If you enjoy Ceramic Art and surfing the web this is the site for you. You could get lost in here for hours or maybe days. I do have a few suggestions to you when surfing this site. Some dates overlap into different sections, so here are some rules to abide by when searching for something.
If you are looking for an artist look in the century of which the artist lived most of their life in. If you are looking for a pottery, search for the date it was founded. Specific movements and styles in pottery will be listed according to when they were most in vogue.
Please Remember this is strictly an educational tool for students, teachers, ceramists, collectors, potters, art historians, and archaeologist. I am working hard to make this site a valid resource in researching the ceramic arts but please take note that the ClayStation or Andy Clift takes no responsibility for the content that you find on these pages, nor does it claim that the material on the ClayStation or the material on any other web site linked from the ClayStation is true or factual. If you know of any errors that are certainly incorrect please email the ClayStation with the corrections, so we can further improve the validity of this site.
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Pottery Links (Kingdom of Atlantia Arts and Sciences) General Ceramic Art History Web Site Keeping the Light of Knowledge Alive - Links to Ceramic Art History Resources specializing in Medieval Pottery, as well as links to different periods of Ceramic Art History, historic tiles, historic techniques, potters mailing list and much more...
The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art (NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University) Alfred houses nearly 8,000 ceramic and glass objects, ranging from small pottery shards recovered from ancient civilizations to contemporary sculpture and installation pieces to advanced ceramics reflecting the cutting edge of ceramic technology.
Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Ceramics and Glass (Smithsonian Institute) General Ceramic Art History Web Site National Museum of American History Hall of Ceramics, A survey of fine ceramics and the history of American ceramics, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: Exhibitions of Asian pottery and porcelain, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum: Comprehensive ceramics collection ranges from ancient Greek vessels and pre-Colombian pottery to 20th-century table wares. Notable in the glass collection are Syrian and Roman pieces, and Irish cut-glass table wares from the early 19th century. Ceramic Arts at the National Museum of African Art Reading Lists: American Art Pottery, Ceramics of the United States, English and American Historical Subjects on Pottery, Porcelain and Pottery Marks, Hall of Ceramics at the National, Museum of American History.
Japanese Ceramic History (City of Kanzawa) General Ceramic Art History Web Site Japanese ceramics has a long history stretching over 12,000 years. The land of Japan is abundantly supplied with the raw material for ceramics and an appreciation for clay and its multitude of possible uses has been a steady force in Japanese culture. Click here to the refined world of Ohi Or Click here to go to the refined world of Kanazawa Kutani-ware which starts in 1807.
Japanese Ceramic History Site (Morgan Pitelka) General Ceramic Art History Web Site Featured A Brief History of Takatori Ware, Andrew Maske's essay on this important ceramic ware of southern Japan, including images (also: text only, images only) Japanese Ceramic Terminology, Morgan Pitelka's rough guide to Japanese ceramic terms. Plus an ample amount of Japanese Ceramic Links.
A history of Ceramics in the U.K. (Rufford Craft Centre: national (U.K.) General Ceramic History Web Site
Japan's traditional pottery An overview of Japan's traditional pottery industries with links to brief descriptions of the 17 industries registered with the Association for promotion of Traditional Craft Industries.
Ceramic History (Potters.org) ClayArt discussion by subjects
Ceramic Art History Articles
Articles on other sites
Ceramic Art History Books