University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute

Within a new, state-of-the-art facility created to transform the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute into the nation’s premier destination for neurologic and psychiatric care, research and education, Bluewater Studio collaborated with Perkins+Will Branded Environments to provide a stunning, permanent educational display for the extensive Rookwood Pottery collection of the facility’s major donor. Rookwood Pottery, decorated with painted images of real Indian people, and then glazed by a thick, rich, colorful layer of glass, became popular as Cincinnatians, reflecting on industrialized America, longed for the simple life embodied at the time by the American Indian.

“It is…a state-of-the-art, museum-quality display of Rookwood pottery. Rookwood is something unique to Cincinnati. It’s something that was a great love for Jim Gardner.”

Dr. Joseph Broderick – director of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute.

Project Scope of Work

• Designed by Perkins+Will
• Project Planning & Management
• Design Solutions
• Prototyping & Sampling
• Graphic Production
• Media & Technology
• Fabrication & Installation

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