A HISTORY OF THE LOS ANGELES POTTERY SHOW
The Los Angeles Pottery Show had small beginnings. Show producers, Ken Stalcup and Dennis
Warden both have strong retail backgrounds and with that in mind, their first venture together was a
small antiques and collectibles shop in West L.A. In the 1980's they opened L.A. Finders Keepers near
the trendy Farmer's Market area. The shop included vintage jewelery, furniture and of course pottery.
Ken lined the walls with vintage pottery and was on the forefront of shops that specialized in the growing
popularity of collectible California pottery. Later on, Roseville, Rookwood, Weller and more were added
to the shop.
In 2001, with the vision of creating an art pottery and tile show that would bring together dedicated
collectors with the finest exhibitors in the country, Ken Stalcup and Dennis Warden created The Los
Angeles Pottery Show. The first show was presented in a pouring rain at the venerable Elk's Lodge in
Pasadena, CA. The Pasadena Star News featured the show on their front page, in color! The crowds did
not stop coming. With only 35 dealers, over 2400 attendees came through the old building in two days
necessitating the need to search for a larger venue.
The show is now held in the beautiful state of the art Conference Building of The Pasadena Convention
Center. Year after year, producers Ken Stalcup and Dennis Warden are committed to producing a
quality show. They both agree their intent was never to be the largest art pottery show in the country,
just the finest! With an eye towards the future and respect for our past, the show now presents a
unique blend of collectible art pottery of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Pottery fusion at its best!
EVERY YEAR PRIOR TO THE SHOW WE MAIL OUT DISCOUNT ADMISSION POSTCARDS. MAKE SURE YOU
ARE ON OUR MAILING LIST.
THE LOS ANGELES POTTERY SHOW
P.O. BOX 5142
LA QUINTA, CA 92248
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