Friday, July 27, 2012

Theatre Angels Wanted for "American Fiesta"

Image credit: Colony Theatre website
The Colony Theatre in Burbank, CA is planning to stage the West Coast premiere of Steven Tomlinson's American Fiesta this fall, and has asked for help in "casting" some of the stars of the show.

Artistic Director Barbara Beckley tells us that American Fiesta is "a play about a passionate collector of vintage Fiestaware, who sets out on a cross-country journey to find special pieces to complete his collection.  Along the way he discovers America, and the pieces he acquires become a metaphor for our country, in all its wonderful diversity.  A beautiful play, it celebrates Fiestaware while illuminating its uniquely American history and tradition."

The theatre is looking to acquire (at a reasonable cost) or borrow the following vintage Fiesta pieces for its production:
  • No. 7 mixing bowls in Red, Cobalt, Light Green and Yellow
  • No. 6 mixing bowl in Light Green
  • No. 5 mixing bowl in Red
  • No. 4 mixing bowl in Yellow
  • No. 3 mixing bowls in Red and Ivory
Please contact Barbara by e-mail ( or phone ((818) 558-7000 x13) if you can help in any way with this request.  Your faithful blogger plans to attend the production and write a review in a future blog post.  The play is scheduled to run from September 26th through October 21st.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

SideDish Ads Due for Fall 2012 Issue of "The Dish"

It's 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 Fall 2012 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. To join HLCCA, click here.

Please forward your ad to HLCCA President Sandra Bond or The Dish Editor David Schaefer. Ads for "The SideDish" must be received by Friday, August 10, 2012.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Flamingo Pyramids!

There are a small number of Limited Edition Flamingo Pyramids available at the HLC factory outlet if anyone would like to acquire a pair. Hurry and call the HLC factory outlet!!!  Call (800)-452-4462 , Option 1 (not available on website).

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore....

Sue Bishop and Saarin Schwartz
welcome you to Oz
Our Wizard of Oz-themed mixer has been a big hit this evening.  Conference attendees had a chance to get to know one another and win some fabulous Fiesta pottery.  See more photos on the HLCCA Facebook page.

Welcome to Kansas City!

The 14th annual conference of the Homer Laughlin China Collectors Association starts this evening with the traditional Thursday Night Mixer at the Embassy Suites Kansas City-Country Club Plaza.  Attendees have been arriving in Kansas City for the past day or so (replacing departing fans of Tuesday night's All-Star Game).

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Packing for Kansas City, MO

Be sure to check the local forecast before packing for this week's HLCCA conference in Kansas City, MO.  Thankfully, temperatures are supposed to be a bit less scorching than they were last week!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

HLCCA Celebrates 236 Years of American Freedom!

(Photo credit: David Schaefer)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Unusual HLC "Pate sur Pate" Vase

A recent blog reader has shared these photos of what appears to be a rare HLC pate sur pate vase from the late 19th century.  Long-time HLCCA members may recall a vase of a similar style gracing the cover of Volume 6, No. 1 of The Dish in Fall 2003.