Hillbippie Clay Co. opening storefront in Roscoe Village

| January 2, 2020

Rachel Hall will celebrate the grand opening of her Hillbippie Clay Co. in Roscoe Village on Saturday, Jan. 11. The store will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located at 408 N. Whitewoman St. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Rachel Hall started her pottery career in Roscoe Village and is excited to be back with her own storefront on Whitewoman Street.

The Hillbippie Clay Co. will have its grand opening from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 408 N. Whitewoman St., which was the toll keeper’s house. There will be light refreshments and giveaways.

“My parents were both potters and did it full-time,” Hall said. “I grew up driving around to different art shows with them. I grew up in the business, but had zero interest in it especially as a teenager.”

However, that changed after she and her husband Ben moved back home in 2012.

“Becky Lowe knew my parents and needed some help so I thought why not,” Hall said. “I had this knowledge, but wasn’t utilizing it so I started working for her.”

Lowe had a studio and store in Roscoe Village and Hall was able to learn various aspects of the business from her.

“I realized I liked it and learned all types of things from her in the studio and it was especially helpful for me to see how to run a pottery business,” Hall said. “I learned so much from working with her. She was especially generous with sharing her knowledge and experience.”

When Lowe passed away in 2016, Hall bought her equipment and started a studio in the basement of her home.

“Hillbippie Clay was born then,” Hall said.

She worked out of her home for four years, but felt the time was right to come back to Roscoe Village.

“This was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” Hall said. “I feel like I have ties here.”

She learned about her craft in the village and hopes to help others foster an interest in it.

“My plan is for this to also be an educational space,” Hall said.

She plans to offer customers paint your own pottery opportunities and classes where they will learn about the process of making a clay piece.

Hall also wants people to know that her creations are very functional.

“They are dishwasher and microwave safe,” she said. “They are made to be used.”

The store will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays in January. Check social media and www.hillbippieclay.com for updates on hours, classes and products.

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