by David Miller

David Miller is the Publisher and Editor of Loveland Magazine

Loveland, Ohio – Whistle Stop Clay Works (WSCW), an intimate pottery studio in Historic Downtown, is excited to announce that Bonnie McNett has purchased the business from co-founders Tim O’Grady and Kay Bolin. The studio, which opened in 2010, will have ownership transferred effective April 1, 2022.  

“We could not be happier or more excited for the future of Whistle Stop Clay Works, the pottery students, and the Loveland area. Whistle Stop is a vibrant, interactive business and a real asset to this community,” said current co-owner, Kay Bolin.

The acquisition of WSCW by McNett will allow the studio’s mission of bringing the ceramic arts to Loveland to continue and provide local residents a way to explore their creativity and relax with friends and family. McNett, who has been Operations Manager for five years, brings an energy and vision to WSCW that has helped the business prosper and grow. She has been an instructor at the studio for 8 years and has been involved in the ceramic arts for over 30 years

O’Grady and Bolin decided it was time for them to try retirement again. Both had previously retired from a textile company, but in 2010 bought the property at 119 Harrison Avenue and converted the building to the WSCW teaching studio and art gallery.

Whistle Stop Clay Works is a ceramics studio located in historic downtown Loveland, Ohio. The studio offers classes for adults and children, workshops, private parties, team building activities, firing packages for artists with home studios, and an art gallery.  The studio is located at 119 Harrison Avenue and can be reached at (513) 683-2529 or at

Bonnie McNett

Studio owner & manager

[email protected]

(513)683-2529 or (513)325-4132

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