Rookwood Pottery ( American, 1880 - 1960 )


Matthew A. Daly ( American, 1860 - 1937 )

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General Description

Matthew A. Daly, a native of Cincinnati, trained at the McMicken School of Design and the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He joined Rookwood Pottery in 1882 and remained one of the its primary artists until his departure in 1903. Daly’s designs appear primarily on large thrown vessels, indicating his prominent position in the firm. His oeuvre ranges from portraits to landscapes to animals and plants, such as the sunflowers that project slightly from the luxuriantly glazed surface of this monumental vase due to multiple layers of slip.

Drawn from

  • Kevin Tucker, label copy, August 2004
  • Anita J. Ellis and Susan L. Meyn, Rookwood and the American Indian: Masterpieces of American Art Pottery from the James J. Gardner Collection (Cincinnati: Cincinnati Art Museum, 2007), 137.