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Rookwood Pottery created stunning collections between 1880 and 1967. During these years, there were many extraordinary releases. One of those releases was the favorite Iris line. Rookwood Iris, for many, is the most vivid and in fact, the most beautiful,... Continue reading
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This is the time of year when just walking outdoors energizes us. Those changing leaves, the crisp air and the anticipation of the upcoming holiday season are enough to draw us from the sofa for a bit of well spent... Continue reading
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As our readers know, we always love a great story that involves an unlikely find in an even more unlikely place. This time, the find is a beautiful Newcomb Pottery vase found in at a Pennsylvania yard sale. And the... Continue reading
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Bertha Ellen Stevenson, who found herself at the helm of Van Briggle Pottery after her husband’s death in 1990, passed away on September 25, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. She was a true visionary with an artistic ability few have ever... Continue reading
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It’s easy to sometimes forget that behind all of these glorious American art pottery pieces we love to collect are the people, with their own stories and who first aspired to bring their version of beauty into the lives of... Continue reading
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Have you ever been to a home décor store and thought, “Those lines are really similar to that Roseville vase I have at home”? Maybe you’ve seen a decorative garden ceramic and wondered if it was inspired by the Weller... Continue reading
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Roseville Ferella The Roseville Ferella line, sometimes spelled as “Ferrella”, was a line of Roseville Pottery that was introduced in 1930. It was a hit the moment it was released. The tans and reds, and to some degree, the greens,... Continue reading
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As many of our customers know, we have spent the summer months preparing for the big unveiling of Art Pottery Place. We’re proud to announce that we brought it online this week! We’re excited and it’s our hope you will... Continue reading
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There are times when rare and beautiful American art pottery finds its way to us; when it’s Roseville Pottery, it certainly adds to the excitement. That’s exactly what’s happened over the past few weeks. We’ve been fortunate to purchase several... Continue reading
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In a recent Just Art Pottery post, we discussed ways to securely store your art pottery collection. Soon after, we received feedback from a woman who, in many ways, is an expert’s expert. She knows too well the disappointment and... Continue reading
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From time to time, we put tips and other helpful ideas for properly packaging art pottery for shipping. Sometimes, new packing materials become available – which is happening in greater frequencies these days due to more companies becoming eco-friendly and... Continue reading
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Fans of Newcomb Pottery have an opportunity to visit the Newcomb Art Gallery, located on the Tulane University campus, for what’s sure to be an incredible viewing of pieces from the gallery’s permanent collection. The exhibition is available between August... Continue reading
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It’s that time again – we have received several beautiful pieces into the Just Art Pottery inventory. As always, keep in mind our New Arrivals page is updated weekly and on those rare occasions, even daily, so be sure to... Continue reading
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Most of us have our favorite art pottery collections. Whether it’s the glaze lines associated with Rookwood Pottery or the architectural pieces that are part of Teco Pottery, there’s usually something that pulls us back, again and again, to our... Continue reading
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Every year, pottery lovers in and around Wisconsin plan for and look forward to the Wisconsin Pottery Association’s show and sale. This year, the date is set for Saturday, August 28th, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. It’s one... Continue reading
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Rookwood Pottery is generally divided into two categories or divisions. Anita J. Ellis does a superb job in Rookwood Pottery – The Glaze Lines. It’s an authoritative take on all things Rookwood and anyone wishing to learn more about this... Continue reading
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Matt Green, when used in context with Weller Pottery company, is not a name, but rather, a production of a particular glaze dated around 1905. Historians say it’s one of the more interesting glazes of Weller Pottery and that it... Continue reading
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I’m always amazed at how many incredible facts and stories are a part of the Roseville Pottery legacy. These important bits of information come together to define one of the most revered American pottery companies. I’m sure even the most... Continue reading
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It’s been said Hampshire Pottery is similar to Grueby Pottery in many ways; in fact, many say they’re imitations of Grueby. Even the company itself said it was replicating Grueby’s efforts in a way to provide similar art pottery at... Continue reading
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It’s been said imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but does that hold true for American art pottery makers? If you have been around American art pottery for long you likely realize there have been many attempts to copy... Continue reading
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The economy affects not only our vacation plans and whether or not we put off the purchase of a new car for another year, but it also affects the art sector and specifically, American art pottery. In fact, sectors of... Continue reading
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Visiting the Just Art Pottery new arrivals page is like the anticipation of unwrapping an unexpected gift. You can’t wait to see what awaits you. You never know for sure what it is, but you’re never disappointed. Whether you’re a... Continue reading
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"Buyers of Pottery Must Cater to Women" That was a selling point made in 1905 by Roseville Pottery in an effort to drive even more demand for its very popular “mat green” finishes. The advertisement, which can be seen in... Continue reading
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The short answer to the question of whether insuring your art pottery collection is necessary, you should know that it is absolutely encouraged. That’s not going to do you much good, though, if you’re not sure why you’re insuring it... Continue reading
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Part of the art pottery experience is attending various shows and events throughout the year. You always end up finding that one art pottery piece that completes your collection or maybe meet someone who shares your passion for McCoy cookie... Continue reading