Gene Speicher Pottery in Francesville, Indiana: Where Creativity Lives

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Gene Speicher Pottery in Francesville, Indiana: Where Creativity Lives

Gene Speicher Pottery in Francesville, Indiana

Gene Speicher Pottery in Francesville, Indiana


Imagine our delight when we happened upon Gene Speicher Pottery in Francesville, Indiana.

This Pulaski County potter has an amazing studio full of lovely, useful pieces!

Gene Speicher Pottery in Francesville, Indiana

Let me start by saying that I am the opposite of crafty. My parents still love to tell about the note sent home about my lack of scissors skill in first grade. In my defense, my teacher kept making me cut with my right hand (and I am left-handed)!

I am so completely in awe of anyone who can make something from nothing. And Gene Speicher? Well, he’s definitely got a way with clay.

Before you even walk inside you know it will be great. His pottery shop is in such a neat ivy covered building right near downtown Francesville, Indiana. It just screams “artist” to me! Inside? It gets better. Oh, man, does it get better!

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Gene Speicher Pottery in Francesville, Indiana

Gene Speicher Pottery in Francesville, Indiana


Gene Speicher is a creator who cares about his things. How do I know? Well, check out the note to his customers posted in his tidy little shop.

His work isn’t delicate, fragile, and only meant to sit there and look pretty. Not on your life! Gene Speicher creates items that are meant to be used! But not only that, he wants people to use his items creatively.

This Indiana town shop has amazing items to choose from. Who can resist a one-of-a-kind item? My husband, Jeremy, was in love with the mugs. I loved the pitchers! Classic, beautiful, and made for my kitchen–his color choices are fantastic.

Kid #1 was along and, while he continually freaked me out by wanting to touch things, he thought the pottery wheel was pretty cool to look at. I have to agree.

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Gene Speicher Pottery in Francesville, Indiana

Gene Speicher Pottery in Francesville, Indiana


Gene Speicher Pottery in Francesville, Indiana is a phenomenal find in a small town.

Whether you need a gift for friends or family, or something to complete your kitchen, this small town potter’s studio would be a unique and wonderful place to begin!

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Gene Speicher Pottery
4828 S US 421
Francesville, Indiana 47946
219.567.9584

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4 Comments

  1. Jessica Nunemaker July 25, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Aw, that’s so cute. 🙂 There’s nothing like a small town!

  2. Kevin Flora July 19, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I grew up in this town and married my high school sweetheart Brenda Wilmington. Long live Francesville and the small town memories that i cherish

  3. Jessica Nunemaker June 4, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    LOL! That’s awesome.

    Make sure to call ahead everywhere–you know how those small town store hours can be. 🙂

    Happy Birthday to your Mom!

  4. Mari June 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    If I can do the logistics, you just planned my Mom’s birthday! A Speicher piece, lunch at Pearlie’s and hitting the bakery on the way home!

    Thanks!

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