Through her urging, the pottery began and endured to improve for four or five years, but she became less interested in the operations and truly gave her interest in it to others to continue. Taylor really is the fellow who put Rookwood on the map. International competitors was crucial, just like the St. Louis World's Fair
, the Paris Exposition in 1900, the World's Fair in Buffalo. Anytime there has been
a significant overseas exhibition where pottery was judged, Taylor was quick to be certain Rookwood was there, and they won a lot of gold medals. They definitely sold loads of product in Europe.