Busy shipping: Coupon Offer

May is a popular wedding month. We are busy shipping this week. And, we've taken pictures of some of our favorite pieces from the load.

Walt is offering a PRE-4th of July special.
$10.00 off each pot ordered by 6-15-10.
Just put code "BOOM" under special instructions/gift message when placing your order through our webstore @www.zotterthepotter.com

May is a beautiful month in Pittsburgh


Happy Birthday Walt!

Walt loves hockey.
Walt and his friends LOVE hockey.
So, it's a no-brainer when it comes to finding Walt a birthday present. Anything to do with Pittsburgh hockey, especially if it commemorates one of the coolest moments of our Stanley Cup season.
The "Shhhh" heard around the "hockey" world. Talbot # 25.


Livable Pittsburgh: Saturday, May 15

International Children’s Festival – FREE performances and activities
Location: University of Pittsburgh green spaces and Schenley Plaza
Date: May 12 through May 16, 2010
Time: Weekdays 9:30 am until 2 pm, Weekend 10 am until 5 pm
Description: FREE children’s performances at the Target Community Stage, along with free hands-on activities and carousel rides. There are also performances that require paid admission, but they are not required to enjoy the free festivities.Visit www.pghkids.org for additional information.
Pop Up Pittsburgh Festival – FREEEvent: Pop Up Pittsburgh Up On the Hilltop Community Festival
Location: Warrington Avenue between Beltzhoover & Arlington Avenues
Date: 5/15/2010
Time: 1 pm until 5 pm
Description: Pop Up Pittsburgh Up On the Hilltop is a FREE one-day event that will highlight Pittsburgh’s Hilltop neighborhood and feature a variety of activities for kids and adults. This event will include live music performances, the I Made It! Market, food from Hilltop restaurants, sporting events, face painting, crafts, an art show and more.

A Taste of Oakland – $5 or donation of non-perishable food item
Third Annual “A Taste of Oakland” features local retailers and restaurants in the Oakland neighborhood. This event gives the community a chance to explore the great shopping and food the neighborhood has to offer.

Taste of Oakland is Saturday, May 15 from noon until 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, or a donation of a non-perishable food item. Taste of Oakland admission is FREE for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Members. Tickets will be available the day of the event at the Public Parklet at the corner of Forbes Avenue and South Bouquet Street, or at Eureka Bank, 3455 Forbes Avenue.

“A Taste of Oakland” admission includes samples of food from Oakland restaurants served from the neighborhood’s retailers. Taste of Oakland admission also qualifies attendees for discounts and events in the Oakland neighborhood, including FREE entry into the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, FREE entry into Soldiers & Sailors, $5 off any full price ticket to the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre’s performances of Othello, No Man’s Land or the Hothouse, Code: OBID; $1 off of one show ticket at the Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival.

Pittsburgh Folk Festival – $6 – $10, FREE for 12 & under
Location: Monroeville Convention Center, 101 Mall Boulevard Monroeville, PA 15146
Date: May 14, 15 and 16, 2010
Description: The Pittsburgh Folk Festival began in 1956 with seventeen nationalities whose purpose was to promote “Unity in Diversity” by presenting an annual festival of cultures. The festival now highlights the cultural diversity of more than 25 nationalities in the Pittsburgh area.

Lawrenceville Little Flea (weather permitting) – FREE event w/ affordable shopping
Looking for a weekend Pittsburgh flea market that even offers shoppers some lively entertainment? Lawrenceville Little Flea opens April 3, 2010! It’s a neighborhood marketplace located in Lawrenceville, featuring a variety of flea, thrift, craft, and food. You’ll find furnishings, housewares, clothing, collectibles, books, jewelry and more.

Little Flea is located at the corner of 36th St. and Butler St. in the Goeller’s Parking Lot in Lawrenceville. Hours are Saturdays from 10 am until 5pm, weather permitting. Check the Lawrenceville Little Flea blog for up to date info.

Super Saturdays at Arsenal Bowling Lanes – $7.00 all you can bowl


Dr Alex

Alex is a South Side neighbor. She has the most amazing red hair and precocious personality.
Here she is playing doctor with her baby doll. I love her attention to detail. She writes out a prescription and has a clipboard of paperwork she spends a lot of time on.


It's Go Time: GO PENS!

One of the best Penguin bobblehead collections we've ever had the pleasure to see.


Mother's Day: Race for the Cure

It's a Mother's Day tradition to participate in the annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure at Schenley Park. Besides being one of the largest events of it's kind in the country, it is also an amazingly inspiring event that takes over the Oakland area. Over 30,000 thousand people participated this year. Our tough looking Steeler mascot even represented in pink.

Even the dinosaur outside Carnegie Museum was dressed to reflect the day. Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day.


The walk to PNC Park

One of our favorite things about Pittsburgh is PNC Park. It makes even the most heart-breaking Pirates loss bearable. And, as long as you have the wonderful city views, delicious food options, The Great Pittsburgh Pierogy Race N'at (which I am convinced JalapeƱo Hannah  has a harder time winning carrying her handbag) and the occasional after game fireworks show, you can't spend a more relaxing evening with friends--unless you actually watch the games. We know we are not alone in thinking this. Click on the following link to read other visitor reviews or our beautiful baseball park--Jocelyn
We like to park in one of the plentiful parking garages downtown if no street parking is available and walk over the Roberto Clemente Bridge that they close to auto traffic during games so pedestrians can walk to and from the park. It's a great walk to the park from downtown Pittsburgh.
If you don't feel like walking, you can take the water taxi from one side of the bridge to the other.
The same guy has been entertaining game day pedestrians with his saxophone for years.


Last Day tomorrow

Every year, this is something we look forward to. The whole event is so colorful and delicious.
The whole city must feel the same way because they mail this flyer out weeks in advance so we can mark our calendars. Tomorrow is the last day. I hope we make it.


A great gift message

I love when we get an order with a great gift message. Here's an example of one we got the other day:

"Congratulations Kristin & Ryan! A Fipp family tradition for generations, every couple in the family has a Marriage Crock on the kitchen counter. It's a nice daily reminder of your anniversary! Much Love, L & R"