Hereford Pottery Society Festival Returns for 34th Year

Hereford Pottery Society Festival Returns for 34th Year

HEREFORD PA – The 34th annual summer pottery festival conducted by the Stahl’s Pottery Preservation Society, which highlights the art of Pennsylvania German redware potting, is scheduled to be held June 19 (2021; Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the society’s museum, 6826 Corning Road, Zionsville, about 3 miles northeast of Hereford.

The society is dedicated to rural arts and crafts revival pottery popular from the 1930s to 1950s, complete with a original round, bee-hive, wood-fired kiln. The festival’s historic site lies within the countryside of Powder Valley, and this year features 25 contemporary potters beneath individual pop-up tents. They’ll sell hand-crafted redware, stoneware and porcelain ware.

The day’s events also include:

  • Pottery-making demonstrations, and Raku pottery demonstrations;
  • An exhibit of original Stahl’s pottery in the nearby Thomas and Alice Stahl House Museum;
  • Tours of the potting building and wood-fired kiln;
  • Opportunities for children to try their hand at turning on a pottery wheel;
  • Stahl’s Pottery memorabilia and publications for sale; and
  • Traditional homemade refreshments and Pennsylvania German baked goods.

Parking is free. Admission is $4 per person, with children younger than age 18 admitted free. The festival will adhere to Pennsylvania and federal Center for Disease Control pandemic guidelines, with updates anticipated at the end of May. For more information, call 484-306-3868 or send an e-mail to stahlspottery@aol.com.

This event has been added to The Post calendar, here.

Photos supplied by the Stahl’s Pottery Preservation Society