Friday, January 28, 2011

American Art Pottery

The postcard today is another from Pomegranate and their 
Art, Architecture and Design books...
American Art Pottery.

This postcard is also the cover art for the book.




The back of the postcard reads:
American Art Pottery
Vase, 1928
Glazed white clay
Jonathan Browne Hunt (1876-1943), potter
Newcomb Pottery, New Orleans, Louisiana (1895-1940)
From the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Winter Park, Florida
"Art Pottery is the term applied to ceramics made primarily for decorative purposes. The American Art pottery movement flowered in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as an aspect of the international arts and crafts movement associated with the artist and designer William Morris. Respected in its own time for its quality and beauty, and now avidly sought by collectors, American Art Pottery is prized not only for its technical and artistic virtuosity, but also for it's historical association with with traditional values of craftsmanship, honest labor and the aesthetic enrichment of the daily lives of ordinary people."

"Newcomb Pottery is considered one of the most significant American art potteries of the first half of the 20th century. Influenced by the English Arts and Crafts movement, Newcomb pottery was exhibited around the world, sold in shops on both coasts, and written about in art journals throughout the United States and Europe. Newcomb potters (always men) and designers (always women and girls) were awarded eight medals at international exhibitions before 1916.  ...

The students and graduates worked with designs evocative of the American South, inspired by Louisiana flora and crafted from local and regional clay. As the 20th century opened before them, some students moved towards developing more modern designs, yet still maintained the philosophy that no two pieces of pottery should be alike."

More information on Newcomb Pottery can be found here.

Thank you to Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.






16 comments:

Jinksy said...

The bowl is haunting - it give the inpression of distance, which makes the mind flip somewhat. I'd love to hold it in my hands...

KarenHarveyCox said...

What beautiful pottery, and I love the postcard.

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday. I love this background, it makes me feel like I am flying away, looking out the airplane window into adventure.

Karen

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour sweet Snap,
It's so nice to learn good and interesting things with you.This Art Pottery is beautiful, thanks for all information!
And I wish you lights and a peaceful weekend!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA
hugs from mommy Léia

Debra She Who Seeks said...

How lovely!

Birdwoman said...

I am a great fan of art pottery and this is an excellent example. I'm also glad to know about the book.

Happy, peaceful weekend.

Pat - Arkansas said...

That's beautiful, Snap. Thanks for sharing the photo and the information.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pottery piece, Snap... I love that COLOR... GORGEOUS..
Hugs,
Betsy

Life Goes On said...

What a fantastic pot. thanks for stopping by my postcard blog

Postcardy said...

That's a beautiful vase. I would love to have something like that if it weren't so expensive.

Funoldhag said...

Such a beautiful piece. The color is wonderful.

viridian said...

Beautiful. I imagine they are very collectible?
Happy PFF, and thanks for sharing.

MuseSwings said...

What a beautiful pot! The dimensional look is amazing!

Aimee said...

Great postcard...I love the vase!

Sheila said...

A beautiful card of a beautiful pot. I hadn't realised Pomegranate produced such lovely cards.

As a side note, I had some difficulty trying to comment. For some reason the comment box would only open in a separate tab.

Dorincard said...

Cool! Avatar-the-movie-like...

PaperSponge.com said...

Beautiful pot. They have truly mastered that technique. Thanks for sharing it with us!