Rookwood Pottery

Rookwood Pottery is celebrating Cincinnati’s hosting of the upcoming All Star Game by introducing baseball themed coasters and tiles.

George Hibben & Nique Swan from Rookwood Pottery join our Stuart Holman to discuss a new collaboration with the Edie Harper Art Studio that has been years in the making, plus some upcoming baseball pieces in celebration of Cincinnati hosting the All Star Game.

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.

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.

Rookwood Pottery's first retail shop

Dec 13, 2013

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.

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 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.

Rookwood Pottery Expert

Mar 15, 2013

With the resurgence of Cincinnati’s Rookwood Pottery comes a growing interest in existing Rookwood works, whether individual pieces or in-home tiling. The expert in all things Rookwood is Riley Humler from the firm Humler & Nolan and he’s in the studio talking with our Stuart Holman.