625 Smith Ave
Glass Show Location
Nashville, TN 37203
Contact: Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee

19th Annual Glass Show and Sale
July 21-22, 2018
The Fairgrounds Nashville
625 Smith Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

The 19th Annual Elegant and Depression Glass Show and Sale will be held on July 21 &22, at The Fairgrounds Nashville (formerly Tennessee State Fairgrounds)  The show will be in the Exhibitor Building which will be filled with the American-made glassware and pottery.  Show hours are 10 am. to 5 pm. on Saturday and 11 am. to 3 pm. on Sunday.  Admission is $6 per person and is good for both days.  Parking is free if a show card is presented at the gate.

Nationally known dealers from several states will have a wide variety of American-made glassware and pottery to show and sell.  The glassware will include Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG), elegant glass, depression glass, and mid-century modern glassware. 

In addition to seeing a wide selection of glassware, attendees can participate in a seminar on early American pattern glass, view a display showing how glssware can be used for holiday decorating and special occasions, and talk with a glass repairer who will made minor repairs to glassware while attendees wait.

The seminar on EAPG will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday in the back of the building.  EAPG was made between 1870 and 1915 when numerous glass manufacturers existed in the United States.  It was made in many patterns and has become highly collectible.  The seminar will be led by Jerry Laitinen and Jerry Easterla who are dealers from Iowa specializing in EAPG.  They have sold at the show for several years and will have a booth full of collectible EAPG.

The display this year will focus on "Celebrating with Glass" and will show how various colors of glassware can be used for table decorations for holidays and special occasions.  Holidays displays will include Valentine's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's; special occasions include birthdays and weddings.  The displays will evoke memories of past holidays and celebrations as well as providing inspiration for future celebrations. 

Richard Heldenbrand from Michigan will be on site to provide minor glass repair such as smoothing chips and nicks.  He will also offer for sale jewelry, nightlights, ring holders, and other items made from damaged glass. 

Although the show's focus is on glassware, dealers will also have pottery pieces by Shawnee, McCoy, Weller and other American potters. Foesta ware by Homer Laughlin China Company is always well represented at the show. 

The following dealers have signed up to be at the 2018 show. 
Sandi & Dennis Boone, Illinois;
Jerry Laitinen & Jerry Easterla, Iowa
Lorrie Kitchen & Mark Hunter, Ohio
Larry and Brooke Newton, Florida

Sharon & Pat Ervin, Illinois
Carolyn & Glen Robinson, South Carolina

Linda & David Adams, Nevada
Sandy Bridwell-Walker, Ohio
Ray & Paula Mahoney, Florida
Jodi & Mark Uthe, Iowa
Rosemary Trietsch, New York
Helen & Bob Jones, West Virginia
Richard Heldenbrand & Vicki Townsend, Michigan
Jonathan Fields, Missouri
Trudy Norman, Texas
Donavon & Deloris Schmidt, Kansas
Pam Dunkel, Illinois
Adam Headley, Kansas
Steve & Carla Rausch, Oklahoma

The attached photos are from the 2017 show.  Dealers are expected to bring similar glassware and pottery to this year's show.

The show is hosted by the Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee, a chapter of the Fostoria Glass Society of America.  Proceeds from the show are used to support the Fostoria Glass Museum in Moundsville, WV, and other museums and programs devoted to preserving the history and heritage of American-made glassware. 

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