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Join Us Monmouth, IL for “Pottery on the Square”
Celebrating Monmouth, Illinois’ historic tradition of creating quality stoneware and pottery is the idea behind our annual Pottery on the Square Swap Meet event on June 28th, 2014 starting at 8:00am and running until noon, on Monmouth’s Public Square. This event also provides a learning opportunity for the aspiring collector. Activities will include a pottery and stoneware swap meet, pottery demonstration, and window display of rare pottery pieces.
The pottery appraisal clinic will begin at 8:30am, where knowledgeable Illinois pottery collectors will be on hand to examine pieces of Illinois pottery brought by the public. Rare items have been seen at the appraiser’s booth and it is exciting to see what prized item might show up.
In conjunction with the event the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce is offering to the public an opportunity to purchase a handcrafted limited-edition, bristol mini crock with handles and a Monmouth Pottery Company TM two men in a crock logo. The mini crock stands approximately 2 ¼ inches tall and 2 inches in diameter. Each crock is inscribed with 1 of 250 on the bottom along with the Maple City Pottery logo. Only 250 crocks will be made and are on a first come first serve basis. Place your order now for the mini crocks that will be available the day of the event. They are priced at $25 and shipping charges vary based on quantity ordered.
Monmouth Pottery Company was formed on February 1, 1893. They manufactured all kinds of stoneware and survived a few plant fires. Monmouth Pottery Company used their name on their products in different fonts and different designs along with various logos. Then on November 29, 1905 Monmouth Pottery Company was sold and by 1906 was merged with six other pottery companies to form Western Stoneware.
For more information on the event or the commemorative Monmouth Pottery Company Two Men in a crock mini crock please contact the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce at 309-734-3181 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also go to the “Pottery on the Square” page of the Chamber’s website for information and photos from last year’s event, www.monmouthilchamber.com.