Club hosts special pottery exhibit at 61st annual WADA antique show

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Since 1951, the Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association (WADA) has been gathering each autumn, making their Oct. 5-6 event in Waukesha, Wis., the organization’s 61st Fall Show & Sale.

A special educational exhibit will be hosted at the WADA show by the Wisconsin Pottery Association based in Madison. A wide variety of pottery, not necessarily made in Wisconsin but collected by WPA members, will be on display. Volunteers will be on hand to discuss the pottery and answer pottery-related questions.

Norweta & Chicago Crucible Pottery, courtesy Iron Horse Antiques. Examples of Chicago Crucible are typically marked with a stamped Chicago Crucible mark. Photo courtesy WADA/Iron Horse Antiques

In addition to the pottery exhibit, customers can visit 55 carefully selected dealers from across the Midwest, who are bringing their finest antiques to the Milwaukee area for this respected event.

Education has long been one of the missions of the Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association. The organization published a series of educational videos more than a decade ago and recently re-released the timeless information in a DVD format. The videos are for sale on the WADA website.

The Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association was formed in 1948, making it the oldest continually functioning state antiques organization in America. This not-for-profit group is dedicated to preserving Wisconsin’s heritage and to providing ongoing education for its member dealers and the general public.

The Waukesha County Expo Center’s Forum Building, 1000 Northview Rd., Waukesha, Wis., is the home of this event. New show hours are Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

In addition to the good food customers have come to expect, a new Friday Night Fish Fry has been added to the menu. The show also has free parking, and there is an ATM on the premises.

Admission of $6 funds scholarships for high school students, as well as grants to Wisconsin historic and heritage groups. A $1 discount coupon is available.

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