This covered jar made by the Pauline Pottery is the Wisconsin Historical Museum’s current Object of the Week. In the feature article, I attempted to connect this jar with the broader stories of the ceramic industry in Edgerton, the American Art Pottery movement, and women’s role in ceramic art at the turn of the twentieth century. I may have gotten a little carried away–the feature is rather long–but there are so many interesting aspects to this story that it was tough for me to leave anything out.
This jar was one of the dozens of ceramics that I photographed last winter in the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Museum. These artifacts are part of an online tour of Wisconsin ceramic art.
Posted by Emily Pfotenhauer.