Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pottery in Ohio Amish Country


One thing you wouldn't expect to find in Amish Country are artisans that make pottery, but you will find some great pottery in Holmes County, Ohio.  Holmes County Pottery has Ohio's largest wood fired kiln.  It takes approximately 8 days to load the kiln each time that they want to fire it.  You will find everything from ornaments to coffee mugs, patio pots, lamps and more!  Treaty Line Pottery is owned by Carol Ohl.  Their kiln is also wood-fired and can hold 500 pieces.  It takes 24-40 hours to fire and you will find everything from pots to mugs to bird houses and more.  The Pottery Niche has North Central Ohio's largest selection of imported Polish Pottery.  Each piece is unique and beautiful colors.  Many stores, such as Lehman's Hardware, also carry a variety of pottery.  Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast will post on their Calendar of Events when the kilns are being fired at the local pottery places so that guests can come to the kiln opening sale.  They will also map out directions for a cultural tour of other area artisans such as Bowden Bells.  The next time you visit Holmes County Amish Country be sure to check out Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast and the other exciting things to see and do!
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

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