An important new exhibition traces the life and work of Thomas W. Commeraw, free Black potter of early New York.
End notes: March/April 2022
Kith and Kiln: Making a Gift to Fellow Collectors and Scholars
The only thing more remarkable than John Bullard’s studio pottery collection is how quickly he became a connoisseur of the field.
The Connoisseur’s Eye: Grueby vases
Connoisseurship of the vessels produced by the Grueby Faience Company and the Grueby Pottery has been surprisingly slow to develop over the past forty years, during which time collections, exhibitions, and scholarly publications have featured them as exemplars of the American art pottery movement. As early as 1900 Keramic Studio noted that “no collection would be perfect without a piece …