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Rookwood Annual Holiday Open House


UPDATED 11/20: We've taken our Holiday Open House virtual so you can join us safely from the comforts of your own home!

This year's celebration marks our 140th year of crafting beautiful pottery and tile designs for your home.  From special product releases, to limited quantity exclusive Rookwood items, live and virtual tours, along with artist signings — this is an event you won't want to miss!

Each day has something new in store for you, so mark your calendars and join us starting November 20th for all of the fun!


140th Anniversary Auction

Each day from November 20-22, a curated selection of hand-thrown 140th anniversary vases will be available for auction on beginning at 11:00 a.m. EDT and conclude on Thanksgiving Day, coinciding with the first kiln drawn at Rookwood in 1880. 

  • November 20th auction will end on November 26 at 5:00 p.m. EDT
  • November 21st auction will end on November 26 at 7:00 p.m. EDT
  • November 22nd auction will end on November 26 at 9:00 p.m. EDT



FRIDAY, November 20:

  • 8 AM Release of Limited-Edition Hand Thrown Trees and Hand-Painted Bears (While Supplies Last)
  • Visit our Bisque Room with George for a sneak peek of our 140th Anniversary Collection – WATCH HERE
  • 1 PM, and 3 PM Virtual tours of our 88,000 sq. ft facility with Rookwood historian George Hibben on Facebook, Instagram and online.
  • 11 AM, Online Auction of exclusive 140th Anniversary Commemorative Hand Thrown Vases

SATURDAY, November 21:

  • 8 AM release of limited quantity Rookwood Gift Sets (While Supplies Last)
  • 11 AM, Online Auction of exclusive 140th Anniversary Commemorative Hand Thrown Vases

SUNDAY, November 22:

  • 8 AM release of one-of-a-kind Hand Thrown Mugs
  • 11 AM, Online Auction of special 140th Anniversary Commemorative Hand Thrown Vases


The Rookwood OTR Flagship location is OPEN!

For customer convenience, our OTR Flagship location will remain open throughout the weekend. For the health and safety of our customer and associates, we have put the following COVID-19 safety precautions in place.

What we are doing to keep our OTR visitors and associates safe:

  • Temperatures are checked upon entry to the building, masks are required for participation, and hand sanitizer will be provided at numerous stations throughout the Factory and Retail Showroom.
  • Rookwood adheres to the following safe distancing practices:
    • Social distancing within the showroom and factory, with tables and hand sanitizer place throughout
    • Continuous disinfecting and sanitizing of high-touch areas