New from the Wisconsin Historical Society: Tried By Fire & other Frackelton materials

Frackelton, Susan Goodrich, 1848-1932. Papers, 1882-1953 (Wisconsin Historical Society Archives Milw SC 23 and Museum artifact #1958.1326). Online facsimile at http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/u?/tp,50203

Frackelton, Susan Goodrich, 1848-1932. Papers, 1882-1953 (Wisconsin Historical Society Archives Milw SC 23 and Museum artifact #1958.1326). Online facsimile at http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/u?/tp,50203

Exciting news for art pottery scholars and enthusiasts–the full text of Tried By Fire, ceramic artist Susan Frackelton’s influential china painting manual, is now available for the first time online through the Wisconsin Historical Society’s “Turning Points in Wisconsin History” web resource. In addition, rare examples of Frackelton’s papers, including a book of glaze formulas and letters announcing some of her many national and international awards, have also been digitized. The originals are on file at the Society’s Area Research Center in Milwaukee.

These important documents complement the Wisconsin Historical Society’s significant collection of Frackelton’s work–featuring china painting and decorated salt-glazed stoneware–as well as the 5 works by Frackelton cataloged in the Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database, all from the collections of Milwaukee museums.

Posted by Emily Pfotenhauer.

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