Garage sales good source for pottery finds

The central Kentucky area where I live is known for it’s pottery.  Numerous potteries sprang up in the mid 1800’s to early 1900’s and at least one (Bybee) continued to produce pieces until they recently closed their doors.

You can find contemporary pieces still made in the area by much newer potteries, most notably from the Tater Knob pottery near Berea Ky.

One of the neat things about pottery is it can be both utilitarian and beautiful artwork.  A variety of colors and glazes add to the appeal.

It is pretty easy to find bargains at garage sales for just a few dollars,  but it can be more expensive to buy pieces sold at auction.  There are lots of collectors willing to pay good prices and bidding wars can result in high prices.

Whether you are searching for a turn of the century pitcher or a colorful vase chances are you might find something to take home if your searching through the garages of central Kentucky.

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