Last updated: July 07. 2014 3:13PM - 347 Views
By Charlene Hoeflich

Hundreds of people gather in Crooksville for the annual natiional Hull Pottery convention.
Hundreds of people gather in Crooksville for the annual natiional Hull Pottery convention.
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POMEROY — Area collectors will be traveling to Crooksville this weekend for the national show of Hull Pottery.

The Hull Pottery Association will open at Crooksville High School with a social gathering of members from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Roseville Community Center.

The show will be Friday and Saturday (July 11-12) at Crooksville High School. Show hours are Friday 11 a.m. for HPA members only and opens at noon for general public. The show closes at 4 p.m. Friday, while Saturday show hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The HPA auction will be 2 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds benefit HPA.

Iva Sisson, of Rutland, who is a long-time avid collector of Hull pottery, is a member of the HPA and annually travels to Crooksville, home of production of Hull pottery, for the national show.

Those who want to join the Hull Pottery Association can do so at the show or send a check to Hull Pottery Association, c/o Gloria Giese, 4806 West Hilltop Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901. Membership includes a quarterly newsletter, early admittance to HPA shows, a free dinner at the national show and the opportunity to order one or two of HPA’s annual commemoratives. The annual fee is $15 for a couple and $10 for a single membership.

HPA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1993 with the mission to preserve, educate and promote Hull Pottery, its collectors and its heritage.

The Hull Pottery Association conducts shows and sales on a regional and national basis, and identifying and strengthening relationships with antique dealers who prominently show and sell Hull Pottery.

In this context, HPA recognizes and honors the work and dedication of Hull employees who contributed in the design, production and sale of Hull Pottery.

Finally, the association will recognize and support individuals who author and publish books which provide historical information, display pictures of a great number of Hull pieces, and provide price guidelines for each piece.

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