In a partnership that combines two of Cincinnati's artistic treasures, The Rookwood Pottery Company and the estate of artist Edie Harper, we are happy to unveil these new pieces.
Rookwood, historic maker of one-of‐a‐kind handcrafted tile and pottery, has replicate the silkscreen prints “Nine Tails” and “Fishful Thinking,” two examples of Harper’s modernist images created in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Each piece focuses on a cat on the hunt; one while chasing a mouse through cattails; the other while peering at seven fish in a fishbowl.
Harper, the late wife of famed Cincinnati artist Charley Harper, was herself an accomplished artist who maintained a studio alongside her husband’s for decades. Her prints “Nine Tails” and “Fishful Thinking” (originally acrylic paintings on canvas) are among her most popular, and have been recreated in hand‐painted tiles by Rookwood Art Director Allan Nairn, artist Terence Hammonds and glaze painter Deb Smith.
This 8" x 8" tile, called Fishful Thinking, features a cat curiously watching goldfish in a fishbowl.
Made in Cincinnati, OH.