American Stonewares: The Art and Craft of Utilitarian Potters
The history of stoneware vessel production in America and Canada is told along with outstanding photographs of over 300 important pieces from the 18th century forward. Chapters describe the hand-worked method of turning clay into pots, common and uncommon forms, marks and varieties of decoration, the glazes employed, and the firing process. This classic study is welcome in this new edition with current prices.
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19th century Albany type slip alkaline glaze American stoneware areas band base Bexar County body clay bottles bottom bowl Bristol form Bristol glaze brown slip glaze ceramic churn color common commonly containers Courtesy cylindrical decoration defects dipped early earthenware Edgefield firing form of glaze gallon capacity glaze inside impressed inches incised industrialized potteries interior glaze jigger jug form kiln Leon slip glaze lug handles maker's mark manufactured mark Marshall Pottery Meyer Pottery mouth neck nineteenth century North Carolina Ohio one-gallon opening ornate oxide painted period Photographer pieces pitcher potter's wheel preserve jar press molds produced Rhenish ring Rusk County salt glaze salt vapor salt-glazed exterior Seagrove area seen shoulder spout stacking stamp stencilled stoneware potteries stoneware vessels strap handle studio pottery surface tall Texas thrown twentieth century two-gallon type slip glaze unglazed usually utilitarian stoneware vitrified wares wheel white Bristol wide-mouthed jar