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History of Ceramics

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Marsh Hudson-Knapp (hkfamily)
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 17:52:28 -0400

I'm working on a combination time line and slides or photos to illustrate
main events - works - developments in the history of ceramics. I have
found a wonderful History of American Ceramics with lots of great color
prints in it. Regarding the broader world I have examined several books
and each is very limited. Any suggestions???

I purchased The Big Book of Ceramics by Chavarria. His very short history
begins with a disclaimer that he really isn't offering any attempt at a
real history of ceramics.A limited range of color plates.

Also enjoyed Glenn Nelson's two chapters in Ceramics: A Potter's Guide, 5th
ed. Interesting text but the color photos/plates are very limited in terms
of historic objects. He suggests that ceramics began perhaps in Neolithic

In contrast, I read a section on ceramics in Marilyn Stokstad's Art
History. She asserts that ceramic kilns have been found from as early as
32,000 BCE. Anyone suggest a place to verufy this, or even better books
with color photos/prints of this and other developments through the journey
of ceramics over time?

Thanks for your help!


Marsh, Cindy, Moses Hudson-Knapp
First Congregational Church of Fair Haven UCC
19 West Street, Fair Haven, VT 05743-1201
Phone and FAX 802-265-8605
Internet: hkfamily

  • Maybe reply: Aileen Maconi: "Re: History of Ceramics"