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Ceramics in Mid-20th Century Madison–a Tale of Two Artists

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on February 23, 2013

Check your chotchke shelf–you might have a piece of Madison’s history sitting there.

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In February the East Side History Club learned about two ceramic artists who worked in Madison in the middle of the last century. Ann Waidelich drew out the  comparisons and contrasts between the two in her informative program.

Consider the following….

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Special guest Mary Lamm Feltman of Rockford, president of the Ceramic Arts Studio Collectors, heard about our meeting and traveled to Madison to attend, along with several members of her group.

Mary Lamm Feltman shares tips for identifying true Ceramic Arts Studio figurines.

Mary Lamm Feltman shares tips for identifying true Ceramic Arts Studio figurines.

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Ceramic Arts Studio founder Betty Harrington lived on Waubesa Street near Madison Brass Works. Kathy Seifert, whose grandfather Edward Schwenn founded Madison Brass Works with Henry Vogts in 1909, grew up nearby and played in Harrington’s back yard, occasionally receiving figurine “seconds” as gifts.

Kathy Siefert displays her Ceramic Arts Studio figurines known as "Rebecca and Isaac".

Kathy Siefert displays her Ceramic Arts Studio figurines known as “Rebecca and Isaac”.

 

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2 Responses to “Ceramics in Mid-20th Century Madison–a Tale of Two Artists”

  1. You tube of Part one of Ceramic Feb 16, 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRXm0xAWLa8
    I will be sending DVDs and Part Two on You tube will follow.

    Gordy Lang

  2. Part Two: Ceramics in Mid-20th Century Madison-a tale of Two Artists Feb 116, 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGU0QlyDGSM&feature=youtu.be
    I will be sending DVDs

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