90 Years of Shearwater

August 9, 2018 - April 6, 2019

Shearwater Pottery, founded by Peter Anderson, opened to the public for the first time in 1928. Since its beginnings it has supported the livelihood of three generations of Andersons and become renowned for its gorgeous glazes and dynamic forms. This exhibition celebrates the ingenuity, creativity, and perseverance of Shearwater Pottery as a catalyst for the arts on the Gulf Coast.

Shearwater Pottery is still in operation after 90 years. See the workshop in action, and pay them a visit.

Beth and Marjorie Ashley recall the post-Hurricane Katrina devastation. Shearwater was hit hard. Resilient as ever, the family and the pottery have bounced back. Learn more about the family and the history.

2019 exhibition schedule presented by

The Museum and its programs are supported in part by the City of Ocean Springs and Jackson County. Support is also provided in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Monday - Saturday: 11AM-5PM 

Sunday: 1-5PM

Holiday closings: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Adults: $10

AAA / Military / Seniors / Students (with ID): $8

Children (5-15): $5

Free for members; free ages 5 and under; free to shop


510 Washington Avenue,
Ocean Springs, MS, 39564

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Artwork reproduction courtesy of the Family of Walter Anderson.