Leonard Rohrer Pottery

Stoneware pots, jugs, butter churns and jars with a distinctive cobalt decoration are found in the Appleton area in relative abundance. They are sometimes attributed to the Menasha pottery of Carlton and Cleveland Bachelder or are simply referred to as “Appleton Valley stoneware” – pottery made by an unidentified pottery somewhere in the northeastern part of Wisconsin. This article identifies this pottery as a product of Leonard Rohrer who bought the Bachelder pottery that had been closed for over a year and re-fired the kilns. He made high quality salt-glazed stoneware for about four years.  Read the Article