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American Art Pottery
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Pottery Wide-mouth jar made at Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1885. Decorated by Laura A. Fry (1857-1943). Chocolate-brown clay body, textured exterior with slip decoration consisting of yellow and green flower motif. Smithsonian Photo #80-11365 by Rolfe Baggett.
A Selected Bibliography
Bassett, Mark. Introducing Roseville Pottery. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub., 1999.
Blasberg, Robert W. Fulper Art Pottery: An Aesthetic Appreciation, 1909-1920. New York: The Jordan-Volpe Gallery, 1979.
Boris, Eileen. Art and Labor: Ruskin, Morris and the Craftsman Ideal in America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1986.
Callen, Anthea. Women Artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement, 1870-1914. New York: Pantheon Books, 1979.
Chipman, Jack. Collector's Encyclopedia of California Pottery. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1992.
Cincinnati, Art Galleries. The Glover Collection: The David W. and Katherine M. Glover Collection of Rookwood Pottery. Cincinnati: Cincinnati Art Galleries, 1991.
Cincinnati Art Museum. The Ladies God Bless 'Em: The Women's Art Movement in Cincinnati in the Nineteenth Century. Cincinnati: Cincinnati Art Museum, 1976.
Clark, Garth. The Mad Potter of Biloxi: The Art & Life of George E. Ohr. New York: Abbeville Press, 1989.
Clark, Robert J. The Arts and Crafts Movement in America, 1876-1916. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1972.
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. American Art Pottery. New York: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian's National Museum of Design, 1987.
Darling, Sharon S. Chicago Ceramics & Glass: An Illustrated History from 1871 to 1933. Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1979.
_____ . Teco: Art Pottery of the Prairie School. Erie, PA: Erie Art Museum, 1989.
Dietz, Ulysses G. The Newark Museum Collection of American Art Pottery. Newark, NJ: The Newark Museum, 1984.
Dollen, R. L. and Brenda L. Dollen. Red Wing Art Pottery: Identification & Value Guide. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1997.
Eidelberg, Martin, ed. From Our Native Clay: Art Pottery from the Collections of the American Ceramic Arts Society. New York: Turn of the Century Editions, 1987.
Ellis, Anita J. Rookwood Pottery: The Glorious Gamble. Cincinnati: Cincinnati Art Museum, 1992.
_____. Rookwood Pottery: the Glaze Lines. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1995.
Evans, Paul. Art Pottery of the United States: An Encyclopedia of Producers and Their Marks. New York: Feingold and Lewis, Publishing Co., 1987.
Everson Museum of Art. American Art Pottery: From the Collection of Everson Museum of Art. New York: Harry N Abrams, 1997.
Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney. American Art Pottery: Selections from the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Orlando: Orlando Museum of Art, 1995.
Hanson, Bob and Craig Nissen. McCoy Pottery: Reference & Value Guide. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1996.
_____. McCoy Pottery, Volume II: Collector's Reference & Value Guide. Paducah, KY: Collector Books. 1999.
Henzke, Lucile. American Art Pottery. Camden, NJ: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1970.
_____. Art Pottery of America. Atglen, PA. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1982.
Herr, Jeffrey. California Art Pottery, 1895-1920: A Catalogue for the Exhibition at California State University, Northridge, October 31-December 2, 1988. Northridge, CA: California State University, Northridge, 1988.
Huxford, Sharon and Bob Huxford. Collector's Encyclopedia of Weller Pottery. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1990.
_____. The Collectors Encyclopedia of Roseville Pottery. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1997.
Kaplan, Wendy, with contributions by Eileen Boris, et al. "The Art That is Life": The Arts and Crafts Movement in America, 1875-1920. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts: Little, Brown & Co., 1987.
Keen, Kirsten Hoving. American Art Pottery, 1875-1930. Wilmington: Delaware Art Museum, 1978.
Kovel, Ralph, and Terry H. Kovel. Kovels' American Art Pottery: The Collector's Guide to Makers, Marks, and Factory Histories. New York: Crown Publishers, 1993.
McCready, Karen. Art Deco and Modernist Ceramics. London: Thames and Hudson, 1995.
McDonald, Ann Gilbert. All About Weller: A History and Collector's Guide to Weller Pottery, Zanesville, Ohio. Marietta, OH: Antique Publications, 1989.
Nelson, Marion John. Art Pottery of the Midwest. Minneapolis: University Art Museum, University of Minnesota, 1988.
Paradis, Joe. Abingdon Pottery Artware 1934-1950: Stepchild of the Great Depression. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1997.
Paradis, Joe and Joyce Paradis. The House of Haeger, 1914-1944: The Revitalization of American Art Pottery. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1999.
Peck, Herbert. The Book of Rookwood Pottery. New York: Crown Publishers, 1968.
_____ . The Second Book of Rookwood Pottery. Tucson: H. Peck, 1985.
Poesch, Jessie. Newcomb Pottery: An Enterprise for Southern Women, 1885-1904. Exton, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1984.
Purviance, Louise and Evan, and Norris F. Schneider. Weller Art Pottery in Color. Des Moines: Wallace-Homestead Book Company, 1971.
Rago, David. American Art Pottery. New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1997.
Reiss, Ray. Red Wing Art Pottery: Classic American Pottery from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s: Including Pottery Made for Rum Rill. Chicago, IL: Property, 1996.
Roberts, Brenda.. The Companion Guide to Roberts' Ultimate Encyclopedia of Hull Pottery. Marceline, MO: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1992.
_____. Roberts' Ultimate Encyclopedia of Hull Pottery. Marceline, MO: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1992.
Royka, Paul A. Fireworks: New England Art Pottery of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1997.
Sasicki, Richard and Josie Fania. The Collector's Encyclopedia of Van Briggle Art Pottery: An Identification & Value Guide. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1992.
Schneider, Mike. California Potteries: The Complete Book. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1995.
_____. Grindley Pottery: A Menagerie. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1996.
Schwartzman, Paulette. A Collector's Guide to European and American Art Pottery. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1978.
Sigafoose, Dick. American Art Pottery: A Collection of Pottery, Tiles, and Memorabilia, 1880-1950: Identification & Values. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1998.
Snyder, Jeffrey B. McCoy Pottery. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub., 1999.
Trapp, Kenneth R. Ode to Nature: Flowers and Landscapes of the Rookwood Pottery, 1880-1940. New York: The Jordan-Volpe Gallery, 1980.
_____. Toward the Modern Style: Rookwood Pottery, the Later Years, 1915-1950. New York, NY: Jordan-Volpe Gallery, 1983.
Trapp, Kenneth R., ed. The Arts and Crafts Movement in California: Living the Good Life. Oakland, CA: Oakland Museum; New York: Abbeville Press, 1993.
American Art Pottery Association: http://www.AmArtPot.org/
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