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What Is It? February 2019

What Is It? February 2019

Send your answers to the What Is It contest, postmarked by February 20, to the Mountain States Collector , P.O. box 1003, Bailey, CO 80421. Three winners will be drawn. Winners will receive a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector.

by · February 10, 2019 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Quality and Designer Determine Prices for Rookwood Pottery

Quality and Designer Determine Prices for Rookwood Pottery

By Anne Gilbert    So you’ve just discovered a small pottery vase not only signed “Rookwood,” but with an artist’s signature at a garage sale! And, for this great discovery you paid $90. A lot of money at a garage sale but couldn’t it be worth thousands? Once home you excitedly grab your Handy-Dandy Price Guide. Sure enough the artist and […]

by · January 15, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Circassian Girl, Grandmother Lizzie

Circassian Girl, Grandmother Lizzie

Submitted by Carol Mobley    Elizabeth Metz (Lizzie) was born in Manhattan, NY on December 5, 1861 — a beautiful girl whose life was as colorful as her red hair.    There is little known of Lizzie’s childhood but by the time she was 19 she was married to Ambrose Hadley, a Civil War veteran 20 years her senior. They traveled together […]

by · January 15, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Van Briggle — Colorado’s Connection to Rookwood

Van Briggle — Colorado’s Connection to Rookwood

By Ann Brandt    Artus Van Briggle lived only 35 years, but he left behind an artistic legacy. Van Briggle has been called a genius, an artist and a potter. He was all those things, working with intensity, fueled in the last five years of his life by the knowledge of impending death from tuberculosis.    Before Van Briggle’s work became widely […]

by · January 15, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Novice

Novice

  By Peggy DeStefano   Chubby mother earth      Has more rolls           Than I know what to do   I decide to crisscross her body      And with a determined snowplow           I corset her in   Braver, I become       Knees bent, ski poles tucked   […]

by · January 15, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article