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Cable Years

50/50: The Cable Years

Early Years





The late teens and twenties proved to be Cable's most productive and creative years. In 1927 at the Women's World Fair in Chicago, Governor Sorlie named Cable North Dakota's Outstanding Woman. Cable's astonishing array of accomplishments leading to the award included several papers published in national journals, hundreds of pieces of pottery made by the Ceramics Department for national trade shows, exhibitions in major national art galleries, as well as continued research of clays and glazes, demonstrating and teaching activities.

Cable's involvement in the American Ceramics Society and the National Federation of Women's Clubs resulted in dozens of demonstrations and national recognition and visibility. Several times she demonstrated at national convention and in 1927 she chaired the Industrial Arts Division of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. In 1951 her numerous achievement were recognized nationally when she received the coveted Charles Fergus Binns Medal for "excellence in art" from the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, and the American Ceramics Society.