July Is For Pottery Lovers



The best of american art pottery will be on display in Zanesville, Ohio next week.

The Pottery Lovers Show & Sale – the longest running pottery show in the country – will start July 9th through the 13th at the Holiday Inn Express in Zanesville, OH with plenty of opportunities to have some summer fun and connect with fellow collectors.

What makes the show unique? Dealers will set up shop in their hotel rooms and collectors shop from room to room. This affords the buyers/collectors time to speak with the sellers and gain knowledge about the fantastic american art pottery in each room. Sellers dealing in museum-quality antique pieces will be represented in the show as well as contemporary potters.

“The Pottery Lovers Show and Sale has been going on in Zanesville, Ohio, where Roseville, Weller and other potteries were produced, for 40 plus years,” says Arnie Small of Barbara Gerr Antiques. “Dealers from all across the Country come to Zanesville every July with the finest selection of vintage and contemporary pottery. There is something for everyone!”



The Schedule:

Tuesday (Evening) July 9, 2019
Grill Fest! – The ‘Grill Fest’ is scheduled for Tuesday evening around 5 PM at the Holiday Inn Express. For Pottery Lovers in town on Tuesday, please join us for some burgers, dogs, and potato salad, compliments of Barbara Gerr Antiques. Fuel up for when room sales open soon after!

Tuesday – Saturday, July 9-13, 2019
Room Sales – Room sales open after the Grill Fest on Tuesday evening and will continue each day through Saturday at 5 PM. Rooms are open for sales at each dealers discretion but most dealers stay open from morning till dinner and then throughout the evening.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Pottery Lovers Show  & Tell – This year’s theme is “Green”. Show & Tell will be conducted from 6 – 7 PM with a quick and informal donation pottery auction to follow. An Ice Cream Social, featuring Tom’s Ice Cream, will begin around 7:30 PM or so.

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Pottery Lovers Banquet – The banquet will be held on Thursday evening this year so dealers can remain open for sales on Friday evening. It will still be held at the Zanesville Museum of Art at 6:30 PM. A welcoming reception and exhibit begins at 5 PM at the museum. Our speaker will be announced.

Friday, July 12, 2019
Show 9 – 5 PM – Along with dealer room sales, there is a small show, beginning on Friday, that features dealers who couldn’t set up in rooms for the week.

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Show 9 – 4 PM, Room sales end at 5 PM – The show continues until 4 pm and dealer room sales will conclude at 5 PM.


The hospitality desk will be open all week, managed by Alva and Marlene and staffed by volunteers. Collectors can also purchase banquet tickets as well as view and bid on silent auction items at the hospitality desk.


Special Deals

Special at Denny’s Classic Diner – Denny’s is offering the Meat Lover’s Slam breakfast for $5.99 all month. The meal includes two eggs cooked to order, two pancakes, three bacon strips, and three sausage links.

Pottery Lovers Reunion – A gathering of pottery lovers to buy, sell, trade, and talk pottery with others with like interests from all over the country. For more information call Chris Powell (614) 582-3903 or email [email protected]

Free admission at Zainesville Museum of Art – show your badge and get free admission to the Zainesville Museum of Art. Hours of admission are Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM, Thursday 10 AM to 7:30 PM. For more info, call (740) 452-0741

Specials at Ohio Pottery Norwich – Located at 8540 East Pike in Norwich, I-70, exit 164, specials and bargains await you at Ohio Pottery Norwich. Items from several closed companies are still available. Open Monday- Saturday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Sunday 10 AM to 5:30 PM. For more info, call (740) 872-3137.

Free tours at the National Road & Zane Grey Museum – tours are free for pottery lovers July 9th -13th at the National Road & Zane Grey Museum. A wonderful display of over 200 pieces of pottery including great examples of American Encaustic and Mosaic tile, all you have to do is take a drive east on the National Road. For more information, call (740) 872-3143.

Zainesville Pottery – Check out our pottery studio and say hello to our in-house potter. We’ve got 3 large buildings with exciting collections of pottery from every part of the world!

10% off Dorsets N Daylilies in Peak Bloom – Visit Dorsets N Daylilies to view over 900 beautiful hybridized daylilies that are available for sale in this state-inspected garden. Offering 10% off to Pottery Lovers. 3660 Big B Road, Zanesville, Ohio. Call ahead for more information: (740) 819-8313.

15% off at Weasel Boy Brewing Co – Mention “Pottery Lovers” and receive 15% off your bill at Weasel Boy Brewing Company, featuring a full service pizzeria and outdoor riverside seating. Located at 126 Muskingum Avenue. Call (740) 455-3767 for more information.

Please visit www.potterylovers.org for updated information.