Archives for January 2008

Antiques Roadshow 2008 Schedule & Website Update

The PBS appraisal program Antiques Roadshow has announced its 2008 schedule.  Dates and locations for the remaining 15 new episodes include:

  • January 28, February 4 & 11 in Orlando, Florida
  • February 18, 25 and March 24 in San Antonio, Texas
  • March 31, April 7 and 14 in Spokane Washington
  • April 21, 28 and May 5 in Louisville, Kentucky
  • May 12, 19 and 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada

The Roadshow has also updated its website and now includes features that are available only online. These include Roadshow Archive which will house every appraisal broadcast on the show and a variety of articles on antiques and collectibles.  While there isn’t a whole lot on art pottery, I did come across interesting articles on North Dakota School of Mines Pottery and Overbeck Pottery

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Collect Antiques? – Every Collector Add A Collector

All of us have heard the complaints that there are too few new collectors entering the antiques and collectibles market.  I often hear the same concerns from fellow art pottery collectors and dealers. 

In an effort to attract new collectors, a group of antique dealers and trade members have started an initiative called "Every Collector Add a Collector."  The "Every Collector Add a Collector" initiative urges each one of us who already has in interest in antiques and collectibles to share their collector interest with friends, family and co-workers. 

I understand the group has assembled a color brochure that emphasizes the fun and affordable aspects of collecting antiques and encourages collectors to "mentor" someone who could become interested in collecting antiques.  This seems like an easy and inexpensive way for collectors, dealers, auctioneers, etc. to make sure we are attracting new people to the antiques and collectibles market. 

Greg Myroth – Just Art Pottery

Roseville Pottery Historical Marker

Roseville Pottery collectors may be interested in this video of the dedication ceremony of a historical marker commemorating the site of the original Roseville Pottery Company in Zanesville, Ohio. The historical marker was dedicated on July 17, 2007 during the annual Pottery Lovers Reunion in Zanesville. 

Our friend and Iowa Art Pottery Association president Ted Priester presided over the ceremony. The video includes remarks by the Mayor of Zanesville, our friend and president of the American Art Pottery Association, Arnie Small, our friend and president of the Pottery Lovers, Joe Tunnell and Ohio Historical Society curator, Stacia Kuceyeski. The video runs about 10 minutes and provides some interesting information on the original Roseville Pottery works, the American Art Pottery Association and the City of Zanesville.

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Weller Pottery Reference Books

The following is a list of the best books on Weller Pottery.


The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Weller Pottery, Sharon and Bob Huxford


All About Weller: A History and Collector’s Guide to Weller Pottery, Zanesville, Ohio, Ann Gilbert McDonald


Weller Pottery: The Rare, The Unusual, The Seldom Seen,  Linda Carrigan and Allan Wunsch


All About Weller Book II: A History of Weller Pottery, the Founder, the Family, the Lines, and the Artists, Ann Gilbert McDonald


Weller, Roseville and related Zanesville Art Pottery and Tiles with Price Guide, Betty Ward & Nancy Schiffer


Weller Pottery with Price Guide, Jeffrey B. Snyder


Weller Pottery Identification and Price Guide, Denise and David Rago

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Upcoming Art Pottery and Arts and Crafts Events

Here is a list of some upcoming art pottery related events through the spring of 2008.

Vanishing Frontier: Rookwood, Famy and the American Indian – Cincinnati Art Museum – Cincinnati, OH – Through January 20, 2008

This exhibit presents a rare collection of Rookwood pottery, Native American artifacts and art work by Henry Farny. The exhibition includes 52 Rookwood portrait vases, plaques and mugs from the James J. Gardner Collection. There are also 40 works by Henry Farny and over 35 American Indian artifacts from the Art Museum’s permanent collection.

The Los Angeles Pottery ShowThe Pasadena Center – Pasadena, CA – February 9-10, 2008

The show includes over 95 art pottery and tile dealers in the Conference Building of The Pasadena Center. Other show highlights include book signings and verbal appraisal services. In addition to the pottery show a visit to Pasadena is not complete without a stop at the famous Greene and Greene Gamble House. The Gamble House was built in 1908 and is located in Pasadena’s arts and crafts district.

The 21st Annual Arts & Crafts Conference & Antique ShowGrove Park Inn – Asheville, NC – February 22-24, 2008

Since its beginning, the Grove Park Arts and Crafts Conference & Antique Show has been dedicated to the education of Arts and Crafts collectors.  The event is a must attend for arts and crafts enthusiasts ranging from new collectors, curators, craftsman, authors, contractors and builders, architects, designers, decorators, and craftsman or bungalow home owners. 

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Pottery Lovers Reunion Zanesville 2008

The 2008 Pottery Lovers Reunion in Zanesville, Ohio will be held from July 10th through July 16th.  A few of the pottery events going on during the week include:

  • Pottery dealers will start arriving around July 10th to start room sales in the local hotels.  Primary hotels for room pottery sales are the Holiday Inn and Best Western.   
  • Pottery Lovers official events begin at the Zanesville Holiday Inn on July 14th. Official Pottery Lovers activities will include a mixer party, banquet and pottery auction.
  • Pottery Lovers Show and Sale July 18-19, 2008 at the Pritchard Laughlin Convention Center in Cambridge, Ohio.

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Roseville Pottery Middle Period Patterns

Most Roseville Pottery collectors define "middle period" Roseville Pottery as the lines that were produced between 1920 and 1938. This time line for middle period Roseville patterns covers the years of the company presidencies of Russell Young and Anna Young.

The following Roseville pottery patterns are from the middle period of production and are organized in order of the year each line was introduced by the pottery.  Mark Bassett’s Introducing Roseville Pottery provides the most accurate information regarding the year each pattern was introduced. 

Roseville Pottery middle period patterns introduced between 1920 and 1930

  • Dogwood I (textured)            Dsc03312
  • Rozane Patterns
  • Sylvan
  • Vista
  • Rosecraft Colors
  • Imperial I
  • Lustre
  • Volpato
  • Corinthian
  • Florentine
  • Juvenile
  • La Rosa
  • Rosecraft Hexagon
  • Victorian Art
  • Dogwood II (smooth)
  • Carnelian I (drip glazes)
  • Rosecraft Panel
  • Lombardy
  • Tuscany
  • Normandy
  • Cremona
  • Dahlrose
  • Futura
  • Carnelian II (mottled glazes)
  • Savona

Roseville Pottery middle period patterns introduced between 1930 and 1938

  • Imperial II (glazes)
  • EarlamPict1810a
  • Ferella
  • Sunflower
  • Montacello
  • Windsor
  • Jonquil
  • Baneda
  • Blackberry
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Tourmaline
  • Artcraft
  • Falline
  • Wisteria
  • Laurel
  • Topeo
  • Luffa
  • Russco
  • Pine Cone
  • Velmoss
  • Morning Glory
  • Orian
  • Clemana
  • Primrose
  • Moderne
  • Moss
  • Thornapple
  • Dawn
  • Ixia
  • Poppy
  • Teasel
  • Fuchsia
  • Iris

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