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
“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,”
“This was an opportunity I
couldn’t pass up. I feel like I have
- 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
“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
www.hillbippieclay.com for updates on hours, classes
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