International studio — 36.1908/​1909(1909)

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TECO WARE

GATES POTTERIES

T

HE TECO POTTERY
BY WILLIAM HAROLD EDGAR

AMERICA is coming to her own in pot-
tery, as weli as in the other arts and
sciences. And why shouid she not ? Her vast beds
of ciays, silicas and spars have oniy as yet been
touched upon. These oniy need have brains and
enthusiasm mixed with them to transform them
into articles of beauty and utility. She has the ma-
terial and the men. The ten years' iife of the
American Ceramic Society, where such men as
Orton, Binns, Mayer and a host of others have
iabored on broad
iines for the good
of the art, has
borne fruit, and
American ciay
workers are now
enjoying worid-
wide recognition.
In the Pom-
peiian room of the
AuditoriumAnnex
in Chicago stand
four immense
vases, wrought in
pieasant iines, and
in the p e c u 1 i a r
metaiiic green of
the Teco Pottery,
produced at the
Gates potteries.
These vases are
each seven f e e t
high and were de-
signed and exe-
cuted by Mr. Wm.
D. Gates himself. viEw OF poriERiES

Visitors to Chicago have tarried in this room and
marveied at it, and at these vases, and have carried
to other countries the fame of this room and these
vases.
At the Worid's Fair at St. Louis I met a very in-
teliigent Russian, who was enthusiastic over this
particular pottery and was having a shipment sent
home to him at St. Petersburg. As an American,
who had the usual disregard for home goods and
veneration for imported, this astonished me, and I
began to look at the ware in a new light and later
on made it my business to look in at the Chicago
of&ce of this pottery and eventually to go out to

FROM MR. GATES'S RESIDENCE


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