The Wisconsin Pottery Association will hold its 13th annual Pottery Show and Sale on Aug. 23, 2008. All types of antique and collectible pottery will be on sale and some 50 pottery dealers from across the nation will participate, as well as noted studio potters.
Pauline and the Pottery of Edgerton, Wisconsin, is the theme of this year’s exhibit. Visitors will see a great selection of Edgerton, Wisconsin, Pottery including Pauline, Norse, Rock, and American Art Clay.
The ever-popular What Is It? will again be part of the event—bring your mystery pottery item to the show (two per admission) and Wisconsin Pottery Association members will informally identify and evaluate it.
The exhibit’s very special guest this year is Ori-Anne Pagel, author of Pauline Pottery: a pictorial supplement to “Edgerton’s History in Clay.” Ori-Anne will discuss and answer questions about antique Edgerton artware.
Buyers can expect our 50+ dealers to be selling pottery and dinnerware dating from the 1880s to the present. Styles range from Art Deco and Streamline to Arts and Crafts, Mid-Century Modern, and Art Nouveau, from companies such as Fulper, Rookwood, McCoy, Roseville, Weller, Cowan, Red Wing, and many more.
The Pottery Show and Sale, and the Exhibit: Pauline & the Pottery of Edgerton, Wisconsin, will be one day only, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, in Madison, Wis., at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center, just off Rimrock Road near John Nolan Drive. From I-90, take exit 142A, Hwy 12-18 west 5 miles to Exit 262, Rimrock Road then, north 1/4 mile. For a map, visit www.wisconsinpottery.org. The Exhibit and Show will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission will be $5.
Parking will be $5 or free with a parking coupon downloaded from the WPA Web site or any official WPA ad or display card. The coupon or ad must be presented to the parking attendant at the Alliant Energy Center for free parking.
While you are in Madison, check out the Ceramic Arts Studio Collectors Convention at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. Check out their Web site at www.cascollectors.com for details.
This will be the Wisconsin Pottery Association’s 13th Pottery Show and Exhibit of Art Pottery and dinnerware. The WPA is a non-profit organization formed in 1992 by collectors interested in studying and promoting collectible pottery. Meetings are held monthly and include speakers and informal discussions on pottery.
For more information, visit www.wisconsinpottery.org or call 608-249-6898.