Local pottery conventions and shows are in full swing, but the weather is even putting a damper on that. The Pottery Lovers convention spent most of the day in the dark. The Zanesville Holiday Inn was one of the places without power. Organizations were left helpless due to the lack of electricity. “We have approximately one hundred rooms with people that have pottery for sale. Without power, you can’t seem them, you can’t show pottery and talk pottery in the dark,” said Ted Sallaz, former president of Pottery Lovers. Besides shutting down the convention, it also creates a financial strain. The Pottery Lovers are a non-profit organization and most of the money comes out of their own pockets. “It’s not cheap to come down here and spend a week in our rooms, pay the hotel bill, eat out and everything. So it’s quite frustrating,” said Sallaz. The power did come back on for the convention a little after one o’clock. Now the mixer party and auction preview will go on as planned at seven o’clock tonight.