This gallery will appeal to shoppers and artisans alike. Many people come here for the atmosphere: it is a beautiful, ... More
Scargo Stoneware Pottery & Art Gallery
This gallery will appeal to shoppers and artisans alike. Many people come here for the atmosphere: it is a beautiful, relaxing setting by Scargo Lake, perfect for showing off the whimsical garden sculptures for which founder Harry Holl is famous. Other types of stoneware that he and his family produce include dinnerware, tiles and plaques. But they share their secrets; potters are welcome to spend the day and learn their glaze formulas. The gallery also sells work, including masks and oil paintings, by other artists.
We made a trip to Scargo Pottery one of our "must dos" when we vacationed on the Cape. Now that we live here, it's a must do often! A perfect place to find that unique gift - for yourself or others! Staff is wonderful; ambience unique and relaxing, and a stop I highly recommend!
The setting is absolutely amazing for an art studio. Nestled in a pine forest just above Scargo Pond, it blends with it's natural surroundings in an almost surreal manner. The pottery is simply world class. We incorporated a visit with our day play on Scargo Pond, and before a trip up to Scargo tower. Unfortunately we didn't have the room to buy much, as we are a long way from home on the cape with 2 kids, 2 adults and 2 dogs, bikes, canoe and gear, but we still managed to spend some money on small things, a bird feeder, and I bought Crisi a wonderful hand made glass necklace that she still cherishes. We will be stopping by for a visit next year as well. Make a wonderful day out of playing in Scargo pond, visiting the pottery campus, then hit Sesuit Harbor Cafe for some great lunch and playing on the beach and in some saltwater, then drive up to Scargo Tower and climb the tower for an amazing view of the area you were just playing in! If you have a little time left after the tower, and are heading back the Barnstable way, stop in at the Capt. Bang Hallets house in Yarmouthport, take your pictures under the amazing weeping english beech tree, and walk the nature trails. Then if you have even still more time to kill, stop at Hallets historic store for some ice cream or dinner, pop in at the Christmas Tree shops on 6A, load up on some more inexpensive sunscreeen, and make the right just past the christmas tree shops going back toward Barnstable and head out to Hallets Millpond to see the beautiful tidal stream and find the rocky beach for a pretty view as well. You can spend a wonderful day doing all of the above, but don't miss the Scargo Pond and pottery activities. You'll want to go back again and again, just like we do! Cheers, RJM
I very much liked this place. I liked the outdoors feeling of shopping in nature. I spoke to one of the gentleman and he was going thru a divorce; he opened up to me & his story in life. I still remember him but not his name. I bought a hanging fish that feeds birds and still have it. I boght two mugs and still have them too! I felt very at peace at this place. My shopping experience is one I have carried home with me and have fond memories. I wonder how that guy is making out these days. I also watched while they sat down and made something at the wheel. My Mother was along with me and she loved the place as well. Love to come back one day.
Scargo Stoneware Pottery is a rare gem in this hurried, hi-tech world. Shyly tucked away on a wooded lot, the workspaces and art gallery abound with unique items at very reasonable prices. Outside are magnificent pottery castles, wind fish, koi pond and a sense of such peacefulness that you can hardly believe you're still on the Cape. Inside, the treasures vary from visit to visit, but always there are spectacularly beautiful pieces for sale. Browsing is encouraged. In fact, the artists are usually busy at their work and are very happy to describe & demonstrate their craft. This is NOT your run-of-the-mill pottery shop! Nirvana? Hmm, pretty close, I'd say!
A trip to the Cape is never complete for my family without a visit to Scargo Pottery. Lovely gardens (and Koi pond), indoor and outdoor galleries. There is always someone at work on the potters wheel lending to an open studio atmosphere. We own many pieces from here and fond memories of being there are part of the charm of owning them. Prices have gone up over the years but we always find something we love that we can afford.
Amenities:Safe (In Room). Private bathroom. Hot Water. Microwave Oven. Coffee Maker. Television (Cable/Satellite). Kitchen/Kitchenette. Refrigerator. Hotel Details:Parking (Free). Beach Nearby.
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