Pottery Lover’s Dream

by Ashley Zilka on July 15, 2011 at 11:14 am

It’s a pottery lover’s dream. People from all over the country can come right here to Southeastern Ohio for the annual Crooksville-Roseville Pottery Festival.

At the Festival, you have the opportunity to purchase unique pottery that is different every year and in a limited amount. The festival officially started yesterday with a traditional ceremony at the National Ceramic Museum and Heritage Center.

"We had a plate breaking formally yesterday at 12 o’clock. It went really beautiful. We made over 1,000 dollars yesterday from the plate breaking as well as whatever we sold in our gift shops here," said Volunteer Dorothea Forgrave. 

Forgrave says the pottery business here in Southeastern Ohio makes history due to a special type of clay found in the area. Both the gallery and gift shop at the museum feature a diverse collection of local artists.

"Misty Johnson. She actually went to Kent State here in Ohio. She’s teaching our potter’s wheel class; she has done that for the last two years for us. She spins her own pieces and has her own studio," said Forgrave.

The festival will continue until Sunday at 5 p.m.