Rowe Pottery Works Presents Inaugural Design Contest Offering $6,500 in Prize Money

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Premier salt-glazed pottery creator, Rowe Pottery Works, is inviting potters to submit their best, original designs in its first-ever Rowe Pottery Design Contest.

As a maker of historic pottery, we’ll be accepting pottery pieces that reflect American designs from 1750 to 1900. We intend to consider adding the winning piece to a new collection for sale in 2006

Want to make history with your pottery designs? Rowe Pottery Works, the Wisconsin-based studio that creates historically authentic salt-glazed pottery is inviting potters from all over the country to submit their best, original designs in this summer’s first-ever Rowe Pottery Works Design Contest.

The first-place winner will receive $5,000; the second-place winner $1,000 and the third-place winner $500.

“As a maker of historic pottery, we’ll be accepting pottery pieces that reflect American designs from 1750 to 1900. We intend to consider adding the winning piece to a new collection for sale in 2006,” explains Justin Janisch, president of Rowe Pottery Works. “Pottery making is a growing field with talented amateurs, professionals and students interpreting traditional forms and exploring new designs while working with age-old techniques that we use to produce our salt-glazed products.”

To enter, potters can visit the Rowe Pottery Website and click on 2006 Pottery Contest to review the rules and download the entry form for completion. The finished piece and signed form must arrive together to complete the entry. Entries are due May 29, 2006, at the Rowe Pottery Works studio, 404 England Street, Cambridge, Wisconsin 53523. For more information, potters can contact Kari Rummage, (800) 356-7687.

About Rowe Pottery Works

Rowe Pottery Works was established in 1975 in Cambridge, Wisconsin. What started as a two-person pottery studio is now a group of artisans, each with his or her own unique talent and skills. Interest in collecting antique cobalt blue salt-glazed crocks and jugs was the inspiration to change the studio's pottery product line in early 1980. Since then, Rowe Pottery has been making museum-quality reproductions of Early American salt- glazed crocks and jugs. In addition, the line has recently expanded to include new products, warm colors and bold designs.

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