Greetings, I am wondering if there is any interest to purchase Nemadji Pottery via this blog. At present I am selling my duplicates at Lakeside Traders in Moose Lake, MN. They are selling well…but wanted to see if anyone outside our area would be interest. Please offer comments. Thank you.
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I wasn’t sure how Nemadji collectibles would sell this summer in Moose Lake. If this weekend is any indicator, I would have to say I’d better go through my collection and look for duplicates. In the past two days I have had to restock twice. It seems all styles, eras and colors are hot, hot, hot. The old red clay pieces made with clay dug from Nemadji Township were flying out the door. These pieces are from the 1950’s made in Moose Lake, Minnesota. Many of them are on their way to southern Minnesota to a new home. I would be interested to hear how the collecting and selling is doing in other parts of the country.
As we move closer to retirement we are downsizing our household. For me that means selling some of my duplicate pieces of Nemadji Pottery collected over 35 years. This is hard. I remember the excitement of hunting and collecting each piece. Now it is time to share that pleasure with others. Nemadji collecting is still very strong, unlike other collectible pottery. I believe that is because the prices are within the range of new collectors who are just discovering this pottery made in Moose Lake and Kettle River Minnesota. If you are collecting, remember collect what you love. You may have it for awhile. I have enjoyed my collection….and it always gives me pleasure to see the pieces on display in my home. If you have questions….feel free to ask, I will do my best to share my info with you.
While I was out and about today I ran into some Nemadji collectors. It’s always fun to hear about found bargains. It seems garage sales in the Moose Lake area still have lots of “gold” to mine. Dave and Jeanne told me about a great bargain they snapped up on a Nemadji Pottery lamp. Listening to their stories…it’s true the early bird catches the worm. The photos above include the old showroom sign used at the Nemadji Pottery plant in Kettle River. I purchased it when the plant closed its doors for good in 2002. The pottery plaque was created especially for me. I use it when I do my presentations about the history of Nemadji Pottery and Tile. It might just be the last piece of Nemadji to be created. I have also added a photo of the new art installation in Moose Lake, Minnesota. It represents the amazing history of our little town which is the gateway of the Arrowhead Region.
I love my little Garden of the Gods pots by Eric Hellman. There are also a couple of small pieces of Nemadji. They display nicely.
Eric Hellman was hired by Nemadji Pottery and Tile to create and design the first line of Nemadji pottery and to create master molds that would set the stage for decades of production for the Moose Lake based pottery. He also introduced the “cold” painting process that gave Nemadji Pottery its unique swirls.
This is a link to newspaper article about Eric Hellman.
to see more of Hellman’s work, visit Broadmoor Pottery