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Join Us for “Pottery on the Square”
You are invited to the annual Pottery on the Square Swap Meet in Monmouth, Illinois that is scheduled for June 27th, 2015 starting at 8:00am and running until noon, on Monmouth’s Public Square. Activities will include a pottery and stoneware swap meet and a pottery appraisal clinic. The 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. This event also provides a learning opportunity for the aspiring collector.
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 jug with a bail handle and a Monmouth Pottery Company TM logo. The jug stands approximately 5 3/4 inches tall (not including bail handle) and 4 3/8 inches in diameter. Place your order now for the jugs that will be available the day of the event. They are priced at $35 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 Monmouth Pottery Company jug 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.