A diverse range of essays, new discoveries, and book reviews on the latest research of interest to ceramics scholars
Now in its sixteenth year of publication, Ceramics in America is considered the journal of record for historical ceramics scholarship in the American context and is intended for collectors, historical archaeologists, curators, decorative arts students, social historians, and contemporary potters.
Ceramics in America 2016 Table of Contents
The Allegory Of Europa In Twentieth-Century American Sculpture - Tom Folk • George Thorpe’s Inventory:Virginia’s Earliest Known Appraisal - Martha W. McCartney • Ceramics In Early Virginia (Photo Essay incorporated in the preceding) by Bly Straube
Norwalk, Connecticut, Slip-Script Pottery, The Potters, And Related Ware by Richard Miller
Throwing The Potter’s Wheel (And Women) Back Into Modernism:
Toshiko Takaezu, Karen Karnes, And Edith Heath As Avant-Garde Decorative Artists by Ezra Shales
Fakes With Pseudo Society Of The Cincinnati Motifs Made In The 1930s by Ron Fuchs
A Chinese Export Porcelain Mystery Solved by Shirley M. Mueller and Matthew Bunney
Simply Riveting: Mended Ceramics In Historical Context by Angelika Kuettner
Mary Washington’s Mended Pots: Understanding Ceramics Through The Science of Eighteenth Century Glues by Mara Kaktins, Melanie Marquis, Ruth Ann Armitage and Daniel Fraser
Harry A. Eberhardt Paper Label On A Chinese Porcelain Saucer Repaired With Three Rivets by George L. Miller And Emily Brown
Statistical Evaluation Of Analytical Data For 18th Century American And British Sulphurous Phosphatic Porcelains: Bartlam, Bonnin & Morris, Bow And Isleworth by J. Victor Owen, John D. Greenough And Nick Panes
An 18th century True Porcelain Bowl – The Holy Grail of American Ceramics by Robert Hunter and J. Victor Owen
A Comparative Scientific Study of James Morgan and the Kemple Family Stoneware by Johanna R. Bernstein, Arthur F. Goldberg and Jennifer Mass
The John Bloome Puzzle Jug Revisited by Ivor Noel Hume
Rudolph Lux and the Captain George Russell Presentation Pitchers by Robert Hunter
Book Reviews – Amy Earls, Editor
British Ceramics, 1675–1825 by Brian Gallagher, Barbara Stone Perry, Letitia Roberts, Diana Edwards, Pat Halfpenny, Maurice Hillis, Margaret Ferris Zimmerman.
Texas Clay: 19th-Century Stoneware Pottery from the Bayou Bend Collection by Amy Kurlander, with essays by Joey Brackner and Michael K. Brown
The White Road: Journey into an Obsession by Edmund de Waal
A Potted History: Henry Willett’s Ceramic Chronicle of Britain by Stella Beddoe
Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection by John L. Scherer
The Endless Possibilities: Arts and Crafts Tiles from the Two Red Roses Foundation
By: Susan Montgomery
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“Each year Ceramics in America opens a window on most aspects of American life: public and private, imported and native, industrial and aesthetic, social and economic—and on all cultures betwixt and between.”—Philip Zea, President, Historic Deerfield, Inc.
“Ceramics in America is a highly important publication in the field of ceramics research. Always stunningly produced, it can be counted on to provide the latest research into a variety of topics that impact our understanding of ceramics production and consumption in America.”—Suzanne R.F. Hood, Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Editor ROBERT HUNTER is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and an archaeologist and ceramic historian living in Williamsburg, Virginia. He was the founding director of the Center for Archaeological Research at The College of William and Mary, and served on the curatorial staff at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.