Critic’s Pick – Shaker Pottery in Lebanon

Shaker Pottery in Lebanon

By Jud Yalkut

The world’s only collection of Shaker Pottery at the Warren County Historical Museum in February is now part of the museum’s permanent collection. This collection is the only one of its kind because Union Village, the Shaker community in Turtlecreek Township, is believed to have been the only Shaker community to have produced pottery. The Shakers, being a self-reliant religious sect who pledged themselves to celibacy, lived and worked on a 4,500 acre community that operated between 1805 and 1916 on the site of the present Otterbein Retirement Center in Lebanon. The shards and fragments have been painstakingly assembled by Jessica Thress, the museum’s archeologist, from an archeological dig to preserve whatever remained of the large Shaker village. The Warren County History Center and its large collection and historical room reconstructions is located at 105 S. Broadway in Lebanon. Hours are from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon – 4 p.m. on Sunday with an admission charged. (513) 932-1817.

Jud Yalkut
NY born, moved to Ohio in 1973 to be Assistant Professor of Art at Wright State University (1973-1977); in NYC taught at School for Visual Arts, York College of the City University, and NYU Continuing Ed; six-time recipient of OAC Individual Artist Fellowings (including one in Criticism); 2005 Ohioana Citation in the Visual Arts in Ohio; 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District.

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