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Rookwood (The Foundation of Art Pottery in America and the Women Who Built It)

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Published to coincide with Rookwood's 140th anniversary, this beautiful, collectible, fully illustrated volume tells the rich story of this female-founded, female-owned great American art pottery company.

Author and historian Bob Batchelor tells the compelling story of this artisanal ceramics company, still operating in the heart of the Ohio River Valley from its founding to present day. Filled with behind-the-scenes artist and creator interviews, stories of Rookwood's avid collectors, as well as never-before-seen images and documents from the company's historic archives, you will see why Rookwood remains a pillar of true craftsmanship.

About Rookwood:

The Rookwood Pottery was probably the most famous company making art pottery in the United States in the late nineteenth century into the twentieth century, achieving an international reputation and consistently promoting artistic innovation. Proud that the pottery was "an artist's studio, not a factory," Rookwood Pottery is known for its exceptionally fine glazes and successful experimental designs. By assimilating the strengths of myriad aesthetic movements from the American Art Pottery Movement to Art Nouveau and Art Deco, Rookwood Pottery encouraged decorators to try unusual subjects and to explore new techniques.
 
The Rookwood Pottery Company is located in the bustling Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio—and it has been for decades. Pioneering artist Maria Longworth-Nichols founded the studio in the Queen City in 1880, building the business and laying the foundation for what Rookwood is today: a world-renowned artisanal ceramics company, operating in the heart of the Ohio River Valley.

From New York’s Grand Central Station to The Louvre in Paris, contemporary boutique hotels to historic homes, Rookwood has truly made its mark on the world in the past three centuries. And now, it’s embarking on the next chapter.
 
Today, Rookwood continues to build upon its rich heritage, creating the highest-quality pottery and architectural tile in the United States. With a team of just over 70 employees, Rookwood is deeply committed to their mission: cultivating artistic inspiration, giving back to the community, and balancing their rich legacy with forward-thinking momentum—ideas that are central to the Rookwood brand. They take pride in their process, their people and their product, ultimately creating premier pieces with a story—and a one-of-a-kind luxury experience that can only be Rookwood.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Bob Batchelor
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    240
    Publisher:
    Rockport Publishers (September 8, 2020)
    Language:
    English
    Audience:
    General/trade
    Grade Level:
    Preschool to College Graduate Student
    ISBN-13:
    9781631598630
    ISBN-10:
    1631598635
    File:
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    Folder:
    hbgusa
    List Price:
    $40
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    $29.60
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-HACH
    Discount Code:
    A
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