The Coshocton County Beacon January 8, 2020 - Page 13

Hillbippie Clay Co. opening storefront in Roscoe Village By Josie Sellers Josie Sellers | Beacon Rachel Hall will celebrate the grand opening of her Hill- bippie 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. 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 gen- erous 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. Keep up with your local newspaper Retirement Income Strategies Niza Rodriguez “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. “This was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I feel like I have ties here.” - Rachel Hall 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. Wednes- days and Fridays in January. Check social media and for updates on hours, classes and products. Happy New Year! (614) 365-1455 President / Broker Are you concerned about what is best for your needs & goals? TheCoshoctonCountyBeacon Raymond Troyer (330) 600-0695 Realtor Joshua G. Fisher, CRPC® Managing Director - Investments 250 2nd St. N.W. New Philadelphia, OH 44663 330-339-6669 800-203-4934 (740) 622.4237 or stop by our offi ce at 226 Main St. Coshocton, Ohio Investment and Insurance Products:  NOT FDIC Insured  NO Bank Guarantee  MAY Lose Value The Beacon Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC Members SIPC, non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company. ©2018 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. All Rights Reserved. CAR-0819-03336 P O S I T I V E LY C O S H O C T O N C O U N T Y JANUARY 8, 2020 Kaytlin Humphrey (740) 624-8605 Realtor Our MISSION is to glorify God by putting our client’s interests above our own, providing the highest level of service, honesty and expertise; to exceed our clients expectations, and ethically provide high quality professional real estate services throughout the entire process of buying or selling residential homes, land, farms, ranches, and commercial real estate. We are here to help, and we appreciate your business! 0005_010120 THE BEACON 13