Hull Pottery Show Underway in Crooksville

by Mark Bullion on July 8, 2011 at 6:39 am

Calling all pottery lovers across southeast Ohio.

The 19th annual Hull Pottery Association Show is underway at Crooksville High School. Over 30 vendors from across the country have set up shop inside the school’s cafeteria. Vice President Steve Belhorn says one of the goals of the yearly show is to help preserve pottery’s history, especially since Hull Pottery was based out of Crooksville.

"Many years ago, it was very big, it was shipped all over the country and world, it was made here in Perry and Muskingum counties," said Belhorn.

Belhorn says a lot of the traditional pottery from the early 20th century has become so rare because of technological advances in mass production of the pieces.

"Most of it was hand turned or it was made from a mold and then decorated with the colors and then a finisher may do the painting of the floral arrangement," said Belhorn.

If you still want to check out the show, there still is time. The show runs from 10 am until 3 Saturday, July 9th..