Potter

Ruth Sayer

Location

Morton, Illinois

Origins

American

Manufacturing Era

20th Century

Treatment(s)

Copper Lustre

Type(s) of Ware

Bath
Dinnerware
Novelty

Motif

Tea Leaf
Teaberry

Description

In the 1980's former Tea Leaf Club, International member, Ruth Sayer began decorating odd pieces of ironstone made by different potters with copper lustre and theTea Leaf motif.  The original pieces were not marked but eventually she began identifying pieces with marks on the underside.  Marks include her initials "RS" or a Tea Leaf or an RS with a Tea Leaf design.  Later Ruth and her husband also made their own decorated pieces.