Where Past Meets Present

The History of Pauline Pottery & Pickard China

Crafting Excellence

Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center
Discover the Beauty and Craftsmanship of

Pickard China & Pauline Pottery

Crafting Excellence Exhibit

Pauline Pottery and Pickard China have long been recognized nationally as some of the finest pottery and china, both for its functional use and as highly sought after artwork.

The Rock County Historical Society’s exhibit, Crafting Excellence, is more than a gallery of works from these two mediums. It tells a story of craftsmanship; its processes, makers and shops that created each masterpiece. Selected artists and their distinct style will be showcased, telling the story of their unique contribution to each medium’s success and growth.

Interact with our “Make Your Own” kiosk that allows visitors to create their own Pickard China piece digitally. You can also try your hand at drawing on plates with our washable markers!


This exhibit is housed inside the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center, 426 N. Jackson Street, Janesville. Parking available in Franklin St. lot.

Exhibit Hours

Sept. 2 – Oct. 13, 2019

Mondays & Tuesdays: Closed
Wednesdays & Thursdays: By appointment
Fridays & Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sundays: Noon – 3 p.m.

Oct. 14 – Nov. 10, 2019

Daily: By appointment

Nov. 29 – Dec. 30, 2019

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Closed
Thursdays & Fridays: Noon – 7 p.m.
Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: Noon – 4 p.m.
** Special hours on Mondays (Dec. 23 and 30): Noon to 7 p.m.

Exhibit Photo Gallery

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Crafting Excellence Exhibit Item
Crafting Excellence Exhibit Item
Crafting Excellence Exhibit Item
Crafting Excellence Exhibit Item