Century House Pottery

Century House plate and dish

1948-1963
Madison Wisconsin


Century House was the name of a Madison, Wisconsin tavern building, originally erected in 1836. In October of 1948, Priscilla Jane Scalbom purchased the building for $6,000.

A Madison high school art teacher who had been educated at the Art Institute of Chicago, Scalbom began a pottery production and retail operation which she called Century House, after the building. In 1949, Scalbom married Max Howell, another potter, who had learned the craft in California. Continue reading “Century House Pottery”

2010 Show: Wisconsin Art Pottery 1930-2010

Wisconsin Pottery Association 2010 Exhibit
August 28, 2010

 

The Wisconsin Pottery Association held its 15th annual Pottery Show and Sale on Saturday August 28, 2010. All types of antique and collectible pottery were on sale. Some 50 Pottery dealers from across the nation participated, as well as noted studio potters.

The show, titled Wisconsin Art Pottery 1930 to 2010 included a great selection of Wisconsin Pottery including examples of Ceramic Art Studio, Century House, Pittsville and Kohler pottery. Studio potters include Carlton Ball, Don Reitz, Scott Draves, Aaron Bohrod, Eric Olson and more. Continue reading “2010 Show: Wisconsin Art Pottery 1930-2010”

2008 Show: Pauline & the Pottery of Edgerton, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Pottery Association 2008 Exhibit
August 23, 2008

The Wisconsin Pottery Association held its 13th annual Pottery Show and Sale on Saturday August 23, 2008. All types of antique and collectible pottery were on sale for one day only. About 50 Pottery dealers from across the nation participated, as well as noted studio potters.

Pauline and the Pottery of Edgerton, Wisconsin was the theme of the 2008 exhibit. Visitors saw a great selection of pottery associated from Edgerton, Wisconsin including Pauline Pottery, American Art Clay Works, Edgerton Pottery Company, Rock Pottery, Pickard China, Edgerton Art Clay Works and Norse Pottery.

The Exhibit titled: Pauline and the Pottery of Edgerton, Wisconsin was held at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center.

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