Check out a piece of work from our Retro in Clay exhibition!

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This painted cookie jar was made by Ransburg Company.
Harper J. Ransburg moved to Indianapolis in 1920 and started the Harper J. Ransburg Co. By the 1930's, they were purchasing unpainted cookie jars from Uhl Pottery to paint and market them. One of the sons was looking for ways to decrease the wasted paint on metal objects, and invented electrostatic painting. Electrostatic painting is still in use today, primarily by automotive manufacturing companies.

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