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Opening Reception: November 2, 4-6 PM



Artist’s Reception: Saturday, November 2nd, 4-6 pm

We are very proud to present our fall exhibition, Lawton: Autumnal, featuring a wide variety of functional and architectural ceramics by master potter Jim Lawton. Lawton has been a beloved Professor of Ceramics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for over 20 years and has played a major role in the development of many great ceramic artists making today, acting as a mentor to nearly half of the 25 local artists represented in the shop at Arch, including gallery owner Charlie Barmonde and gallery director & curator Shauna Cahill.

Prior to moving to the south coast of Massachusetts, Lawton was a tenured professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1992-98, and held additional appointments such as visiting professorships at Alfred University, Louisiana State University, and University of Michigan. Lawton leads workshops, attends artist residencies and presents lectures across the country and abroad, most recently at Taoxichuan Ceramic Art Avenue in China.

Lawton has received numerous awards, including two National Endowment Visual Arts Fellowships, the South Carolina Artist Fellowship Grant, and academic research grants from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, an artist residency located in Newcastle, Maine and has served previously on the Board of Studio Potter Magazine.  

Lawton’s work is in the collections of the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; L.A. County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; the Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY; and the Icheon World Ceramic Center, South Korea, among others; and in numerous private collections.

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Tiverton Four Corners Classic Car Show - NOW ON SUNDAY

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Experience a curated collection of exquisite vintage cars in the beautiful and historic shopping village of Tiverton Four Corners.  Bring the whole family on Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 12-4pm.  Enjoy the shops, galleries and gourmet eateries as well as working artists while you visit our new exciting annual event.


The Four Corners Classic 2019 will be sure to dazzle and amaze car enthusiasts of all ages.  The Middendorf Collection, on view publicly for the first time, consists of amazing vehicles ranging from 1893 to 1950. Featuring the world’s oldest documented electric car, the 1896 Roberts Electric and a 1902 Packard Model S, which is one of only two in existence.  Bring the kids for a fantastic photo opportunity with a 1915 Model T Ford vintage fire truck then treat everyone to a Del’s lemonade.

The event is free and open to the public and with a donation supporting the James R. Weir scholarship, all will receive a "Thank You" event map & valuable neighborhood coupons and be entered to win a limited edition event poster, by award-winning illustrator Anthony Russo, also available for purchase and will be signed by the artist.

Four Corners Classic is presented by The Cheese Wheel and Tiverton Four Corners Merchants Association and produced by Mitchell Morin & Sean Brayton.  Mitchell Morin has been curating William Middendorf’s car collection for thirteen years and also works closely with Sean Brayton to repair, and restore these rare fine works of art.  We send a special thank you to William Middendorf of Little Compton for sharing this collection with us and the world.

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Opening Day @ Arch


The shop and gallery doors will finally open after a long winter hibernation on Saturday, May 25 from 11-5 pm. Swing by the shop to say hello and check out the Tiverton Four Corner’s annual Garden and Herb Festival across the way!

Spring Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11 am - 5 pm

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Hot Chocolate Bar + Mug Sale


Purchase any mug in the shop and help yourself to the hot cocoa bar!

Everybody loves a good mug, and we have something for everyone. Featuring work from over 20 artists, the shop is filled with a great variety of mugs ranging in size, shape, color and price. Find your favorite one and test it out in the shop! The hot chocolate bar will feature homemade artisan cocoa with toppings like toffee bits, chocolate chips, marshmallows, candy canes, sea salt, cinnamon, whipped cream and more!

The Arts & Artisan Winter Festival will be going on next door at the Meeting House from 10 am - 4 pm. Check out the festival then warm up with some cocoa! See you there!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15th from 1:00 - 5:00 PM

18 East Road, Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton, Rhode Island

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Locally Thrown meets Locally Grown: A Thanksgiving Market


In collaboration with Young Family Farm in Little Compton, we are excited to invite you to a special event featuring locally grown produce and flowers displayed in locally-made dinnerware, serving dishes, vases and more. Join us on Saturday, November 17th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm to escape the cold and get some holiday shopping done.


Find all you need to adorn your Thanksgiving table with local goods & gourds, homemade jams, gravy pitchers and casserole dishes. Need a hostess gift? Pick up an artfully arranged bouquet of seasonal blooms from Young’s in a one-of-a-kind bud vase made by resident artists in our on-site studio.

Located in the gallery at Arch Contemporary Ceramics, 18 East Road in Tiverton Four Corners, RI; across from Gray’s Ice Cream, between the Art Center and the Meeting House.

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