Stories tagged with: Pottery

July 10, 2014 - 3:17pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

The 49th Annual Crooksville-Roseville Pottery Festival began Thursday.

The event began at the Ohio Ceramic Museum with a plate breaking ceremony at noon today and was followed by the grounds opening at Crooksville Village Park. Rhonda Tolliver Abele says the event has a lot to offer visitors. Food, music, a parade, a pie baking contest and a fishing contest, are just a few of the things people can enjoy. Of course, plenty of pottery will be present to celebrate the areas rich potting...

July 20, 2013 - 4:50pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

Local ceramists came out to the Zanesville Museum of Art to teach a free Raku pottery lesson to visitors on Saturday.

The Raku technique for creating pottery originated during the 15th century by the Raku family in Japan who wanted to speed up the firing process.

"They were looking to produce wear quicker and more efficiently that wasn't ventrified so this is lower fire wear is immersed in to kiln and it's immediately dropped into combustibles," said Ceramist, Art...

July 14, 2013 - 8:42pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

Pottery lovers gathered Sunday at an annual convention for a local pottery company.

Sunday was the 28th annual McCoy Pottery Collector's Convention. This year's theme was McCoy's Yellow Palette, but at the auction today there were pieces of all colors, decades and sizes. The McCoy pieces that are mainly collected by the group are from 1910 through the late 1980's.

"Pickle jars, and crocks and things, and then the dime stores years of Kresge's in the fifties, and later on...

July 11, 2013 - 4:13pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

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...

July 8, 2013 - 4:46pm
2 years 8 weeks ago

Southeastern Ohio is known for its rich history of pottery and this year, over 75 dealers from across the U.S. and Canada are coming to our area to sell, buy and trade pottery during pottery week.

"The location for them this year is Holiday Inn Express and there are lots of rooms that are filled with pottery so there's pottery for sale and the sales are happening in the rooms. And there's also an auction that will take place here this week," said Kelly Ashby, VP of the...

July 15, 2011 - 11:09am
4 years 7 weeks ago

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...

July 6, 2011 - 4:39pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

Beginning pottery enthusiast throughout the nation will come to Zanesville.

The annual pottery week celebration serves as a reunion for collectors of pottery. The 10 days of festivities will include sales, auctions, trades and events. The Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce's Lori Kappes said, more than 500 people will attend.

"And they fill our hotels and they eat in our restaurants, and they shop in our shops," explained Kappes. "And so it's...

July 13, 2010 - 6:09pm
5 years 7 weeks ago

Are you looking for "A Taste of Zanesville?"

The downtown area will be hopping tomorrow from 5:30-8 p.m. for the annual event.

"It's important to offer these events to our community. So, you can continue to showcase what Muskingum County is known for and to get folks in and out of our businesses that are included downtown, " says Kelly Ashby of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce.

There will be music, an Earth to Arts Show at the library...

July 11, 2010 - 7:31pm
5 years 7 weeks ago

What's a collection if it's not complete? Pottery enthusiasts are always on the hunt for that one piece that might put the finishing touches on their collections.

This weekend at the Ramada Inn, 'Pottery Lovers' held their annual reunion that gives them the chance to look through others' collections.

"There's people from all over the United States to find pottery that they need for their collections and there's people that come just to sell those pieces," says John...

July 10, 2010 - 8:03pm
5 years 7 weeks ago

For the next 10 days, pottery is going to be all the rage in Muskingum County, and people are traveling from all over the country to get their hands on these historic pieces of art.

Staff from Zanesville Pottery, which is located just off US 40, say they're thrilled with the turnout.

"It's been a little better this year, although this is the first day. People come out during the week so it seems to pick up as we go, " says Kim Castor of Zanesville Pottery.


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