The Cincinnati Pottery Club
This elegant earthenware vase was decorated by Clara Chipman Newton in 1880. Women pottery decorators in the 1800s and early 1900s came from a variety of backgrounds. For some--including young immigrant women--pottery decoration was a respectable way to earn a living. For others like Newton--a founding member of the Cincinnati Pottery Club--it was a hobby.
||Clara Chipman Newton (1848-1936)
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