Irene Bishop was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on December 5, 1881. She attended the Cincinnati Art Academy and was a member of the Art Students League. She worked at Rookwood Pottery for nine years, from 1900 until 1909. The majority of her work was in standard glaze and Iris. She married fellow Rookwood artist Edward Hurley in 1907. She continued to work painting miniatures for may years after leaving the company, exhibiting in New York and Philadelphia. Irene Bishop Hurley died in Cincinnati in 1925. Collector interest in her pieces is considered to be average.

Example of an Irene Bishop vase in Iris Glaze

Example of an Irene Bishop artist mark: "I.B."

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