Publication History:

Place of Publication: St. Louis, MO

Frequency:  Monthly

Volume and Issue Data:  15 issues, 1904-1907

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  The Potters, a group of St. Louis women artists and writers who issued this monthly magazine

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

“A single copy of the magazine was hand-lettered and hand-illustrated by the Potters. It contained a variety of artistic output, including poetry and prose, photographs, calligraphy artwork, and needlework.  Comprised of young women in their late teens and early twenties, the Potters included poet Sara Teasdale, artists Caroline Risque and Petronelle Sombart, photographers Grace and Williamina Parrish, and writers Vine Colby, Inez Dutro, Celia Harris, Edna Wahlert and Guida Richey.  Their mentor, Lillie Rose Ernst, was a botany teacher at Central High School [and later an administrator with the St. Louis Public School System], and she alternately encouraged and challenged them.  The Potters went their various ways after 1907, some of them to marry, others for further study or to actively pursue careers in distant places.

The collection contains poems, short stories, watercolor prints, photographs–mostly portraits, various hand-painted designs, plays, fabric covered designs, and photographs of sculptures.

Information Sources:                   

Bibliography: None

Locations:  The Potters Wheel Collection, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis, MO; three issues  in the Yale University Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven,CT