Rookwood Pottery http://wvxu.org en Fascinating story of the man who truly saved a Cincinnati artistic legacy http://wvxu.org/post/fascinating-story-man-who-truly-saved-cincinnati-artistic-legacy <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Arthur Townley </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a Michigan dentist and pottery lover, is the man who rescued </span><a href="https://www.rookwood.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Rookwood Pottery</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by using his life savings to purchase all the assets of the historic Cincinnati company prior to its sale to overseas interests. </span>Rookwood<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> expert</span><a href="http://humlernolan.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"> <strong>Riley Humler</strong> </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">George Hibben</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from today’s </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Rookwood</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> join Stuart Holman to share the story of Dr. </span>Townley<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and his determination to see the company returned to Cincinnati and to producing its classic pottery.</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:20 +0000 Stuart Holman 27500 at http://wvxu.org Fascinating story of the man who truly saved a Cincinnati artistic legacy Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati http://wvxu.org/post/rookwood-pottery-cincinnati <p>Founded in 1880 by Maria Longworth in Cincinnati, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/rookwoodpottery" target="_blank">Rookwood Pottery </a>was soon recognized for its beautiful and distinctive pieces worldwide. In 1902 Rookwood began creating architectural pottery, and its tiles and custom designs adorned thousands of private homes and public buildings, from Carew Tower to Grand Central Station. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Mark Heyne 24294 at http://wvxu.org Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati Rookwood Pottery's first retail shop http://wvxu.org/post/rookwood-potterys-first-retail-shop <p>For the first time in its long, distinguished history, <a href="https://www.rookwood.com/shop.php"><strong>Rookwood Pottery</strong></a> now has an offsite retail store. Our Jane Durrell looks at the Over the Rhine shop and what shoppers can expect to find there with her guest, <strong>Dorothy Hoffman</strong>, Retail Sales Director for the Rookwood Pottery Company.</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:00:20 +0000 Jane Durrell 20594 at http://wvxu.org Rookwood Pottery's first retail shop Rookwood beer stein ready for Cincy Blues Fest http://wvxu.org/post/rookwood-beer-stein-ready-cincy-blues-fest <p><strong>George Hibben, </strong>director of stein sales &amp; development from the <strong>Rookood Pottery Co,</strong> is talking commemorative beer steins with Lee Hay. Again this year, the world-famous <a href="http://www.cincyblues.org/rookwood"><strong>Rookwood Pottery</strong></a> artists have created a limited edition stein in conjunction with the<a href="http://cincyblues.org/"> <strong>Cincy Blues Society</strong></a> and this year's <strong>Cincy Blues Fest</strong>. The first run is for 300 steins and each one will be registered to the owner by the <strong>Cincy Blues Society</strong>.</p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 05:30:25 +0000 Lee Hay 15002 at http://wvxu.org Rookwood beer stein ready for Cincy Blues Fest Rookwood Pottery fireplace on display at the Contemporary Arts Center http://wvxu.org/post/rookwood-pottery-fireplace-display-contemporary-arts-center <p><a href="https://www.rookwood.com/"><strong>The Rookwood Pottery Co</strong>.</a> will be part of the <a href="http://contemporaryartscenter.org/"><strong>Contemporary Arts Center</strong></a>’s <a href="http://contemporaryartscenter.org/Living_Room"><strong>“The Living Room”</strong></a> exhibit when they provide an intricately designed fireplace using Rookwood tiles, going on display Saturday, May 18. Two of the ceramic artists behind this installation, both professors at <a href="http://daap.uc.edu/"><strong>UC’s DAAP</strong></a>, are <a href="http://katiesnewwork.blogspot.com/"><strong>Katie Parker</strong></a> and <a href="http://guymichaeldavis.blogspot.com/"><strong>Guy Michael Davis</strong></a>, and they are with Jane Durrell to discuss this unique display.</p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 05:32:10 +0000 Jane Durrell 12602 at http://wvxu.org Rookwood Pottery fireplace on display at the Contemporary Arts Center