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Wisconsin Pottery Association
 
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Rosemeade Pottery
by Wahpeton Pottery Company
1940-1961
Wahpeton, North Dakota


Rosemeade Dog head shaker.

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North Dakota Pottery Association has an article on Rosemeade and it is available here.

"Collector's Encyclopedia of Rosemeade Pottery" by Darlene Hurst Dommel is available at http://www.collectorsbooks.com/rospot.html
This comprehensive guide contains over 25 years of research. Interviews with many former employees contributed to the thoroughly investigated text. Vintage photographs, museum information, end notes, bibliography, and index are included. Over 800 full-color photos from several extensive collections document the impressive product variety. Featured pieces range from mass-produced wares to rare, one-of-a-kind examples. Detailed captions, measurements, and estimated values accompany the photographs. Several categories of cross-market collectibles are shown. These include banks, television lamps, bells, jewelry, bookends, wall pockets, ashtrays, and more.

North Dakota Pottery Collectors Society is an organization, which was created to enhance collecting interest in the types of pottery made in North Dakota.

Margaret Kelly Cable - The University of North Dakota has papers about this influential teacher at the school.  She made numerous presentations & exhibits, including an exhibit at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.

North Dakota History: Journal of the Northern Plains has been published since 1926, and has published many articles on the pottery of North Dakota.  Back issues are available and the articles are listed.

By the Way.....
Rosemeade was a very popular name for china patterns.  It was used by Harker, Mikasa and Wedgwood,

Artist Fritz Scholder's mother, Ella Mae Scholder worked for Rosemeade Pottery for several years according to North Dakota State Alumni Foundation.  His father was Administrator of Indian Schools and for a time stayed at  the Wahpeton Indian School.  His Wisconsin connection was that he went to school in Ashland & Superior.  A very interesting oral history is available at the Smithsonian Archive of American Art.  As a child, he would paint envelopes and send them to famous people all over the world to sign with the postage from that country and have them sent back because he was a collector of stamps & postal covers.  He recalled how he sent an envelope to Albert Einstein with his formula painted on it and he got it back signed and dated (due to the postmark).