Worth Knowing: Farmhouse Pottery is now open in Hanover


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Another retailer has opened its doors on Main Street in Hanover. Woodstock-based Farmhouse Pottery opened for business last weekend.

The new store is filled with hand-made pottery and plenty more. There are candles, organic cotton shirts and jeans, sheepskin rugs, stuffed animals, storage vessels, Vermont maple syrup and honey, and plenty of other things to put in your kitchen and on your dining room table.

Their best seller is a diminutive match striker that sells for $40.

Match strikers

The esthetic is simple yet elegant and the price point more affordable than some other local pottery purveyors. 

And here's something no one else offers on Hanover - you can try your own hand making pottery by signing up for a workshop at the store in the clay studio. Workshops will be available from Wednesdays through Sunday at either 10 am or 4 pm. You can arrange for a workshop for a group of 3 or more on Monday or Tuesday. You'll need to sign up ahead of time. Contact Farmhouse Pottery at info@farmhousepottery.com or call 802-457-7486 for more information. 

The on-site clay studio

Farmhouse Pottery owners James and Zoe Zilian remain true to their mission of offering 100% hand-made studio pottery as well as high quality, sustainably-made artisan crafts at prices that are affordable. Approximately 80% of Farmhouse Pottery goods are made in Vermont, including its furniture line, stoneware and apothecary items. 

Stop by the new store located on the corner of Main and Allen Streets to see the beautiful line of pottery, kitchenware and clothing and shop local. Better yet, attend the grand opening this weekend on November 17 from 5-7 pm. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and Vermont cheeses and cider will be served. Plus, there will be potters at work in the on-site studio. 

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The Zilians founded Farmhouse Pottery in 2012 in their basement in Woodstock. Initially, Farmhouse Pottery only carried candles, pottery, a few wood products and some locally farmed foods. As people embraced Farmhouse Pottery and the clean esthetic and implicit lifestyle messaging attached to its offerings, the Zilians opened a Woodstock retail location in 2013. The company currently employs around 20 people, including about 10 potters. 

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