American Art Pottery Reference Books

Many novice collectors of Roseville, Weller, Rookwood, Van Briggle and other American art pottery contact us with requests for recommendations on the best art pottery reference books. As a result of these requests, we have prepared a recommended reading list of art pottery books. Some of these art pottery books are still in print (and available at Just Art Pottery) , while others only show up for sale in the secondary market from time to time.

We hope both new and experienced art pottery collectors will find this information useful.

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Art Pottery Reference Books For General Pottery Collecting

  • Art Pottery of The United States
    Evans, 1987, ISBN: 0-96195777-0-0
  • American Art Pottery
    Henzke, 1986, ISBN: 0-8407-4301-7
  • The Kovel's Collector's Guide to American Art Pottery
    Kovel, 1974, ISBN: 0-517-516-764

Grueby Pottery Reference Book

  • The Ceramics of William Grueby
    Montgomery, 1993, ISBN: 0-9637896-3-5

Hampshire Pottery Reference Book

  • Hampshire Pottery
    Pappas and Kendall, 1971

Muncie Pottery Reference Book

  • Collector Encyclopedia of Muncie Pottery
    Rans & Eckelman, 1999, ISBN 1-57432-118-8

Newcomb College Pottery Reference Book

  • Newcomb College Pottery An Enterprise for Southern Women
    Poesch, 1984, ISBN: 0-916838-99-4

Niloak Pottery Reference Book

  • The Collector's Encyclopedia of Niloak
    Gifford, 2001 ISBN: 0-8914-526-4

George Ohr Pottery Reference Book

  • The Mad Potter of Biloxi - The Art and Life of George Ohr
    Clark, Hecht, Elison, 1989, ISBN: 0-89659-927-2

Owens Pottery Reference Books

  • Collector's Guide to Owens Pottery
    Hahn, 1996, ISBN: 0-926110-03-9

Peters and Reed Reference Book

  • Sanford's Guide to Peters & Reed and the Zane Pottery Company
    Sanford, 2000, ISBN: 0-9633531-6-0

Roseville Pottery Reference Books

  • Introducing Roseville Pottery
    Bassett, 2001, ISBN: 0-7643-1366-5
  • Understanding Roseville Pottery
    Bassett, 2002, ISBN: 0-7643-1659-1
  • Roseville Pottery Collector's Price Guide
    Mollring, Updated annually

Rookwood Pottery Reference Books

  • Rookwood Pottery, The Glaze Lines
    Ellis, 1995, ISBN: 0-88740-838-9
  • The Book of Rookwood Pottery, Volume I and II
    Peck, 1985, ISBN: 0-943633-02-8

Teco Pottery Reference Book

  • Teco: Art Pottery of the Prairie School
    Darling, 1989, ISBN: 0-9616623-2-8

UND Pottery Reference Book

  • University of North Dakota Pottery: The Cable Years,
    Miller, 1999

Van Briggle Pottery Reference Books

  • Collector's Encyclopedia of Van Briggle Art Pottery,
    Sasicki & Fania, 1993, ISBN: 0-89145-519-1
  • Collector's Guide to Van Briggle Pottery,
    Nelson, Crouch, Demmin, Newton, 1986, ISBN: 0-9616436-0-9

Weller Pottery Reference Books

  • The Collector's Encyclopedia of Weller Pottery,
    Huxford, 1979, ISBN: 0-89145-1145
  • All About Weller,
    McDonald, 1989, ISBN: 0-915410-60-5
  • Weller Pottery The Rare, The Unusual, The Seldom Seen,
    Carrigan & Wunsch, 2003, ISBN: 0-9740633-0-4

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