ALL THINGS OHIO: LECTURES & BOOK SIGNINGS Garth’s Auctions is pleased to welcome authors Joseph Irvin, Paul Locher, and Jack E. Adamson for a “Meet and Greet” that will celebrate all things Ohio on Sunday, May 15th( doors opening at 1pm wi
Garth’s Auctions is pleased to welcome authors Joseph Irvin, Paul Locher, and Jack E. Adamson for a “Meet and Greet” that will celebrate all things Ohio on Sunday, May 15th( doors opening at 1pm with lectures and book signings from 2pm to 4pm). Held in conjunction with the May 20-21 Fifth Annual Ohio Valley/Americana Auction, the afternoon event is certain to enlighten attendees about several areas of collecting from the following three books:
Artistry of the Cabinetmaker by Joseph Irvin and Paul Locher is a newly published, 200-page hardcover book with 315 color photographs of Ohio's early cabinetmakers and the furniture pieces they produced, many of which remain in the local families in which they descended. The book chronicles the movement of cabinetmakers who learned their trade in the eastern U.S. and traveled to the new frontier to ply their craft. The focus of the book is Wayne County, which the book establishes as America's cabinetmaking crossroads. Featuring the Amish, Brethren, Mennonite, and other cabinetmakers in Ohio from 1806 to 1900, it is the first new book on early Ohio furniture to be published in more than 20 years. It is the result of 35 years of research by historians and antique collectors Irvin and Locher.
The Pottery of Zoar, Ohio: Research and Photos of Known Zoar Pieces by Jack E. Adamson is a 122 page, hardbound volume which discusses the village of Zoar, Ohio, founded in 1817 by German separatists. The society lived and held "all things in common" producing almost everything that they needed to be self-sufficient. Since the region had rich clay deposits, community members began producing their own pottery, bricks, and roof tiles. While the Society disbanded in 1898, many members continued producing items from the local clay. The book's illustrations include vintage photographs and ephemera, offering a glimpse into the work of the town after the sect dissolved.
Also by Adamson, The Illustrated Handbook of Ohio Sewer Pipe Folk Art, is an oft-referenced text in auction offerings as it represents the definitive reference on sewer pipe creations. This softcover guide shows over 100 pages of examples and describes the history of how this folk art was made by men who worked in sewer-pipe factories using leftover pipe clay. They crafted what have become highly desirable sculptured and decorative figures of animals and people, as well as more utilitarian items such as banks, vases, planters, and more.
The event is free to the public. Join the fun, ask questions, and learn something new! Copies of all three books will be available for purchase. For more information, call 740.362.4771 or visit the website www.garths.com .