The Centennial Exhibition of 100 Masterpieces of Art Pottery ( 1890 -1930 ) drawn from the extensive collection of ceramics at the Newark Museum ( New Jersey), is featured below in this video.
September 23, 2009 through January 10, 2010 Artistic ceramics is not a new idea. After all, the finest decorated pottery in ancienct Greece was both functional and artistic. The potteries in Renaissance Italy produced brilliant painterly vessels that were appreciated as art.
More ceramics from the Newark Museum :
George E. Ohr (Biloxi Art Pottery) 1897-1900
George Ohr (1857–1918) was unquestionably the best thrower in the world in his day, and possibly even today. He was one of the first studio potters in America, working largely alone and overseeing every aspect of his work directly. Although his roots were in Southern folk pottery, Ohr was a scholar of historic ceramics, traveling to museum collections and expositions around the country.
Earthenware planter with iridescent glaze.
Clément Massier (1845–1917) Jardinière with figure of a woman, 1900.
Clément Massier (1845–1917) established his first ceramic studio in 1872 in Vallauris in the Golfe Juan area of the French Riviera. From the start the studio was famed for its metallic luster glazes, which Massier used to great effect with the art nouveau style toward the end of the century.
Riessner, Stellmacher and Kessel, Amphora Pottery
Turn-Teplitz, Bohemia ( Czech republic )
Urn with multicolored glaze and gilt bronze mounts, 1899–1905
Slip-cast stoneware with applied decoration, brass
23 in. high x 12 in. diameter
Gift of Theresa Cwierzyk, MD, to museum in loving memory of her husband Sidney Gordon, 2007
Maria Longworth Nichols for the Rookwood Pottery
Monumental “Oriental” vase, 1883
Thrown earthenware with slip underglaze decoration.
Mathilde Oestrich Bequest Fund
and Eva Walter Kahn Bequest Fund
Maria Longworth Nichols (1849–1932) started china painting in 1873, joining affluent women all over the country in this newly fashionable hobby. In 1880 Nichols established the Rookwood Pottery, considered America’s first official art pottery.
Makuzu Kozan studio
Vase with design of cascading blossoms, 1900–1916
Carved and painted porcelain.
John Kunsman for Fulper Pottery Company
Flemington, New Jersey
Two-handled bottle vase with “ashes of rose” glaze, 1915
Melville P. White for Gates Potteries (TECO)
Terra Cotta, Illinois
“Chrysanthemum,” ca. 1905
Stoneware with green glaze
Gift of American Decorative Art 1900
Founded by William D. Gates in the late 1880s, Gates Potteries launched its line of Teco art pottery in 1901. . The combination of stylized organic forms with a monochromatic glaze had many parallels in both America and Europe early in the century.
Alexander Blazys for Cowan Pottery
Rocky River, Ohio
Vase of stylized Oriental bird, 1927–30
Cast porcelain with “Egyptian blue” glaze.
This vase, merging Art Deco design with an ongoing interest in Chinese ceramic forms, showcases Cowan’s “Egyptian Blue” glaze, which was developed in 1927.
Carl Schmidt for the Rookwood Pottery
Vase with decoration of irises and “black iris” glaze, 1909
Thrown white earthenware with underglaze slip decoration.
Christian Neureuther for Wächtersbacher Steingutfabrik
Vase with design of brown vines, ca. 1911
Molded earthenware, Wächtersbach, Germany
Christian Neureuther (1869–1921) produced remarkable modernist designs for an established old stoneware factory, where from 1903 until his death he maintained his Wächtersbach Ceramic Studio.
Adelaide Alsop Robineau Syracuse, New York Vase with crackled white glaze, 1924 Thrown and carved porcelain.
Maria Martinez (1887–1980) and Julian Martinez (1879–1943)
San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico
Bowl with plumed serpent, ca. 1925
Coiled and burnished earthenware.
Maria Martinez (1887–1980) and Julian Martinez (1879–1943) San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico Bowl with plumed serpent, ca. 1925 Coiled and burnished earthenware Gift of Amelia Elizabeth White,1937 ( Newark Museum)
Large Fulper Pottery blue matt glaze bowl
Baluster form vase – Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat ( 1895 )
Thrown stoneware with mottled red glaze.