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Ohio Pottery

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Della Robbia pitcher made by Roseville

No other state was blessed with as many potteries as Ohio.  This page will eventually link all of the resources the Wisconsin Pottery Association has on Ohio.  Ohio is the featured state for the 2003 Show and sale with the exhibit "The Ohio Spectrum".  In the past, Roseville & Weller were the featured potteries of the exhibit. 

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The Potteries of East Liverpool, Ohio - The Carnegie Library has assembled a complete listing of all the potteries that operated in the area (over 300!), with their locations & years of operations.  The following firms are from that area:  Homer Laughlin, Sterling China, Pioneer Pottery, W.C. Bunting Company, Hall & Harker, http://www.carnegie.lib.oh.us/potteries.htm   At the bottom of the page is listing of when potteries started business by  year and in alphabetical order.

Ohio Museum of Ceramics - Information & hours on this museum.  http://www.ohiohistory.org/places/ceramics/


The Cowan Pottery Museum Deaccession Auction - Article from the Maine Antique Digest with prices from an auction of Cowan Pottery.

Biography of Waylande Gregory; 1905-1971 - Designer at Cowan, designer of Nautch Dancer.  For more examples of his work for Cowan & others, visit http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Suite/5662/index.html

Cowan Pottery Museum Associates is to enhance and maintain the creative heritage of Cowan Pottery.

Cowan Pottery Museum at the Rock River Library, near Cleveland Ohio.  There are two different links to try which have different information:  http://www.rrpl.org/rrpl_cowan.stm and http://cowan.rrpl.org/main.php

Mark Bassett - The co-author of Cowan Pottery & the Cleveland School, has pictures from his personal collection.


Roseville Pottery Historical Marker Video - Dedication ceremony in 2007 in Zanesville Ohio which was brought about by the efforts of the Iowa Art Pottery Association.

The Roseville Exchange - This site is dedicated to helping the public spot reproduction (fake) Roseville Pottery.  The site has tons of examples showing a fake & real example side by side. http://www.ohioriverpottery.com/roseville_exchange/roseville.html 


Weller History - An article about Weller Pottery at Collectics.com . http://www.collectics.com/education_weller.html

Pottery Studio - A history article with links to some examples.  Interesting link to information on Charlotte Rhead, the sister of Frederich H Rhead a designer at Weller. http://www.studiopottery.com/potteries/wellerpottery.html