He died in 1904 and his wife took over managing the pottery.One of the employees, Kenneth Stevenson, took over the company in 1969.
Silver and turquoise Native American jewelry, pottery, or rugs are popular reminders of travel to New Mexico or Arizona.
It is a longstanding tradition for travelers from the Northeast to vacation in places with abundant sunshine, magnificent scenery and, let’s not forget, unique souvenirs to bring home.
A prime destination for all these reasons has always been the great American Southwest.
Dutch/American Artus Van Briggle was trained as a painter in Europe and worked as a pottery at the Rookwood Pottery firm in Cincinnati, OH.
Artus moved to Colorado Springs since the climate was thought to be appropriate for his struggles with tuberculosis.