This comprehensive directory contains more than 2,000 biographical entries for individuals involved in American ceramic art from 1870 to 1970. It includes art/studio potters, pottery owners and managers, decorators, designers, sculptors, china painters, teachers, administrators, arts and crafts enthusiasts, and key figures active in government-sponsored ceramic work programs. This guide is a companion to the author's book Alternative American Ceramics. An essential resource for museums, galleries, collectors, libraries, and auction houses.
Ken Forster is a professional antiquarian, design historian, collector, and lecturer, specializingfor over forty yearsin the applied arts and styles of decoration of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Europe and the United States.