Join us for an informative Brown Baggin' Thru History on Friday, February 1st on the history and tradition of pottery in Ohio. All are welcome to attend this free program.
Among the earliest settlers to come west to the Ohio Territory were potters. Ohio's topography and geology created the perfect environment for potters to ply their trade and trade their wares. During Ohio's first century and a half, more than 1,000 potteries produced millions of pieces of pottery that were sold both locally and throughout the Ohio River Valley. From utilitarian stoneware to French-style porcelain, Ohio pottery was the result of both tradition and innovation, and it reflects the complex cultural and economic history of the state.