June 16, 2021

1933, ’84 & ’85

Pieces produced for exhibition & sale at the
1933 Chicago World’s Fair were covered with this
bark-like substance, and dated 1933

1984 (’84) & 1985 (’85) DATE MARKINGS

A note from Jeff Stevenson, son of the pottery owner, Ken Stevenson: “It seemed like a good idea to begin adding dates to the bottom of the pieces. Unfortunately, we quickly learned that a lot of the people visiting the pottery in 1985 wanted a piece with that date on it. Once it was apparent that it was going to be harder to sell pieces left over from previous production years, the dating experiment came to an end. To the best of my recollection, pieces were only dated in 1984 and 1985 (except for the occasional limited edition items, such as the Christmas ornaments and the Indian head busts).

Dating was primarily discontinued from 1933 until 1984.
In 1984, pieces were marked ’84 to indicate 1984.
In 1985, pieces were marked with ’85 to indicate 1985.
This piece was an original by Craig Stevenson, marked “Cs.”