Born March 20~ Maria Longworth Storer

Maria Longworth Nichols Storer (March 20, 1849-April 30, 1932) was an artist, the founder of Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a patron of fine art.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Vase by Maria Longworth Nichols Storer
c.1898 / Copper & silver electroplated on tin, semi-precious stones / 12 1/4″ tall / Cincinnati Art Museum, OH

Maria Longworth Storer on Google Arts & Culture:

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June 14, 1325~ Ibn Battuta leaves Tangier on a journey that will last 29 years

Tile with the Great Mosque of Mecca by Turkish Artist


Ibn Battuta started on his travels in 1325, when he was 20 years old. His main reason to travel was to go on a Hajj, or a Pilgrimage to Mecca, to fulfill the fifth pillar of Isla. But his traveling went on for around 29 years and he covered about 75,000 miles visiting the equivalent of 44 modern countries which were then mostly under the governments of Muslim leaders of the World of Islam, or “Dar al-Islam”. ~Office of Resources for International and Area Studies, UC Berkeley

17th century (Ottoman Empire) / Fritware with underglaze painting
/ 24 9/16”x14 1/8”x1 3/8” / The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD


The three lines of Arabic writing in the upper part of this large, ceramic wall tile are from the third chapter of the Qur’an, and exhort the Muslim faithful to make the pilgrimage to Mecca. The rest of the tile is given over to a bird’s-eye representation of the Great Mosque in Mecca, with the Ka’ba, Islam’s holiest shrine, in the center. ~The Walters Art Museum

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/14~

March 17~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Phoebe Anna Traquair (1852-1936), Arts & Crafts artist created paintings, embroideries, illuminations, and illustrations

Annunciation (study for mural) / 1900 / Tempera on card / 11”x9”


Nampeyo (c.1859-1942)
One of the most important figures in Native American Pottery

Jar / c.1910 / Ceramic / H-8 1/4” W-14 1/4”

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/20~

One of the most influential ceramic designers of the 20th century, this British ceramic artist was herself inspired by the Art Deco, Cubism, and De Stijl movements.

In 1863, this photographer’s innovations in the field were finally officially acknowledged when he received the prestigious cross of the French Legion of Honor.

Answers here~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/13~

This 20th century American artist’s time as a volunteer restoring Native American clay vessels inspired his own hand-built pieces, which he would build, break, and reassemble after painting and glazing them.

One of the most famous Neoclassical artists in 19th century Europe, this Danish/Icelandic sculptor spent forty years in Italy and celebrated the date of his arrival there as his “Roman birthday.”

Answers here~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/11~

This American artist’s functional pottery ended up in hundreds of collections, including the Louvre’s Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

This Moscow-born artist, along with his co-founder of the Soviet Pop and Conceptual Art movement in Russia, emigrated to Israel, and then to New York, in response to their arrest and the destruction of their artwork.

Answers here~