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Hull House Kilns
1927-1940
Chicago Illinois

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A social settlement formed by Jane Adams & Ellen Gates.  The Hull House Kilns were an outgrowth of the Labor Museum organized in 1927.  The kilns made all sorts of tableware pieces, animal & children figures of dense heavy clays glazed with very bright colors.  Some had decorated or hand incised designs.  The Labor Museum gave immigrants a place to practice the old county crafts and then they were exhibited & sold there.  The Hull-House Shops conducted evening classes by social workers who belonged to the Chicago Arts & Crafts Society.  From Lehner's Encyclopedia of U.S. Marks on Pottery, Porcelain & Clay, Lois Lehner

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