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.