Ceramics, pottery, porcelain

CeramicsCeramic art, pottery, porcelain history; a guide to websites

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African ceramics and pottery *

Ceramic Arts at the National Museum of African Art


African terracotta.
From the village in Nigeria where pottery figures of this kind were first found.

Ceramics Today: African Ceramics

Pottery of Western Cameroon, Africa
Pottery techniques in the area around Foumban, Cameroon, Africa.

William Itter Collection of African Pottery

The American Ceramic Society Home Page
An international association that provides the latest technical, scientific and educational information to its members.

Ancient classical pottery *

The Beazley Archive Classical Research Centre, Oxford University
Classical pottery techniques and styles.

Art Institute of Chicago ceramics collection.


Artists *

Artists. An international directory of artists in ceramics,
from The Open Directory Project.

Studio potters,
a list from Wikipedia.

Ashmolean Museum
The Ashmolean, Britain’s oldest public museum, has one of the finest collections of ceramics in the world. Now the Museum has launched an ambitious and pioneering project for the twenty-first century – PotWeb – to create an online catalogue of their entire ceramic collection.

Asian ceramics *

Ashmolean Museum collection of Islamic and Eastern Ceramics

British Museum Asian ceramics collection.

Chinese ceramics.
Chinese porcelain painting workshop, Paris.

Shanghai Museum ceramics collection.

Vermeer and Griggs, specialists in fine asian ceramics.

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The Beazley Archive Classical Research Centre, Oxford University
Classical pottery techniques and styles.

Belgium *

Belgium. A guide to Ceramics in Belgium.
Guide a la Céramique contemporaine en Belgique.

Belgian Ceramics Homepage

Belgian Ceramic Society
Belgian Ceramic Society (BCerS) The Belgian Ceramic Society (BCerS) is a Belgian learned society of scientists and manufacturers,

Belgian Ceramics Dealers Associated – BRAFA

British/UK ceramics and pottery *

Antique English Porcelain and Ceramics

British Museum Asian ceramics collection.

Christies European ceramics and glass department.

de Waal, Edmund, Edmund de Waal
Edmund de Waal was apprenticed as a potter in Canterbury, studied in Japan and then read English at Cambridge. His porcelain is in thirty international museum collections: most recently he has created major installations for the V&A and Tate Britain. He is working on exhibitions for museums in the UK and America and on commissions for private clients. Edmund has also written widely on art and ceramics. He is the author of The Hare with Amber Eyes.

George Jones (& Sons)

George Jones Majolica and Other Items from Trilogy Antiques.

Harlequin Gallery. London
The Harlequin Gallery, run by John Rastall, has been dealing in and exhibiting classical and contemporary studio pottery and eeramics for over 20 years.

Lowestoft Porcelain
Porcelain producing workshop. Details of current catalogue, history of porcelain production in Lowestoft and contact details.

Majolica and Other Items, from Trilogy Antiques.

The Majolica Society

Moorcroft Pottery
Official site.

Royal Crown Derby

Royal Doulton

Sotheby’s ceramics and glass department.

Staffordshire pottery. Resources on the North Staffordshire Pottery Industry.

Stoke-on-Trent Museums

Victoria and Albert Museum porcelain/ceramics collection.

Victorian Majolica
Wikipedia entry.

Wedgwood. Josiah Wedgwood,
Wikipedia entry.

Wedgwood Museum

Whiedon, Thomas. Thomas Whieldon
Wikipedia entry.

Willow pattern

A photograph of the willow pattern.

The Spode Museum Trust’s Willow Pattern webpage.

Worcester Porcelain Museum. (UK)

British potters

Michael Cardew
The Pottery Studio

Michael Cardew
Wikipedia

Michael Cardew
Aberystwyth Ceramics

Michael Cardew
Ceramics Today

Edmund de Waal
Alan Cristea gallery.

Edmund de Waal

Bernard Leach

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Ceramic Arts Daily
An online ceramic arts journal.

Ceramics Art and Perception
aims to set the standard as a dedicated magazine on ceramic art.

Ceramics collection of The Victoria and Albert Museum.

Ceramics Today
An extensive resource on ceramics and pottery, including the web’s largest up-to-date links database, a gallery and articles.

English: Meissen_hard_porcelain_vase_1735
English: Meissen_hard_porcelain_vase_1735 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chinese ceramics *

Ashmolean Museum collection of Islamic and Eastern Ceramics

Chinese ceramics.
Chinese porcelain painting workshop, Paris.

