CAS Collectors mark 20th year Aug. 23


MADISON, Wisconsin — This year, CAS Collectors, the club for all those with an interest in the work of Madison’s Ceramic Arts Studio, turns 20. To mark the occasion, the group is throwing an special anniversary party. The theme of the group’s 2014 convention, set for Saturday, August 23 in Madison, Wis., is “A Toast To The Past! CAS Collectors’ 20th Anniversary!”

Collectors will celebrate the enduring appeal of Ceramic Arts figurines, which brightened

Ceramic Arts Studio

Ceramic Arts Studio, seldom-offered Aphrodite figure, 7 inches high. Sold for $316 at Dirk Soulis Auctions, Lone Jack, Missouri, November 20, 2013.
Photo courtesy Dirk Soulis Auctions

homes from coast to coast during the 1940s and ’50s, and continue to brighten hearts today.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 23, convention attendees will take in the Wisconsin Pottery Association Show & Sale at the Alliant Energy Center. Later, all will gather at Madison’s Howard Johnson Plaza for the convention festivities, with activities and décor centered around a fun-filled “anniversary party” theme. There’ll be party favors, take-home souvenirs, stupendous door prizes, club memorabilia and an opportunity for “anniversary photos.” In short, everything that makes such a gathering so unforgettable.

Getting the evening underway will be a social hour, and the popular “CAS On Display Contest.” All in attendance are invited to submit entries. A buffet dinner, raffle and membership meeting will be followed by the club’s annual auction, featuring professional auctioneer Shirley Baumann. Events will conclude with door prizes and presentation of the 2014 CAS Collectors Commemorative.

Convention registration, which remains at $60 per person, includes all evening activities, plus the commemorative. Registrations received by May 31 will be eligible for an “Earliest Earlybird” prize drawing, to be held at the convention.Forms and additional information are available at, or by writing to CAS Collectors, 206 Grove St., Rockton, IL 61072.

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