Archives for April 2009

McCoy Pottery Collectors 2009 Convention

The McCoy Pottery Collectors annual convention will be held July 12-18, 2009 in Zanesville, Ohio during Pottery Lovers Week.  The 2009 convention theme is "McCoy Goes Green".  Attendees are invited to bring pieces to include in the display from the following makers:  J.W. McCoy, Brush-McCoy, or Nelson McCoy. 

Other events and displays during the convention will include:

  • Show and Tell display of authentic, rare and unusual McCoy pottery.
  • McCoy fruit wall pockets
  • "McCoy Makes History" display featuring pieces with connection to some historical person, item or event.
  • In room selling of J.W. McCoy, Nelson McCoy, and Brush McCoy Pottery throughout the convention

The convention headquarters hotel will be the Comfort Inn located at 500 Monroe Street in Zanesville. 
For more information on the 2009 Convention, please visit the McCoy Pottery Collectors Society website.

Greg Myroth – McCoy Pottery

American Art Pottery Association 2009 Convention

The annual American Art Pottery Association convention will take place April 22-26, 2009 at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel in Langhorne, PA.  The convention includes an art pottery auction; two day pottery show and sale on April 25-26 consisting of 1000s of examples of American and European pottery including both antique and contemporary studio makers; as well as seminars, booth chats, and bus tours. The show and sale will also present an opportunity to view the Two Red Roses Foundation collection of arts and crafts pottery. 

This year's seminars will include:

  • an overview of the Two Red Roses Foundation's collection;
  • Arts and Crafts Pottery: What's In A Name" at the annual banquet on April 22, 2009;
  • Tile creations of William Grueby by Suzanne Perrault;
  • and Paul Katrich, Scott Draves, Eric Olson and Chris Powell on contemporary pottery.  

Two bus tours are also offered as part of the Convention activities. The tours include:

  • Craftsman Farms, Gustav Stickley's home on April 22, 2009
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art for a viewing of the Gordon collection of Rookwood Pottery.

Just Art Pottery