Don Winton Collectors have a wide range to pick from - they can look for whimsical cookie jars to bronze busts of the world's leaders. Winton knew from the young age of five that he wanted to be a sculptor and he was someone that was able to live his dream, never retiring, continuing to sculpt up until the time he passed away.
Since starting a profitable business in his teens and still today -- Winton is never without a bit of clay or a sketch pad and pencil.
Don and Norma Winton's adventures and stories are numerous, any one of them would probably be a highlight for a "normal person", but Winton (true) tales keep adding up. A book was written about the Wintons in 1997 and they have done enough since then, that a Volume #2 is probably in order.
His works are numerous and have touched most of our lives. Read more about this amazing artist - Don Winton and ee on an Internet chat he and Norma had with collectors in 2000.
Although most of the pictures are of cookie jars, the gallery touches upon other pieces done by Don Winton, including a Princess Di bust, salt and peppers, and figurines. But watch out, you might get hooked once you start browsing through the images.
This is a most familiar piece of Americana, but not many people realize just who designed it. Yep, it was Don Winton that holds the patent.
Don Winton's Twin Winton jars are very distinctive -- most had a light brown wood finish stain, lighter than the California Originals or Treasure Craft pieces, with some color embellishments. Additionally, some jars were offered in solid colors such as gray, red, avocado, orange, ivory, and pineapple.
The past few years Don Winton has designed and created a cookie jar to be auctioned off on Saturday night after closing time at the annual Nashville Cookie Jar Show. This year he certainly outdid himself, with the best jar of all!
This amazing jar was purchased at the Nashville Cookie Jar show in 1997.
Although this book is only available on the secondary market, it's a must-have for pottery collectors. Don Winton not only designed pieces that had his name on it, but sculpted commissioned items for other pottery companies, museums and organizations. This book tells the story of an amazing and talented man - Don Winton.