Rookwood Pottery

Rookwood Pottery
1:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Fascinating story of the man who truly saved a Cincinnati artistic legacy

Dr. Arthur Townley , a Michigan dentist and pottery lover, is the man who rescued Rookwood Pottery by using his life savings to purchase all the assets of the historic Cincinnati company prior to its sale to overseas interests. Rookwood expert Riley Humler and George Hibben from today’s Rookwood join Stuart Holman to share the story of Dr. Townley and his determination to see the company returned to Cincinnati and to producing its classic pottery.

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati

A Rookwood tile depicting Carew Tower, one Cincinnati landmark memorialized by another.
Provided, Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati

Founded in 1880 by Maria Longworth in Cincinnati, Rookwood Pottery 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.

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Over the Rhine
12:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Rookwood Pottery's first retail shop

For the first time in its long, distinguished history, Rookwood Pottery 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, Dorothy Hoffman, Retail Sales Director for the Rookwood Pottery Company.

Cincy Blues Society
1:30 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Rookwood beer stein ready for Cincy Blues Fest

Carving the beer stein

George Hibben, director of stein sales & development from the Rookood Pottery Co, is talking commemorative beer steins with Lee Hay. Again this year, the world-famous Rookwood Pottery artists have created a limited edition stein in conjunction with the Cincy Blues Society and this year's Cincy Blues Fest. The first run is for 300 steins and each one will be registered to the owner by the Cincy Blues Society.

"The Living Room"
1:32 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Rookwood Pottery fireplace on display at the Contemporary Arts Center

Detail photo of the fireplace installation

The Rookwood Pottery Co. will be part of the Contemporary Arts Center’s “The Living Room” 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 UC’s DAAP, are Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis, and they are with Jane Durrell to discuss this unique display.

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