Not Just Another Pretty Vase

Posted on August 7, 2012 by


This information is for those in the Central New York area who may be interested in learning about American Art Pottery. Thank you to Dave Rudd of Dalton’s American Decorative Arts for passing this along.
Not Just Another Pretty Vase: The Story of American Art Pottery  

An OASIS Program / Instructor Donald S. Hall
3 class session: 2.00 – 3.30pm, September 25 & October 2 at OASIS (6333 St. Rt. 298, East Syracuse), October 9 at Everson Museum
$34 per person, registration required, space is limited.
Please call OASIS to register, (315) 464 6555. Registration opens August 17.  

How does the astonishing pottery of Syracuse’s own Adelaide Alsop Robineau (1865-1929) fit in the larger story of American art pottery? The art pottery movement began in the late 1870s as a result of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, the writing of English design theorists and the fashionable women’s hobby of china painting. Pottery styles changed during the following decades, sometimes leading popular taste and sometimes following it, but always remaining contemporary with the time. The works of Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati, other Ohio potteries including Roseville and Weller, as well as Van Briggle, Tiffany, Fulper and Newcomb serve as specific examples. Participants are invited to bring in suspected pieces of American art pottery for discussion during class.
  Tiffany Favrile Bronze Pottery Carved Leaves Vase, green glazed interior, Circa 1910
Posted in: Ceramics, Of interest