The Museum Store features the work of over forty local artists, publications on Pasadena and surrounding areas, official Tournament of Roses© licensed products, and specialized artwork, gifts, and books relating to the exhibits and collections of the Museum. The Store also sells exclusive PMH publications, including Batchelder: Tilemaker, the catalog for Cast & Fired: Pasadena’s Midcentury Ceramics Industry, and the children’s books The Way Pasadena Was and Painting the Beautiful. PMH Members receive a 10%-20% discount on most Store merchandise. All purchases at the Museum Store directly benefit PMH’s educational initiatives.
Museum Store Hours
Wednesdays through Sundays, Noon to 5:00 pm (Please note that the Museum is closed on all major holidays and the day after Thanksgiving. The Museum's hours can also be affected by the schedule at the Rose Bowl Stadium.) Check our calendar for specific dates.
Book of the Month - 30% Off
The Complete Book of Florence Ceramics
by Barbara S. Kline
The Florence Ceramics Company of Pasadena, California, produced historical and literary figurines, birds, animals, figural pairs, and an extensive line of artware from the early 1940s to 1964. This wonderfully illustrated book identifies them all. Ceramic enthusiasts will enjoy the history of how company founder Florence Ward got her start in the ceramics business and how she researched the designs and period costumes of the figurines. Also included is a discussion of how the wares were produced, patent descriptions related to molding and manufacturing techniques, and interviews with family members and former employees.
About Florence Ceramics:
Florence Ceramics was featured in the 2016 exhibition, Cast & Fired: Pasadena’s Mid-Century Ceramics Industry. The company, which operated from 1942-1964, produced a selection of home products, but is best known for the “Florence Collection,” authentic, detailed reproductions of historical and fictional characters, including figures from two well-known paintings at the Huntington Library—Thomas Lawrence’s Sarah Barrett Moulton: Pinkie and Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy. Florence also drew inspiration from Godey’s Ladies Book. She often produced figurines embellished with slip-coated lace, which burned away during the firing leaving the delicate ceramic replica. Delicately articulated fingers were another defining feature of Florence Ceramics figurines, and twenty-two karat gold accents provided the final touches.
The Store offers a changing array of merchandise focused on the Pasadena area, including:
- Works of art by over forty local artists in various media including paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photography, and textiles
- Official Tournament of Roses® merchandise available year-round
- Books on local architecture, art, children’s literature, and histories of Pasadena and surrounding cities
- Locally made jams, jellies, candies, cards, and gift items
All purchases in the Museum Store directly benefit Pasadena Museum of History’s educational initiatives.
As a benefit of membership, the Museum Store offers 10-20% off merchandise to PMH Members.**
**No additional discounts offered on items on consignment as well as some clearance and sales items. Other restrictions may apply.
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