderful to visit with...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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jpinder40, Owner at Pinder Pottery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping at Pinder Pottery. I work on creating new one of a kind pottery each month. Galena history is fun whether or not you are a history buff or not. Galena is the first mineral rush town of the United States.

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Very great and Awesome Pottery Store in the Quaint Historic town of Galena. Joe Pinder the owner was very informative about pottery in regards to if the pottery is safe to eat and can be used for everyday to other things like a Noggin Cup...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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jpinder40, Owner at Pinder Pottery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for stopping into Pinder Pottery. The history of American pottery is fun, but very short verses world history of pottery. I hope you enjoy your Pinder Pottery purchase.

Reviewed 13 August 2017

We had a late dinner one evening during our weekend in Galena and wanted to walk if off downtown. Not much is open late but we did find the Pottery shop open. I always love looking at pottery so we were very excited to walk...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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jpinder40, Owner at Pinder Pottery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for stopping into the pottery store. I do have store hours till 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, as well as, till 8:00 on Sunday, Monday and Thursday. I will be here later when working on finishing pottery to be placed into the...More

Reviewed 16 July 2016

Has several pottery artists within one shop. At times there are pottery wheel demonstrations. Purchased a garlic & oil plate. Love it!

Date of experience: July 2016
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jpinder40, Owner at Pinder Pottery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Cheryl, I hope you enjoy your Pinder Pottery. Thank you, Joe Pinder

Reviewed 22 March 2016

We saw the potter at work on his wheel through the window but didn't stop in until the next day. He has a full collection of his work (mostly bowls, cups, plates, etc) for sale. As well as some pieces from other potters. He was...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Jennifer W
jpinder40, Owner at Pinder Pottery & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Jennifer, Thank you for stopping in. Joe Pinder

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