The Museum of Ceramics, in East Liverpool, Ohio, is home to an extensive collection of dinnerware, art pottery, and ceramic utilitarian ware. The exhibits tell the story of the growth and development of the pottery industry. Nicknamed the “Crockery City,” East Liverpool once produced over half of the dinnerware sold in the United States. Life-size dioramas illustrate production processes and a rare “great wheel,” provides a glimpse into the working lives of the early potters. The Museum is housed in the city’s former U.S. Post Office, a Beaux Arts style building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Museum is funded by the Museum of Ceramics Foundation and the Ohio History Connection. The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. The Museum of Ceramics is one of over 50 sites and museums that the Ohio History Collection manages.