Wisconsin Pottery Show 2008

The Wisconsin Pottery Association will conduct its 13th annual Pottery Show and Sale this Saturday August 23, 2008 from 9:00AM until 4:00PM at the Exhibit Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. 

The show is a great time and is always filled with active pottery collectors and dealers.  One of the nice things about this show is that there is something for every level of collector.  Entry level or budgetary conscious collectors can find moderated priced examples of pottery such as Haegar, McCoy, Red Wing, Roseville and many others.  More advanced pottery collectors will be able to find higher end Rookwood, Roseville, Weller, Grueby, Teco, Newcomb, Fulper, Van Briggle, Norse, Marblehead and much more.  The show also always includes a nice selection of contemporary pottery from makers such as Common Ground, Door and Ephraim Pottery.

Buyers can expect to browse pottery and dinnerware from the 1880s to the present.  Styles displayed and offered for sale will include Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, Mid-Century Modern and Art Nouveau.

In addition to the Pottery Show and Sale, the Association also puts on an annual exhibit.  The 2008 exhibit is titled Pauline and the Pottery of Edgerton, Wisconsin.  The exhibit will include a wide selection of pottery from the Edgerton area including Pauline Pottery, American Clay Works, Edgerton Pottery Company, Rock Pottery, Pickard China, Edgerton Art Clay Works and Norse Pottery.

Previous years exhibits have included topics such as:

  • Fulper, Clifton & More The Art Pottery of New Jersey
  • Art Deco and Modern Style Ceramics 1910-1940
  • The Mission Style: How the Arts & Crafts Movement Influenced American Pottery 1900-1920
  • The French Connection: Impressionism in French and American Pottery 1873-1900
  • Roseville America’s Decorative Art Pottery
  • Haeger:  The Early And The Extraordinary

Other popular features of the show include What is it?  Collectors can bring up to two mystery pots for potential identification and evaluation. 

If you get a chance to attend the show, please stop by and and say hi to Lana and I.  We will be bringing a nice selection of Roseville, Weller, Rookwood, a few pieces of Newcomb from a small collection, Van Briggle from a large estate collection and many other items.  If there is something of interest in our inventory that you would like to see at the show drop us an email or give us a call. 

Greg Myroth – Just Art Pottery

American Art Pottery Association 2008 Annual Convention

The American Art Association will hold its annual convention April 23-27, 2008 in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Lambertville, New Jersey area.  The convention headquarters will be the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.  Convention activities will include seminar presentations, annual banquet, art pottery auction, two-day pottery show and sale, bus tour, and book signing event. 

One of the highlights of the convention will be the two-day pottery show and sale, featuring dozens of pottery dealers from throughout the US including Just Art Pottery.  The show will be held at the headquarters hotel on Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th and will feature American and European art pottery and modern studio ceramics.  The show and sale opens to convention registered members for a private viewing and sale on Saturday from 11:00AM to 12:00PM.  The pottery show will be open to the general public from 12:00PM to 5:00PM Saturday and from 11:00AM to 4:00PM Sunday.  If you are able to attend, please stop by and say hello.

The seminars will include an impressive roster of speakers on various American and European art pottery topics.  The Association’s annual banquet will be held on the evening of April 23, 2008.  On April 24th a bus tour will focus on the accomplishments of Henry Chapman Mercer.  The Association’s auction will be held on Friday evening. 

Various convention packages are available and all events are open to the general public. 

Greg MyrothJust Art Pottery

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. 

Greg Myroth – Just Art Pottery


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.

Greg Myroth – Just Art Pottery

Wisconsin Pottery Show 2007

The 2007 Wisconsin Pottery Show & Sale was held August 27th in Madison, Wisconsin.  As usual the Association put together an impressive exhibit titled "Fulper, Clifton & More, the Art Pottery of New Jersey".  The exhibit featured a wide variety of Fulper pottery as well as examples of Volkmar, Jersey City, Poillon, and some of the best arts and crafts era Clifton pottery I have seen. 

As far as the sale went, it was great to see and visit with many of our regular website customers and in some cases to put a face to an email address for the first time for some of our newer collectors.  The crowd was strong throughout the day and many pottery shoppers were in a buying mode. 

It was good to see the continued interest in Roseville pottery.  We found sales particularly strong for middle period Roseville patterns such as Baneda and Sunflower.  Scandinavian pottery and early Van Briggle also saw a lot of interest from collectors.  Contemporary pottery from Ephraim Faience and Door Pottery was also very popular with the sale attendees.  For whatever reason, interest in Rookwood and Weller seemed somewhat lower than at past pottery shows. 

