Helen Boehm was an American businesswoman who helped market her husband’s porcelain creations to people all over the world. The work of their family can be found in the White House and in the homes of world leaders across the globe.
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Susie Cooper (1902 – 1995) British ceramicist and designer
Breakfast in an American middle-class home in the 1940s was often served on dishes designed by English designer Susie Cooper (1902-1995).
Adelaide Robineau (1865 – 1929) an American Ceramicist
Adelaide Romineau was an American ceramicist she was born in Middletown, Connecticut. At the time, few women were involved in the technical aspects of ceramic production. It was considered appropriate for women to be decorators only, rather than to be part of more technical pursuits.
Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942) British wood engraver & ceramicist
Eric William Ravilious was a British painter, designer, book illustrator and wood-engraver. He is particularly known for his watercolours of the South Downs and other English landscapes. He served as a war artist, and was the first British war artist to die on active service in World War II. Ravilious studied with Edward Bawden and Charles Mahoney at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London in 1928. He painted a series of marionette-like murals for Morley College, which were destroyed by bombing in 1941.
Eureka Pottery – American Ceramics manufacturer
The Eureka Pottery was the last commercial pottery constructed during the historic three decades during which potteries were established in Trenton. The company made the most beautiful majolica in Trenton. It was established in 1883 by Leon Weil, who Noah and Charles Boch succeeded. It was closed in 1887 due to fire, the constant enemy of potteries.
Grand Feu Art Pottery – California
Grand Feu Art Pottery, was founded in California by Cornelius Brauckman. Its output was of high quality and aesthetically distinctive. Generically, grand feu is ceramic ware fired at 2500°F (1400°C), maturing its body and glaze simultaneously. Grand feu is both porcelain and gres, and Grand Feu Art Pottery specialises in the latter.
Edward Lycett (1833 – 1910) British-American Ceramicist
Edward Lycett (1833 – 1910) was a British Ceramicist. He was born in Newcastle under Lyme. He was professionally active in New York.
Faience Manufacturing Company – the heart of American ceramics
The Faience Manufacturing Company was an American manufacturing company that operated between 1880 – 1892 in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn, New York. There is little evidence of the remains of the Company as it failed in 1892.
Laura Knight (1877 – 1970) British Painter and Ceramicist
She was a juror of the 1922 Carnegie International competition, Pittsburgh. She designed both the shapes and the decorations for the 1933—34 Circus range of tableware produced by Arthur J. Wilkinson, Burslem, under Clarice Cliff’s supervision.
Ceramics a gift from the ancients
Ceramics are objects made of moistened clay, shaped and then baked. All ceramics are Earthenware, terracotta, brick, tile, faience, majolica, stoneware, and porcelain. Ceramicware is decorated with clay inlays, relief patterns on the surface, or incised, stamped or embossed designs.
Arzberg Porcelain – prestigious German design
Arzberg is regarded as one of the most prestigious porcelain design houses in the world. The definition of good design. Arzberg combines aesthetics, functionality, and durability.
Thrown Pottery and the pottery wheel
A leading development in the world of craft and design that took some time to
Edward Taylor (1838 – 1912) and Ruskin Pottery
While it was prone to cynicism in the 20th century – for example, it was often pointed out that Morris’ handmade goods were too costly for anyone other than the wealthy he claimed to despise. However, through a fertile and now highly valued time of applied art, the Arts & Crafts wove a distinctive pattern.
Jonina Gudhnadottir (b.1943) Icelandic Ceramicist
Jonina Gudhnadottir (b.1943) is an Icelandic ceramicist. She is based professionally in Reykavik. Her work has been seen in many exhibitions.
Alexandre Bigot (1862 – 1927) French Ceramicist
Alexandre Bigot (1862-1927) was a french ceramics manufacturer. He was initially a physics and chemistry teacher.
Joseph and Pierre Moughin – French ceramicists
Joseph Mougin decided to become a ceramicist after seeing an exhibition of Jean Carriès’s pottery in 1894. He set up a studio and a kiln in Montrouge with the help of sculptor friend Lemarquier and his brother Pierre Mougin.
Mintons – British Ceramics Firm
Thomas Minton bought a pottery in Stoke-on-Trent in 1793 and, in 1796, began production of inexpensive blue transfer-printed earthenware. His son Herbert Minton became director in 1836, expanded the range of wares, and hired artists.
Ceramics by Lee Yun Hee
Lee Yun Hee is a very popular Korean ceramic artist. Her ceramic works consists of layers of variously sized units
New Wave Clay: Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture
Throughout the twentieth century, ceramics was broadly divided into two sectors. Studio pottery, which was a reaction against the mass-made wares of the industrial revolution, and fine art by contemporary artists, who just happened to use clay in their practice but rejected many of its traditional codes of practice.
Shoji Hamada (1894 – 1978) Japanese Potter
Shoji Hamada, along with Bernard Leach, was one of the key figures in the development of studio pottery in the 20th century. His influence both in England and the US as well as in his native Japan cannot be underestimated.
Émile Diffloth (1856 – 1933) French ceramicist
In 1899, he became artistic director of Kéramis, Belgian pottery owned by Boch Freres in La Louviere. In c1910, he moved to University City, Missouri, to work for Taxile Doat as a ceramics teacher at the School of Ceramic Art. He went back to France. He belonged to the Société des Artistes Françaises.
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