Museum of Clay Industry and Folk Art

330 N Main Street, Uhrichsville, OH 44683 - United States




The Uhrichsville Clay Museum features a rich history of an area that was once considered the Clay Capital of the World with over 32 clay pipe and brick manufacturing plants in the area. The museum offers a variety of exhibits for everyone to enjoy. Make sure to look for the names of over 20 plants that were once in existence.


Highlights include the first pipes to be manufactured in the area and antique tools, as well as images of the old Clay mines and manufacturing plants that show the hard work that went into making Uhrichsville the Clay Capital with 32 plants.

Other exhibits share pieces of some of the most valued work that came from the plants: the folk art. Created in spare time by the workers, the folk art ranges from the smallest marbles to the creation of elaborate ash trays, unique hand crafted animals, and even intricate lamps fashioned like trees.

Some other displays share the communities heritage and support with the creation of Clay Week and information on the city.

Also there is a small theater area which regularly shares oral history presentations.


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