Chinese ceramics.
Wikipedia

Ming Dynasty Ceramics
Chinese Ming & Earlier Ceramics and Works of Art

Articles about Chinese Ceramics, The New York Times

Ceramics in The Song Dynasty

Chinese Ceramics at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain and Ceramics
Provides information for collectors of Chinese ceramics.

Chinese porcelain, Wikipedia entry.

Sir Percival David Collection of Ceramics, The British Museum

Guest and Gray, London.
Antique Chinese Porcelain & Japanese Porcelain

Treasures of Chinese Porcelain at The Victoria and Albert Museum

Plat à décor de fleurs et d'oiseaux, dynastie Qing, période Kangxi (1662-1722) Musée Guimet, Paris
Plat à décor de fleurs et d’oiseaux, dynastie Qing, période Kangxi (1662-1722) Musée Guimet, Paris

Clarine Cliff Collectors Club

Critical Ceramics
Ceramics reviews, ceramics articles, ceramics competitions.

The Czech Collectors Association

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Delftware

Delftware identity markings.

Wikipedia entry on Defltware.

Dutch ceramics *

Dutch Ceramics and Pottery, a dedicated website.

A website of Gouda pottery & Delftware, for collectors by collectors.

English ceramics and porcelain *

Antique English Porcelain and Ceramics

Royal Worcester

Royal Crown Derby

Worcester Porcelain Museum

Antique English Porcelain Factories: Antique Marks

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French porcelain *

Limoges porcelain official site.

Musée national de Céramique-Sèvres

Sèvres porcelain collection at The Wallace Collection.

Sevres porcelain collection at The Victoria and Albert Museum.

Sèvres porcelain collection at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

Sèvres, Wikipedia entry.

French porcelain online gallery at Pinterest.

Wikipedia entry on French porcelain.

The French Porcelain Society

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Galerie Besson, London.
An established gallery exhibiting in ceramics.

The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art

Greek pottery *

The Beazley Archive Classical Art Research Centre

Guldagergård, Denmark.
An international ceramic research center for the development of ceramic art.

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The Hermitage Museum, Russia.
The applied arts collection.

History of ceramics *

History of antiques, a summary.

Ashmolean Museum collection of Islamic and Eastern Ceramics

Ceramic history for potters.
A comprehensive collection of historical information covering ceramic objects, pottery, glazing and firing techniques.

Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade, and Innovation
The Smithsonian

Islamic Ceramic Museum

Aegean Art History site of Ohio University

Japanese Ceramic history.

William Itter Collection of African Pottery

The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture

Hummel figurines.

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Industrial Minerals.
Ceramics and Industrial Minerals offers a list of resources dedicated to ceramics, industrial minerals and related topics.

International Museum of Ceramic Art (New York).

Italian ceramics *

Italian Renaissance ceramics.
National Gallery of Art Collection

Majolica, an article from Ceramics Today.

Japanese ceramics *

Japanese Pottery Resource Centre

Wood-fired Stoneware
Shiho Kanzaki’s Anagama Studio in Shigaraki, Japan.

Ashmolean Museum collection of Islamic and Eastern Ceramics

Japanese pottery and porcelain.
Wikipedia

Japanese Pottery Information Center
A source for information on Japanese pottery, antique ceramics, styles and traditions.

Japanese porcelain marks.

Explore Japanese Ceramics

Joanna Bird Pottery and Ceramics, London.
A dealer in modern and classical pottery and ceramics.

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Leach, Bernard. Bernard Leach, Wikipedia entry.

Lladró. Official site.

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Magazines, journals *

Ceramics Monthly
Featured selections from the current issue, brief descriptions of future articles, and recommended books.

Ceramic Arts Daily
An online ceramic arts journal.

Ceramics Art and Perception
aims to set the standard as a dedicated magazine on ceramic art.

Pottery Making Illustrated
How-to quarterly magazine for professional or amateur potters.

Clay Times
For clay enthusiasts of all kinds. Featuring photographs and articles on wheelthrowing, handbuilding, glazing, firing, and more.

Twentieth Century Ceramics
Agora Magazine, dedicated to the discussion of 20th Century ceramics.

Critical Ceramics
Nonprofit committed to publishing a range of articles and reviews on international contemporary ceramic art.

Meissen porcelain, Wikipedia entry.

Museums *

Ashmolean Museum collection of Islamic and Eastern Ceramics

The Bowes Museum
The museum holds nationally and internationally important collections including paintings, prints, sculptures, ceramics, and silver objets d’art. Searchable collections of 5000 European and oriental ceramics, each with an image and description.

The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Applied arts collections.

Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza, Italy

Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, Japan.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Ceramics – The Art of Asia

Metropolitan Museum Timeline of Art History

PotWeb
A project to put the extensive ceramics collection of the Ashmolean Museum Oxford online.

Shanghai Museum ceramics collection.

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art
Images of the contemporary ceramic art collection, plus extra information on many of the artists and their work.

Victoria and Albert Museum porcelain/ceramics collection.

New York State College of Ceramics

New Zealand potters,
a dedicated site for New Zealand pottery art.

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Organizations *

American Ceramic Society (ACerS)
Promotes the development and use of ceramics through forums for knowledge exchange.

National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts
NCECA provides resources and support for individuals, schools, and organizations with an interest in the ceramic arts.

The Studio Potter
Includes articles, book and video reviews, online gallery.

Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California

Porcelain Enamel Institute
Trade association of the porcelain enamel industry in North America.

American Art Pottery Association
Information and links regarding pottery and the association.

Taiwan Ceramics Net
Nonprofit station for ceramic artists organized by the Chinese Ceramics Association Taiwan (CCAT).

Ceramic Arts Association of Western Australia

Ceramic Arts Guild
Community of practicing ceramics artists and potters, offering workshops, shows, and more.

Ceramics Artists Association of Israel (CAAI)

Nottingham Center for the Arts
Nonprofit center for the studio arts. workshops, programs, classes, studio space and scholarships for working artists.

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Palestinian Pottery. Hand-made pottery by the Balian family.

Performance-Materials.Net
A unique information source for everyone interested in research, development, manufacture and applications of advanced ceramics, composites, plastics and biomedical materials, Performance Materials.Net contains a wealth of news and information indexed by application, brand, company and places. Fully searchable, the website offers users the chance to access summary information for free.

Persian/Iranian pottery and ceramics *

The HIstory of Persian Ceramics

Porcelain *

Antique Chinese Porcelain
Antique Chinese Porcelain Collector’s Help and Info Page.

Artlex on Porcelain.

Bone china. How bone china is made.

Blue and white porcelain.
Wikipedia entry.

Chinese porcelain, Wikipedia entry.

Chinese porcelain.
Antique Chinese and Japanese Porcelain. Guest and Gray

English porcelain.
Antique English Porcelain and Ceramics

Cathcart’s Antiques:
English Porcelain, A Potted History

French Porcelain. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art

Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art Meissen collection.

Limoges porcelain. Wikipedia

German porcelain

German porcelain.
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art

Meissen homepage.

Lladró. Wikipedia entry.

Meissen porcelain, Wikipedia entry.

Meissen Porcelain homepage.

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Painting on Porcelain

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Royal Doulton

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Sèvres

Victoria and Albert Museum porcelain/ceramics collection.

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Wedgwood. Josiah Wedgwood,
Wikipedia entry.

Wedgwood Museum

Wikipedia entry on porcelain.

Worcester Porcelain Museum. (UK)

Potters *

Artists. An international directory of artists in ceramics,
from The Open Directory Project.

Studio potters,
a list from Wikipedia.

Pottery, Wikipedia entry.

Pottery Studio
A knowledge base for collectors, students and pottery enthusiasts.

Japanese Potters,
search results from Wikipedia.

Bustelli, Franz Anton. 
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Franz Anton Bustelli. WWAR

Michael Cardew
The Pottery Studio

Michael Cardew
Wikipedia

Michael Cardew
Aberystwyth Ceramics

Michael Cardew
Ceramics Today

Edmund de Waal
Alan Cristea gallery.

Edmund de Waal

Bernard Leach

Len Castle

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Renaissance ceramics *

Renaissance ceramics. Italian Renaissance ceramics

Renaissance ceramics
National Gallery of Art Collection

Maiolica
Wikipedia entry.

Royal Doulton, U.K.

Taiwan Ceramics Net
Chinese Ceramics Association of Taiwan

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Techniques *

Performance-Materials.Net
A unique information source for everyone interested in research, development, manufacture and applications of advanced ceramics, composites, plastics and biomedical materials, Performance Materials.Net contains a wealth of news and information indexed by application, brand, company and places. Fully searchable, the website offers users the chance to access summary information for free.

Pottery Studio
A knowledge base for collectors, students and pottery enthusiasts.

Tiles, ceramics, pottery website links. 
Tiles on the Web

Twentieth Century Ceramics
Agora Magazine, dedicated to the discussion of 20th Century ceramics.

University of Wales Ceramic Collection and Archive

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Victoria and Albert Museum porcelain/ceramics collection.

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Wedgewood, U. K.

Wikipedia entry on ceramic art.