Rose with sample pieces of her one-stroke painting
20th Century, Circa 2008
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Rose still does a bit of art work, putting her hand to learning the one stroke method of brush painting on glass. Recently, she gave some of the tools she had used at the factory to Annette Unger, supervisor of the Working Pottery in the Medalta Museum, and her assistant, Chelsea Scott. She also gave them some tips on how to wield the brush when banding or lettering. Her demonstrations seemed second nature to her and she made it look easy - always a sign of talent and experience.
On March 30, 2009, this lovely lady, with a quiet humour and a gentle, somewhat reserved and regal presence, celebrated her 81st birthday.
Those fortunate enough to possess a finely banded Medalta Potteries plate or a beautiful hand lettered Hycroft item, has a piece of Alberta's clay heritage. They also just might have some of the handiwork of Rose Marie Stickle Woyciehouski.