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Years Attended School

1910-1949

Size

8 x 6.5

Creation Date

1933

Description

All-American Turkey Show Award, 1933, North Dakota benonite slip on stoneware

University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection

Born in Crookston, Minnesota, Margaret Kelly Cable moved to Minneapolis to pursue a career as a ceramicist. In 1910, she was hired to teach at UND and during the 1920s, "art pottery" thrived under her guidance—augmented by the use of native North Dakota flora and fauna motifs and regional themes.

Cable’s piece was made as an award for the 1933 Grand Forks All-American Turkey Show, which attracted breeders from around the country to showcase their birds. The shows, held in Grand Forks from 1924 until the early 1940s, were among the largest and earliest turkey shows in the country.

Art Descriptors

bentonite; brown (color); vases; chicks; ceramics (objects)

UND Seal

Yes

Cable Seal

No

Identifying Markings

Seal. M.Cable 1933, #856 handwritten, Grand Forks painted on side. (misspelled on piece)

Production Number

#856 ?

Condition

Excellent

Status

Stored: UND Pottery Collection Box 76

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Keywords

Turkeys; Pottery

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