March 1st  2015  Newsletter
Happy  March!



The next show is May 2nd and 3rd
at the Livestock Events Center, 1350 N. Wells Ave. (Rodeo Grounds in the Exhibition Hall)
Times: Sat 9-5  Sun 9-3
It will be a very fun show! We have vendors coming from all over the Western U.S. 
The show registration is now open on the website. 
Please go register right away to get the space you want. The layout map is on the website.


All shows are at the Livestock Events Center
Feb 7th and 8th,  May 2nd and 3rd
July 25th and 26th,  Oct. 10th and 11th
November 21st and 22nd
Magic of Santa Dec. 5th and 6th
Rookwood Pottery
Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati was the first to gain artistic recognition and respect for the United States.
A Rookwood vase made by Carl (Charles) Schmidt (ca. 1904), on display at the De Young Museum in San Francisco

In 1876, Maria Longworth from Cincinnati attended the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. With over four hundred countries displaying the finest of their ceramic accomplishments, many thought that the American pieces were inferior. At this time, this perception was not unusual. It was generally thought that American art was hundreds of years behind the rest of the world. Especially in ceramics, American art was considered unrefined, made with little talent or technique.

Inspired by the Japanese designs she saw in Philadelphia, Maria began to dream of changing that perception. Fortunately, Maria was a woman with aspirations and means. The daughter of real estate millionaire and arts patron Joseph Longworth, Maria asked her father to provide the funds for her own pottery. She believed that the key to creating fine art was to create an environment filled with talent, ideas and inspiration.

Named after the Longworth family estate in Cincinnati, Rookwood became the first female manufacturing company in the United States. Maria hired a team of famous artists, talented art students and glaze technicians encouraging them to exchange ideas. Most importantly, she encouraged her employees to be creative, to try new subjects, new techniques and new mediums. Whatever inspired them to create fine art.

From the very beginning, Rookwood pottery's production and quality standards exceeded virtually every other American art pottery manufacturer. As a result, Rookwood pottery achieved a greatness that was second to none. Rookwood was one of the few potteries to mark items as seconds for even the most minute factory inconsistencies.

In the early 1900's Rookwood pottery quickly moved into the arts and crafts and art nouveau styles. During this time, Rookwood introduced many of the more desirable and important glazes such as Iris, Vellum, Sea Green, Ariel Blue and painted mattes.

Around 1905, Rookwood pottery introduced its production line of pottery. Rookwood's production pottery was simply glazed and not artist decorated or signed. It possesses a beautiful simplicity that is highly sought after today.



The following summarizes the basic marks seen on Rookwood Pottery

The most recognized logo in Rookwood history is the backwards R and P.  This logo was used on virtually every piece of Rookwood produced from 1886 until the end of production in 1967.  Between 1886 and 1900 one additional flame was impressed around the logo for each year; such that in 1900 fourteen flames surrounded the Rookwood trademark.  


Beginning in 1901, the company stopped adding flames to the logo and started using roman numerals below the fourteen flame trademark to date the pottery.  The use of Roman numerals to date Rookwood continued until the end of production in 1967.

In addition to the Rookwood flame trademark, the company marked its pottery with a corresponding shape number. Rookwood can be found with shape numbers running from 1 to 7301 impressed on the bottom of the pottery.  Each shape design could be produced in multiple sizes.  Rookwood sizes were defined with the letters A, B, C, D, E and F with A representing the largest size in a particular shape and F the smallest.  Rookwood size letters were impressed and typically found right after the shape number.  


Decorated Rookwood pottery will have similar markings with the addition of the artist's initials or cipher and often glaze notations such as V for vellum glazes, W for iris glazes, SG for sea green, etc.  


The dots you often see on the bottom of Rookwood pottery are what is called finishers' dots. Similar to artist ciphers the dots represent individual finishers. For example, Reuben Menzel and Albert Munson are recognized finishers. Mr. Menzel's can be found left of the shape number and Albert Munson's can be found at the 12:00 position above the flame marks. 


Rookwood has had a long colorful history and the company is back in business today. The links below are a good starting point to learn more.

- See more at:
Vendors: The Facebook Page is a Great Place to showcase your items. Feel free to post photos and descriptions of some of the things you are bringing to the show and also use it to tell others about the other shows you are in.
Don't forget to "Share" the posts on your pages too and have your friends "Like" the page.
I am also happy to post calendars of when shows are on the website. Just send me a note and I'll add it to the Shows page.

If anyone has time and knowledge to help get the word out by contacting newspapers that publish event listings, run fliers to the antique malls and retirement homes and such. I would appreciate the help. Please drop me an email or call.

A great resource to find out about local Craft Shows is the Reno Crafters website.
You can find it here:
The Facebook Page is up and waiting for visitors!
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The most current info and pictures will be there. Please click the Like link so you get notifications when we post updates. Please also share us on your Facebook page.

A nice local Nevada TV show is "Wild Nevada" on PBS - KNPB
Wild Nevada is a travel-destination series that explores the interior of Nevada. Each program is filmed over two days. Hosts Chris Orr and Dave Santina begin their trip at starting point and travel to their destination. Along the way, they take short side trips to investigate points of interest and unique landmarks.
Saturdays at 3:00 channels 5 or 755 in HD
Available in view on demand at:

Another neat local show is "Old Tales of Nevada Past and Present".
A special local presentation highlighting the unique history of Nevada and the present day stories of entrepreneurs. A show that builds pride for all who live in Northern Nevada.
* Airs on the CW network KRNS
(6 and 790 on Charter and 46 on Dish)

* Thursdays 1 pm. to 2 pm.
* Airs on Charter's TV Channel 3
* Saturdays 7 pm. to 8 pm.
* Available anytime on Charter's "Video On Demand"

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me:
Dan Clements

The previous Newsletters are available on the Archive page.
If you are thinking about being a vendor at the show and have questions please look at the website and give me a call or send me an email.

