Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bottle Kiln fur George the Lad...

This furst picture is on a BIG Wall that is located in East Liverpool, there are SEVERAL panels that show thingys in the area and throughout the state of OHIO.
Now THIS is a series of pictures that my mom took of a bottle kiln that has been re-located from an abandoned dinner ware factory that was located in East Liverpool.

You can see it from the Highway.. with is up over the hill.

This entire region of Ohio was World Famous fur the VARIOUS ceramic products that were produced here.

From Dinner ware to bricks to Roofing Tiles to and on back to the very furst when Stoneware and red ware were produced here.

There are TWO museums in Ohio devoted Just to our Ceramics. One is in East LiverPool and the OTHER is just 10 miles from my house... between Crooksville and Roseville. MY section of Ohio was SOOOOO famous (Owens, Weller, Roseville,Hull, McCoy, Brush to name a FEW of the local potteries) fur our Pottery/Ceramics that THIS VERY WEEKEND is the 48th annual Crooksville-Roseville Pottery festival!!! It is in Roseville this year.

My mom and dad and I stopped in Yesterday... and guess what my dad did?????? He bought a $1.00 ticket and got four tries to get a Washer into a Flower Pot.. He had to get 3 in and he would win a Bird Bath!! He tossed the first THREE and got them ALL in. My mom doesn't call him Ol' Sure Shot fur nothin. I'll try to show you a Pic of the new Bird Bath in a day or so. hehehe Mom didn't marry him fur his Money... you know. BaaaaWaaaah!!

My dad worked in a factory that made VERY high fired refractories... He was on the Kiln Crew and Every day of the year.. it was 140 degrees F. in the section he worked in.

Why did I say this was fur George the Lad you ask???? Well, he once put in a pic of a Bottle Kiln that he saw on one of his SUPER GRRRREAT Walkies!!


scotsmad said...

Man Frankie, your dad is very skilled! Getting all those washers into the pot.

That's an interesting kiln and it does look like a bottle.

Thanks for the tour.

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

Anonymous said...

Fascinating bottle kiln story! Mom luvs pottery. Her and her Mom used to throw pots (no not against the wall or at anyone ;) Mom is very impressed with your Dad's tossing! He got all of them in?!!! And that got you a new Bird Bath. Yup He's a keeper all right ;D

Waggin at ya,

Sarge said...

Hey Frankie!
Wow, you got that right! Mamaw is one amazing tour those kiln pix. Papaw Pantslegs has some serious game with his aim! Can't wait to see your new birdie bath...will the dancing waters work in it too?!? Love that.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Our mom is so silly, she didn't even know what a bottle kiln was. What a cool post, Frankie! We love learning about all the interesting places to visit that we would never know about. Congrats to Dad, Mr. Sure Shot:) We bet that birdbath is just beautiful in your gardens.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sam said...

What a neat picture! Thanks for the history, Frankie!


Sam said...

P.S. - when you said washer, Mom was envisioning a clothes washer, and wondering how your dad managed to toss that... I think it is too early for her this morning!


Oskar said...

Wow, what a sure shot your dad person is! That is a really cool kiln and great stories about your area.

Nubbin wiggles,

tula said...

oh mom used to live in Ohio and nevah knew about this stuff! congrats to your dad, the bestest washer thrower this side of the mississippi:)


SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

YAY for your dad and the new bird bath!!!!!!!!...and thank you for the interesting history lesson and pictures.

We love you, Frankie.

road-dog-tales said...

Wow, Frankie, you sure do live in a famous artsy fartsy town! That's so cool. We've heard of Roseville and McCoy. We don't own any famous pottery, but our Mom's friend's husband (got that?) deals in lots of that pottery. Mom has seen some she really likes, but she's afraid we would break it! We managed to break a little teacup she bought (not famous) but she really liked it! So she's not planning to invest in breakables. BOL

Hey, they could use that kiln to bake pizzas now, eh? Somebody could just set up a little pizza stand right there! Yummmmmm

The Road Dogs

Benny and Lily said...

