The roots of Farmhouse Stoneware began in 1976, shortly after Jim and Betsy Anderson were married. The original business was called Cottage Pottery. Jim had studied pottery in his final year at Mount Union College (now the University of Mount Union). It was a secondary career until 1993 when Jim and Betsy began selling Jim's pottery from their store in Munson Township (Ohio). In 2006, Betsy launched Farmhouse Stoneware; a home party retail operation. Jim and Betsy also exhibit and sell pottery at numerous craft shows and events in Northeastern Ohio.
This web site is a natural add-on to their business. Many customers have asked for a web site, so here it is.
Betsy is a retired music educator from Chardon Local Schools. Jim is retired from the Chardon & Middlefield Public Libraries and was the pastor at Colebrook United Methodist Church from 2003-2008. Both are current members of the Middlefield United Methodist Church. They have 3 children (Chris, Adam and Sarah) and four grandchildren (Chase, Ava, Ewan, & Isabella).
Please know that CHILDREN ARE WELCOME IN OUR STORE! We do NOT (in the store or at craft shows) have a policy of "you break it - you bought it." As much as we take pride in the quality and artistry of the pottery - people are more valuable than pots! - Especially children!
Jim has through the years developed a interdenominational sermon/presentation called "A Visit to the Potter's House." This is a Biblically-based articulation and demonstration (he brings a potter's wheel!) of God as the Great Potter. He is available for Sunday mornings, retreats or other special events.