When I think of shops unique to the Quad Cities, one that is top on my list is Dot’s Pots. Dot’s Pots is a pottery shop in a bungalow in Moline, Illinois. At first you will be attracted to the bright colors of the front entrance to the shop and the smiling moose sign out in front. Once inside you will find both functional and non functional pottery in all shapes and sizes, from miniatures for fairy gardens to multi-tiered bird baths to bowls and platters and humorous animal sculptures.
Owners and potters, Dorothy Beach and Dan Lawrence, are a husband and wife team with the combined experience of 68 years. They work daily making pottery creations for all tastes. If you are more traditional or if whimsy attracts you, you will find it at Dot’s Pots. All pottery work is done on-site using high fire clay or raku processes. Both thrown and handbuilt techniques are used by the potters.
Don’t look for a website or a Facebook presence because as Dot says, “We can’t waste time on computery things!”
Each year Dot and Dan plan many special events for shoppers to attend. Those events include International Women’s Day in March, Spring Thing in May, the upcoming Summer Open House in July and the fabulous Holiday Open House in December. These events include live music and home baked goodies and snacks for shoppers to enjoy.
2822 – 16th Street
Moline, Illinois 61265
Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays and July 8, 9 and 10 to prepare for the Open House