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Places to Stay:
A few people have asked if there are places to stay close to the events center.  The Events Center has RV spaces available (see the bottom of the show application page) and  there are several motels close by and the casinos are close too. lists some close by ones. You can narrow the search in the location box:

   A friend of mine stays at the SandsRegency Hotel Casino when he visits. They usually have some good deals going. I did a quick check and found their deals page:  
Once he visited the first time they keep sending him free nights coupons.    

   Motel 6 is about a block away:  

   Days Inn is just a little further:

   Americas Best Travel Inn is right at the freeway exit too:
There is a 24 hour Denny's and a Carrows restaurant very close. (walking dist. from motels, right at the freeway exit)
Let's make this a fun forum to keep interest and excitement up for the shows!


Dan and Paula Clements 
Tanners Marketplace  
P.O. Box 618, Fernley NV  89408  
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2015 Show Schedule
At the Livestock Events Center
Tanners Marketplace:
February  7th and 8th
May 2nd and 3rd
July 25th and 26th
October 10th and 11th
November 21st and 22nd
Magic Of Santa:
December 5th-6th

Please Visit the Somewhere In Time antique mall at 1313 S. Virginia St.
(We are there on Mondays)

Weekly Auctions
Weekly Auctions
Auctions by Sammy B
A Fun Antiques and Clothing Store
The  Antiques Showcase TV Show
St. Patrick's Day 


Q: What is out on the lawn all summer and is Irish?

A: Paddy O'Furniture

Q: What do you call a fake stone in Ireland?
A: A sham rock.

Q: Why do people wear shamrocks 

on St. Patrick's Day?
A: Regular rocks are too heavy.

Q: Why can't you borrow money from a leprechaun?
A: Because they're always a little short.

Q: How did the Irish Jig get started?
A: Too much to drink and not enough restrooms!

Q: Why do leprechauns have pots o'gold?
A: They like to "go" first class!

Q: How can you tell if an Irishman is having a good time?
A: He's Dublin over with laughter!

Q: What does it mean when you find a horseshoe?
A: Some poor horse is going barefoot!

Q: Do leprechauns make good secretaries?
A: Sure, they're great at shorthand!

Q: What do leprechauns love to barbecue?
A: Short ribs!

Q: Why did the leprechaun stand on the potato?
A: To keep from falling in the stew!

Q: How did the leprechaun beat the Irishman to the pot of gold?
A: He took a shortcut!

Q: What does a leprechaun call a happy man wearing green?
A: A Jolly Green Giant

Q: When is an Irish Potato not an Irish Potato?
A: When it's a FRENCH fry!

Q: Why are leprechauns so hard to get along with?
A: Because they're very short-tempered!

Q: Why do frogs like St. Patrick's Day?
A: Because they're always wearing green

Q: Why do leprechauns hide behind 4-leafclovers and not 3-leafclovers?
A: They need all the luck they can get!

Q: What happens when a leprechaun falls into a river?
A: He gets wet!

Q: Why did St. Patrick drive all the snakes out of Ireland?
A: He couldn't afford plane fare.

Q: Why can't you iron a four-leaf clover?
A: Because you shouldn't press your luck!

Q: What type of bow cannot be tied?
A: A rainbow.

Q: Why did the elephant wear green sneakers?
A: Her red ones were in the wash!

Q: What do you get when you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover?
A: A rash of good luck.

Q: What did the leprechaun do for a living?
A: He was a short-order cook!

Q: Why does it take four Irishmen to change a lightbulb?
A: One to change the bulb. Four to remark about how grand the old bulb was.

Trick Question:
Do you serve ladies at this bar?
No, sir, you have to supply your own.

Bad Day:
My friend asked his father-in-law, a crop-duster, how his day had gone. "It was the worst day of my life," replied the man. "This morning I was up in my plane dusting a field when I nicked a power line and damaged the wing of the plane. When I got back to the office, my boss chewed me out. Then the guy from the FAA chewed me out. On my way home, I stopped off at a bar and was handed a warm beer. So I yelled at the bartender, 'Don't you have any cold beers?'
The bartender said, 'Sorry, but we've been out of electricity all day ever since some idiot crop-duster hit a power line down the road.'"

Three Pints:

An Irish man walks into a pub. The bartender asks him, "what'll you have?" The man says, "Give me three pints of Guinness please."
So the bartender brings him three pints and the man proceeds to alternately sip one, then the other, then the third until they're gone. He then orders three more.
The bartender says, "Sir, I know you like them cold. You don't have to order three at a time. I can keep an eye on it and when you get low I'll bring you a fresh cold one."
The man says, "You don't understand. I have two brothers, one in Australia and one in the States. We made a vow to each other that every Saturday night we'd still drink together. So right now, my brothers have three Guinness Stouts too, and we're drinking together.
The bartender thought that was a wonderful tradition.
Every week the man came in and ordered three beers. Then one week he came in and ordered only two. He drank them and then ordered two more.
The bartender said to him, "I know what your tradition is, and I'd just like to say that I'm sorry that one of your brothers died."
The man said, "Oh, me brothers are fine - I just quit drinking."

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