Monday, October 20, 2008

Tea Table Theme: A Kentucky Tea



This table decorated by Karen showcases her daughter Lori's collection of Bybee Pottery. Bybee, located here in Madison County is he oldest existing pottery west of the Allegheney Mountains. The clay used to make this pottery is found just 3 miles from Bybee. History records this same clay was mined by the first settlers of Kentucky and taken to Ft. Boonesborough to be used to make crude dishes. Bybee is a small pottery and limits the amount of products they make.
By the way, Berea where this tea was held is officially "the Folk Arts & Crafts Capital of Kentucky."

2 comments:

mjenningsdesigns said...

I have fond memories of waiting in line at 6:00 in the morning to buy pottery :-)

bennie and patsy said...

I just started pottery classes here at the Village. I will try to make me a nice dish or two.That is what my blog is today.

 

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