Where Past Meets Present

The History of Pauline Pottery & Pickard China

Crafting Excellence

Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center
Crafting Excellence Exhibit
Discover the Beauty and Craftsmanship of

Pickard China & Pauline Pottery

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 new 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.


$4 Adults, $3.50 Seniors, $2 Children (age 6-17)
FREE to RCHS Members, Veterans and Tallman House Tour visitors.

Exhibit Hours

April-May: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
June-December: Open Daily; 10:00am-3:00pm

Exhibit Photo Gallery

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Our Newest Exhibit: TOYS @ PLAY

This brand-new exhibit features toys past and present, and offers many unique experiences unlike you have ever seen in a museum exhibit.