Photos of Edna and Bob. They were married for 30 years. Robert Arnow was born in 1912 and died in 1973. He encouraged and facilitated Edna’s pottery career, made her first wheel out of an old washing machine, worked the art fairs, threw a fine bowl, created the distinctive signature, set up molds and kilns, and retired to join the pottery business full time, but sadly, died at age 59. They were great partners.
A curious mention:
Edna’s name appeared in an article by Myra Janco Daniels in Chicago Magazine, “I married a Mad Man,” about a legendary ad executive (like the one in the television show, Mad Men). It’s about how she didn’t make it to Edna’s exhibition:
“The next day, August 19, 1967, he picked me up to go to an Edna Arnow pottery show. On the way, he asked if he could stop for a minute at the courthouse. … There was a large room across the hall where marriages were performed and Dan said to me, “Myra, let’s go ahead and do it.” …The next thing I knew, … we were married.” Click here for the whole article.
Edna was born Jan. 15, 1921, and died Feb. 8, 2013.
Edna’s pottery from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, click here