Established in 1880 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Rookwood Pottery remained a leader in the ceramic art pottery movement through 1967. Illustrated with over 800 beautiful color photographs of vases, urns, candlesticks, and plates, the book includes stunning examples of hand-painted decoration (many depicting the natural world) by well-known masters, including Albert R. and Anna Marie Valentien, Matt Daly, William Hentschel, Kate C. Matchette, Mary Nourse, and Kataro Shirayamadani. The text provides a history of the company, a survey of artist signed pieces from 1880-1930, a detailed bibliography, and an index. All who are fascinated by the ceramic arts will want to own this book.
Jeffrey B. Snyder has been researching and writing about ceramics, first as a historical archaeologist and later as a professional writer, for many years. Mr. Snyder lives in southeastern Pennsylvania.