Friday, January 30, 2009

HLCCA 2009 Conference Friday Night Auction

It's time again to start planning the Friday night auction for this year's HLCCA conference. Once again, Sid and Maryann Cannon are coordinating the auction. Here are some of the details:

  1. There will be a limit of 200 items/lots, available on a"first come, first served" basis.

  2. Items being shipped to Pittsburgh by non-attending HLCCA members may not have a reserve, and must be received by June 6, 2009.

  3. Please, no chipped, cracked or damaged items.

  4. An auction preview site ( will be available before the conference.

  5. The cut-off date for consigned items is June 15, 2009, to allow enough time to print the auction catalog.
The Friday night auction will be upon us sooner than you think (July 10, 2009), so the sooner you sign up the better, since there is very limited space and your items will available for previewing longer than in past years. When you send your list of items, please include:

  • A complete description of the item(s) (i.e., name, pattern, year, etc.);

  • Any special information about the piece(s);

  • The reserve price, if any; and

  • A digital photo of the item(s) for the website/auction catalog.
Please email your information to or mail your information/item(s) to Sid & Maryann Cannon, 1007 Main St., Wellsville, OH 43968. You may call Sid and Maryann for more information at (330) 843-3989.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

The New HLCCA Membership Ornaments Have Arrived!

The new 2009 HLCCA Turquoise membership ornaments have arrived and shipping will begin shortly! Monthly shipments will go out to members at the end of each month (starting at the end of January) as current members renew their memberships for 2009, or as new members join.

Single memberships receive one ornament and couple memberships receive two ornaments. Each year, a different color will be selected for the membership ornament.

The HLCCA membership ornament tradition was introduced as a Conference exclusive during the 2007 HLCCA Conference, with the release of the first-edition Plum ornament. The first general-release membership ornament followed in 2008 with the HLCCA Cinnabar ornament. This year, the tradition continues with the limited-edition membership ornament in Turquoise. All ornaments have a burnished gold HLCCA logo on the front, with burnished gold text and date on the reverse.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New "BLOG" Button!

For instant access to DISHing with HLCCA, check out the new "Blog" button on the home page of the HLCCA website,

The HLCCA Board is all about instant gratification, especially when it comes to the dish on dishes!

SideDish Ads for the Spring 2009 Issue of The Dish

It is time once again for HLCCA members to place their FREE ads in "The SideDish", HLCCA's classified advertising supplement that accompanies each issue of The Dish. The Spring 2009 issue of The Dish is in the final stages of preparation and we expect to send the finished pages to the printer soon.

HLCCA members are invited to advertise items for sale, wants, trades, etc. You also may place ads in "The SideDish" to promote events or announce activities related to HLCCA, Fiesta and other HLC product lines, or just inform other HLCCA members of exciting new pottery-related websites!

Members are entitled to submit one (1) free ad per issue, which will be printed on a space-available, first-come, first-served basis. Ads should be limited to 30 words and must include specific contact information, e.g., phone number (with area code), email address, and/or mailing address.

Please forward your ad to: or Ads for "The SideDish" must be received by Friday, February 6, 2009.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Can You Help Us with Grant Applications?

Among the major purposes of the HLCCA is to educate its members about HLC wares and their history. Boardmember David Schaefer has done a little on-line research into the possibility of obtaining National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants, which could help to defray some costs for our annual conference and quarterly magazine, The Dish.

If you have experience in preparing such grant applications, the Board would appreciate your assistance. Please contact us at Thanks!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Greetings from Nashville, TN!

The HLCCA Board has just completed the 2009 Officers' Meeting in Nashville, TN. In addition to President Sandra Bond, Vice President Kit Fox, Treasurer Merrill Miller, Secretary Pat Keith and The Dish Editor David Schaefer, we were joined by Board members Michael Bailey and Richard Mayberry (Jack Bond and Jeremy Stein were "dish widows" for the weekend).

There are many exciting plans in the works for this year's conference in Pittsburgh and next year's in Nashville--but we'll have to keep those under wraps for a while! Our meeting was very productive and we had a little time to sample the local culture and cuisine. The Nashville conference in 2010 is going to be a lot of fun!

Welcome to DISHing with HLCCA!

Welcome to the first post on the new HLCCA blog, DISHing with HLCCA! The Board has created this blog to keep you up-to-date on official HLCCA business and events, as well as related topics of interest to HLC fans and collectors.