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Art: Rookwood Pottery Tour at the CAM

By Steve Carter-Novotni · January 5th, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

Rookwood Pottery is widely considered to be some of the highest quality, mass-produced pottery ever made. Hand-painted and fired, each of the works is unique and a local treasure.

The Cincinnati Art Museum houses an excellent collection of the works in its Cincinnati Wing, featuring vases that date back to the 1880s when Maria Longworth founded Rookwood Pottery.

Each work presents a character and style unique to its era. The vivid, colorful glazes offer visitors a peek into our local heritage and shine with a vibrancy that’s as breathtaking today as it was when they were first produced.

Tour CAM’s collection Saturday at 2-3 p.m.with a trained docent, who will offer context and details on Rookwood’s rich history.

Free admission. Parking is $4.

Get event and CAM details here.



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