Kentucky Historical Society
Warren and Julie Payne of Louisville Win 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
Among this year’s winners were Warren and Julie Payne, of Louisville, recipients of the Class B Publication Award for “Clear as Mud: Early 20th Century Kentucky Art Pottery.”
“Clear as Mud: Early 20th Century Kentucky Art Pottery” is a groundbreaking look at art pottery produced in Kentucky from 1900 to World War II. The first and only book on this unique subject, each chapter was written by an expert collector or scholar. The book includes sections on art tile produced in the state as well as information about rare drain-tile premiums created by the Lee and Owensboro potteries. Each chapter contains history and photographs, known makers’ marks and tips for identifying unmarked pottery.
The Kentucky History Awards program, presented annually by KHS, recognizes exceptional achievements in Kentucky history by individuals, business and civic leaders, communities, museums and history organizations throughout the Commonwealth. The program also honors individuals and groups that have demonstrated efforts to promote the preservation, awareness and appreciation of state and local history.
For more information about the Kentucky History Awards visit www.history.ky.gov/historyawards.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.