There was also a division of labor within the company. You'd have people who'd throw the pots, people who'd fire the pots or do glazing, and then the decorators. The purist Arts and Crafts sentiment would be that one person would do all of that and be gratified by his efforts and uplifted in having done all this himself. But Rookwood did divide that labor, which is a good or a bad thing depending on your feelings about Arts and Crafts. Who were some of Rookwood's most notable artists?Small bowl with incised and painted decoration of dandelions going all around, the work of Charles Stewart Todd in 1913Small bowl with incised and painted decoration of dandelions going all around, the work of Charles Stewart Todd in 1913Humler: Kataro Shirayamadani would be at the top of anybody's list. He was a consummate craftsman who could do just about anything, and he did some amazing work. Albert Valentine, who ended up in California about 1907, was a great artist, particularly wonderful when it comes to flowers. Sara Sax, who worked at Rookwood for a long time, really didn't come into her own until after World War I and started to produce some very beautiful modern things. Jens Jensen, a Scandinavian immigrant, did some fantastic Picasso-esque pieces in his lifetime. There are a number of very significant people who worked at Rookwood and produced a consistently good body of work. There were some connecting themes.

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