In 2018, Kevin and Vincent Potter travelled to Providence, RI in search of antique jewelry dies, and found the Cranston Fancy Wire Company. The company was with its second owner, who had to close the business. The Potters arrived at the perfect time to purchase the company. It had been running patterned wire and sheet in gold, silver and other base metals since 1867.
To keep the antique patterns in circulation, Potter USA bought the company and the Cranston Fancy Wire Co. is now ongoing. The company offers patterned wire and metal sheets in copper, brass and silver, run through the original 1800s rolling mill that came with the company. The company is managed, and the patterns are milled and tended to by Vincent Potter, the son of Potter USA founder Kevin Potter.
--Written by Amber Soland