Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
This time a year ago, a small pottery factory in East Liverpool – on the brink of shutting down — made national news when it got a huge order from Starbucks. A return visit to the “Pottery Capital of the World” shows the battered town and pottery industry are rebounding.
A man who admitted stealing rare pottery from Ohio State University and selling it to an antiques dealer has been sentenced to eight months in jail.
Every week this travel season, we’ll take you on a road trip to an interesting, sometimes-overlooked past of Ohio. Today we head to East Liverpool, the Pottery Capital of the United States.
Thousands of buyers, sellers and fans of pottery are in Zanesville for Pottery Week activities. The city known for the Y bridge used to be known as the Pottery Capital of the World.