The Wisconsin Pottery Show is likely the best of its kind in the Midwest and is a great opportunity to see some of the best contemporary pottery makers as well as an excellent selection of dealers offering antique American and European art pottery.  If you get a chance to attend it is definitely worth the trip. 

Greg Myroth – JustArtPottery.com

American Art Pottery Association 2007 Convention

The American Art Pottery Association (AAPA) will hold its 2007 convention April 25-29th in Cleveland, Ohio.  The AAPA convention will include an art pottery show and sale, seminars, art pottery auction, and a book signing event by recognized authors. 

Other events at the pottery convention include an afternoon trolley tour that stops at a library with tile works by both Grueby and Rookwood.  There is also a bus tour featuring art and architecture from the Cleveland area.  Highlights of the bus tour will include visits to museum collections, building tours, outdoor sculptures by Viktor Schreckengost, the Cowan Pottery Museum, and a guided tour of the art deco interior of Severance Hall and its tile installations attributed to Grueby and Pewabic Pottery.

The conventions art pottery seminars will include Mark Bassett, co-author of Cowan Pottery and the Cleveland School who will discuss ceramics of the Cleveland School; Jo Cunningham who will discuss Viktor Schreckengost dinnerware designs; Dr. James Murphy who will discuss Ohio ceramics; and nationally recognized antiques experts Ralph and Terry Kovel who will discuss their pottery collecting. 

A panel featuring representatives of the Zanesville Art Center, Erie Art Museum, and History Museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society will present the challenges of building museum ceramics collections compared with constructing private art pottery collections. 

Greg Myroth – JustArtPottery.com

McCoy Pottery Collectors' Society

The McCoy Pottery Collectors’ Society will be hosting the annual McCoy Pottery collectors reunion from July 15 through July 21, 2007.  The headquarters for the McCoy convention will be the Comfort Inn in Zanesville, Ohio.  Pict6754

The theme for the 2007 McCoy convention is "The Blues".  Any J.W. McCoy, Nelson McCoy, or Brush-McCoy Pottery in shades of blue is welcome to be added to the display.  Highlights of the reunion include a mixer and pottery auction on July 15, 2007 and Pottery Show and Tell on July 16, 2007.  All pottery for the Show and Tell must be produced by the J.W. McCoy, Nelson McCoy, or Brush-McCoy Pottery.  Another popular event during the covention is the in-room selling which will take place throughout the week. 

Greg MyrothShop for McCoy Pottery

Zanesville Pottery Lovers Reunion 2007

Mark your calenders for the 2007 Pottery Lovers Reunion in Zanesville, Ohio.   The 2007 Zanesville Pottery Lovers event runs from July 16th through July 21st.  The following is a schedule of pottery events going on during the week:

  • Room sales in area hotels:  July 16-18, 2007
  • Mixer party, show and tell (the theme will be "Your Prized Possession"): July 17, 2007
  • Pottery Lovers Banquet: July 18, 2007
  • Pottery Lovers Auction: July 19, 2007
  • Pottery Lovers 25th Anniversary Show and Sale: July 20-21, 2007

More information on the Pottery Lovers Reunion can be found at www.potterylovers.org.

Greg Myroth

Art Pottery Show Schedule

The Los Angeles Pottery Show – September 30-October 1 – The Pasadena Center – Pasadena, CA

29th Annual APEC/American Pottery, Earthenware & China Show & Sale – Saturday, October 14, 2006 – Lake County Fairgrounds – Grayslake, IL

Bay Area Pottery Show – January 28-28, 2007 – Santa Clara County Fairgrounds – San Jose, CA

6th Annual Florida Winter Antique & Collectible Art Pottery Show & Sale – January 27-28, 2007 – Maitland Civic Center – Maitland, FL

Annual Convention of the American Art Pottery Association – April 25-29, 2007 – Holiday Inn – Cleveland, OH

Greg Myroth                                                                                          

Wisconsin Pottery Show 2006 Photos

Here are few pictures from this years Wisconsin Pottery Show including view of one of the exhibitor rooms, a nice display of Amphora Pottery, and JustArtPottery.com’s display.  1wpa_2006_3     Amphora_pottery_wpa_2006                                                 Justartpottery_wpa_20062