Ceramics in the American Marketplace





Ceramics used in American households from 1620 to 1940 came from many makers, including those working in Asia, Europe, and America. This course surveys the spectrum of ceramic materials available in the American market, from Colono Indianware found archaeologically in early contact sites through common Ohio Valley–made pottery, which could be bought in Woolworth stores after World War I. Along the way, students look at Continental delftware; English stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain; Asian porcelains; French and German imports of the 19th century; and the wide variety of utilitarian ceramics, tableware, and artware made in the United States over three centuries. Illustrated lectures are supplemented with visits to museums and galleries. 3 credits.