Ceramic Arts Studio collectors convention set for Aug. 25

MADISON, Wis. — Figurines by Madison’s Ceramic Arts Studio brightened homes from coast to coast during the 1940s and ’50s, and continue to brighten hearts today. This August, all roads lead to Madison, Wis., and the 2012 CAS Collectors Convention, “A CAS Summer Vacation.”

The convention will celebrate the popularity of CAS across America in cities large and small, as well as the all-American themes of many Studio releases.

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On their way! “The Four Seasons,” designed by Betty Harrington for Ceramic Arts Studio of Madison in 1949, look forward to the 2012 CAS Collectors Convention. The event, “A CAS Summer Vacation,” is set for Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Madison’s Howard Johnson Plaza. (Clockwise from front left: “Winter Willie,” “Autumn Andy,” “Spring Sue” and “Summer Sally.” $500-$600/set.) Photo courtesy CAS Collectors

Convention attendees will take in the Wisconsin Pottery Association Show & Sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 25 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 “summer vacation” theme, including “car bingo,” vacation photos, road maps, postcards – even a souvenir stand. In short, everything that made summer vacations of long ago unforgettable.

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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 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 2012 CAS Collectors Commemorative.

So celebrate the heritage of Ceramic Arts Studio – and take a stroll down memory lane – at the 18th annual CAS Collectors Convention on Aug. 25; it’s an exciting end-of-summer “road trip” you won’t want to miss.

Convention registration, which remains at $60 per person, includes all evening activities, plus the Commemorative. Forms and additional information are available on the club’s website, www.cascollectors.com, or by writing CAS Collectors, 206 Grove St., Rockton, IL 61072.

Membership in CAS Collectors is open to all those with an interest in the work of Ceramic Arts Studio.

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