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American Treasure: Rookwood Pottery

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We recently came across these ceramic bunny paperweights by Rookwood Pottery. Their sweet, simple design was originally created in 1926 by Louise Abel, one of Rookwood’s resident artists. In the early 1800s, Europeans considered American-made ceramics to be second-rate. Enter Maria Longworth Nichols. Determined to make a new name for American pottery, Maria gathered a group [...]

American Made Series: What’s New at Mudshark Studios

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It was a pleasure meeting Brett Binford and Chris Lyon, founders of the ceramics cooperative Mudshark Studios in Portland, OR, at our American Made events last fall. Brett and Chris (pictured below, from left) received our 2012 Crafts award on behalf of Mudshark and have continued to inspire us since. They’ve already achieved a business goal mentioned in [...]