ROVIN CERAMICS was founded in 1957 by Vince and Rose Thomas, hence the name "ROVIN". Vince was a potter who began making his own clay for personal use. Fellow students at The Center for Creative Studies liked his clays and asked if they could buy some from him. He initially set up operation in his garage, and eventually moved to a store front location in Dearborn, MI. At that time, ROVIN CERAMICS was one of the first pottery supply businesses in the country. In 1984, Ron and Barbara Ruth purchased certain parts of the company and moved to a 25, 000 SF facility in Taylor, MI. Over the years, new clay processing equipment was added to improve production and quality. In 1992, our daughter, Stephanie Keene, joined us at Rovin's, bringing with her a BFA in Ceramic Art from Alfred University. Ron's background in ceramics is a BS in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Illinois. Barbara's many years of retail experience adds a "people" approach to a company determined to put the customer first. Our son, Derek, owns a web design company in Los Los Angeles CA, ( www.3loop9.com ) and is the motivating force behind the design and implementation of this web site, including the origination of our new logo. In addition, Stephanie's husband, Tony also owns a web design company in Ann Arbor, MI ( www.arborlink.com ). The collaboration and talents of these two guys in putting this web site together is truly appreciated. As you can see, we are a family owned and operated business. Our goal is to supply superior products at fair prices, combined with first rate service at all times. Our Mission Statement tells it all.
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