The Cowan Pottery Symposium
Each year, on a Saturday in early May, the Cowan Pottery Symposium is held at the Rocky River Public Library. The Symposium is organized by the Cowan Pottery Museum curator and Rocky River Public Library staff and is co-sponsored by CPMA. Symposium sessions are open to all and there is no charge for admission, but reservations are required for attendees wishing to purchase a catered lunch. The Symposium program is intended for all who are interested in Cowan Pottery, its connections with the Cleveland School art movement, later work of Cowan artists, local history, art pottery and antiques collecting, or the arts in general.
Each year, the all-day Symposium program includes presentations by noted experts in decorative arts, art history and the role of R. Guy Cowan’s venture in the contemporary Cleveland environment. Other activities at the Symposium include news from collectors on new discoveries, acquisitions and restoration projects, and the Annual R. Guy Cowan Scholarship presentation.
The weekend of the Symposium also includes a post-event dinner gathering and is also a time for CPMA to present fundraising events such as sale or auctions of Cowan pottery items and to conduct its Annual Meeting
The 2017 Symposium will be held at Rocky River Public Library on Saturday May 6th. Our Museum Curator has assembled an exciting program of presentations and activities for the 27th Annual Symposium. The Symposium program and sign-up details are available here. 2017 Symposium Program