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121 S. Main Street Cape Girardeau, MO 

About the location: Riverside Pottery is located in the former B'Nai Israel Synagogue. Built in 1937, this historic Jewish synagogue designed by St. Louis architect, Thomas P. Barnett Jr., sits just south of historic downtown Cape Girardeau. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004 although it has not been used as a Synagogue for decades. After sitting empty for many years another congregation made some repairs and updates prior to our purchase. Rob has worked for over a year to repair and renovate the property.

About the owner: Rob Lorenz is a Missouri native and spent his childhood in Perry county and St. Louis. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Ceramics and a Bachelor’s of Science in Education. He also holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Southern Illinois University. Rob has previously worked as an Adjunct Instructor in Ceramics at John A. Logan College and the Paducah School of Art and Design. He currently lives in southern Illinois with his wife and two kids.


Shop & Gallery Hours:
Thursday 1pm - 4pm
Friday 10am-4pm and 5pm-9pm on 1st Friday of each month
Saturday 10am-4pm
Or by appointment

Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours will be available for students that are currently enrolled in an adult hand building or wheel throwing class. Students may use the studio space from 10:30am to 3:30pm on Saturdays in addition to their scheduled class time.

Riverside Pottery offers classes, to see their latest schedule check here


Additional questions can be sent to Riverside Pottery Studio at RiversidePotteryStudio@gmail.com