Frankie that would make a fun play house
Benny & LIly

Jazzi said...

yes, that is very interesting. I agree with Benny and Lily, it would make a nice playhouse and it would be fun to chase round it too.


Ms. ~K said...

Very cool!
Have fun!

Pibble said...

Way cool, Frankie! The bottle kiln and its story is very interesting.

We also can't believe how good your dad is at tossin'! Now you can watch the birds in their very own new bath! I wonder if they know what they're in for...

Stella said...

My Grandma had quite a few odd pieces of Hull and McCoy. People used to give them as gifts (the planters) with a little flower plant inside.

Its nice to have them and nice to know where they are from. Yipee to your Dad for shooting the washers. How in the world did he ever manage to work in 140 degrees every day ...too hot!


Anonymous said...

Such great info Frankie thanks so much! Mom and I always enjoy learnin new things.

I don't know how you Dad did it cause I don't like it when it is over 75 let alone 140!!!! Tooo HOT for me! I bet it would be too hot for Lorenza even! BOL

I bet George will be thrilled to see this when he returns from prison oh ah er his delux doggie hotel.

woos, Tessa

George the Lad said...

Wow thats a great bottle kiln, thanks for showing us,we have a liverpool to!!.
I haven't forgotten about going back with FG to the one you saw in my post ;)hope to go in the next couple of weeks.
Congrants to your dad, mom got a good catch with him ;) can't wait to see the bird bath.
Have a good week
See Yea George xxxx
PS you got mail:)

George the Lad said...

lol!! I just spotting what Tessa put, for the record I'm not in prison lol!! hotel is more like it ;)

Minnie and Mack said...

Thanks for the history lesson! Can't wait to see pictures of the washer.

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack

Ruby and Penny said...

Morning Frank
That bottle kiln is very cool. You will have to take us on a tour if we every get down to OHIO.
Love ya
Ruby & Penny

Ruby and Penny said...

Pees - congrats on the new bird bath. Your dad has a very good aim.
Love ya again
Ruby & Penny

houndstooth said...

That bottle kiln is pretty cool! If we send you a dollar, do you think you can get your dad to win us a birdbath?

We've been using Bag Balm on Morgan's foot and it's looking a lot better. If we need the crack cream in a couple of days, though, we'll let you know. Thanks so much for offering to share it with us!


Sweet William The Scot said...

Oh Rats ~ We have heard of Crooksville-Roseville Pottery Festival, but have never been. Lee has several pieces of Roseville & McCoy. Shucky Darns if my Lee had known about it we would have drove over.
Sweet William The Scot

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

I wonner.... can you barb-a-cue chikuns in that kiln thingie and make chickun strips? Drool.... that be my noo obsesshun - chichun strips. WOWSER!

the booker man said...

mr. frankie!

your daddy totally rocks for winnin' that birdie bath! do you take him to the fair so you can win all the big stuffie animals, too? teehee.
that bottle kiln is really cool! me and asa mama didn't know that kilns were made like that!

the booker man

Rubie said...

That is a great kiln to look at. My ma does ceramics so she was hopin' it would still work.

Good to hear that your dad is good at aimin' and throwin'.

Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Maggie Mae said...


Ohio sure has some interestin' places to visit! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

STELLA from Down Under said...

Hi Mr Frankie, my mum loves pottery. That was funny when your dad (Mr Sure Shot, hehehe)won the bird bath with his first three shots. Bet they didn't expect that. No worries, and love, Stella

Lorenza said...

Hi, Frankie!
I loved your post!
It let me learn more and more!
I will be waiting to see the Bird Bath!
Happy Saturday!
Kisses and hugs

Schnauzer Days said...

Morning Frankie :-) More great interesting stuffs, our Momster has been to Liverpool a few times but we don't think it's that one. Well done on the bird bath win, endless possibilities for a bit a stalking there my friend, have a great weekend, Dex and Lou xxx