About Us

Pottery is one of the oldest human art-forms. Handmade pottery evokes a simpler time and incorporating it into daily life allows people to reconnect to the value and beauty of everyday objects. Thirteen outstanding area potters will show their wares and explore the universal connections created when their work passes from the maker to the user in a gesture of shared purpose and meaning.

The Rustic Road 13 Pottery Event and Sale is held on the historic St. Croix County Wisconsin homestead of founder and potter, Beth Ryan. This unique event continues to be inspirational and informative for all who attend. From the art-filled barn, potter’s wheel and raku firing demonstrations and live music throughout the weekend to strolls through the gardens, both returning and first-time visitors are able to explore this ancient craft through the eyes and hands of contemporary artists.

People of all ages are invited to come for a few hours or the whole day. Enjoy the drive and the autumn colors emerging across the wooded, hilly terrain of the St. Croix Valley and take this very special opportunity to reconnect with the simple pleasures of everyday living, and each other, through the art of the potter.