By Jonas Weir
Steven Ayers is a Hannibal luminary.
Although the town is known as Mark Twain’s hometown, Steven’s pottery shop, Ayers Pottery, has become another attraction. The shop delights parents and children alike. While adults shop for handmade ceramics, the kids will enjoy watching Steven and others at work.
With nearly three decades of experience, Steven is a master at creating earthenware for refined tastes. On top of cementing his place as Hannibal’s resident potter, Steven has also helped revive the business district.
Not far from Ayers Pottery, at 308 N. Third Street, is Steven’s gift shop, Fresh Ayers, at 209 N. Main Street. While you’re there shopping for furniture and home décor, you can visit Java Jive, right next door. It’s the go-to coffeehouse and another part of the Ayers empire.
Visit AyersPottery.com to learn more.