Midwest Living Review
Brickyard Pottery and Glassworks is a treasure. The business first opened in 1980 in Barronett's old Brickyard School, so named because the town's brickyards donated the bricks for the school's 1921 construction. Owners Brian and Mary Dosch sell their own artwork here (pottery, stained glass and etched glass), plus that of a select group of 25 other artists. Ninety-five percent of the other artists are northern Wisconsin residents or have ties to the area.
A wide variety of artwork is available: clay, glass, jewelry, paintings, photography, fibers, prints and cards. You'll also find handcrafted infants' shoes, decorative silk scarves, mirrors and lamps. While the shop's best-selling items change from year to year, Mary Dosch says the functional pottery is always popular, plus the watercolors by Marie Sweeney. Mary is also known for her fish artwork, and those pieces sell well, too. (Check out the enormous mosaic fish outside, dubbed "The Shardk," plus the shop's lower-level restroom, extensively decorated with an aquatic-themed mosaic.)
The Brickyard doesn't hold a wealth of special events, but it is part of the Fall Splendor Art Meander in September and hosts an open house around the holidays.