The opening celebration started off with the pledge of allegiance and then the always anticipated plate breaking and introduction of the 2013 Pottery Queen.
"We’re celebrating the heritage of the pottery and the pottery industry and the folks here in the pottery valley I like to call it. This is where it all began actually, in this region," said Ken Papageorge, president of the museum’s board of directors.
The museum served home-made ice cream with a ceramic bowl that came with it for just a $3 donation. People also were able to bid on 10 commemorative ceramic plates that were auctioned off with all of the proceeds going to help keep the doors of the museum open.
"The pottery festival is happening today and it runs through Saturday. If they can come, they should. It’s a little wet, but it’s not flooding anymore and The Ceramic Museum is open until Sunday from 9 until 5 p.m," said Dale Hauge, a potter himself and a member of the board of directors.
The festival is at the Village Park in Roseville.