Doug Grant’s American Art Pottery is featured at Chautauqua-Wawasee’s Artistic Evening on Thursday, July 26, at the Syracuse Community Center, 1013 Long Drive, Syracuse. The program will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Grant is known throughout the country for his compendium of American Art pottery, specializing in Overbeck, Weller, Roseville, Brown County, and Rookwood with an emphasis on wall pockets, which are ceramic pots (vases) that hang on a wall.
Grant, a Wawasee resident, has been a collector of American Art Pottery for 40 years. Grant is known in pottery circles as the “Wallpocket King.” Hundreds of pieces of his collection are featured in a book that was written 10 years ago by Professor Mark Bassett, entitled “American Art Pottery Wallpockets.”
A more recent book, “Clay Times Three” by Kathy McKimme, discusses Nashville Indiana Potteries, i.e., Brown County Pottery, Martz Pottery and Brown County Hills Pottery, exhibiting many pieces from the Grant Collection currently in museums. In addition, the finest collection of Overbeck Pottery in existence is located in the Midwest Museum of American Art and is exclusively from the Grants. Grant’s presentation will survey the American Ceramic movement and the joy of a lifetime collecting.
Chautauqua-Wawasee is a non-for profit organization truly dedicated to our community by providing quality program utilizing the four pillars of the Chautauqua Institution which consist of Arts, Education, Religion and Recreation. For more information on Artistic Evenings or Chautauqua-Wawasee, please contact Marlies Selent-West at 574-518-1094.