English and American Ceramics


Spring 2013


5th Floor Classroom


Kenneth L. Ames

This semester the course focuses on household ceramic ware produced in Great Britain from the seventeenth century to the dawn of the twentieth. During that period, Britain grew from a provincial emulator of Continental and Asian products to a world leader in ceramic manufacturing and marketing. Because the United States has always been one of Britain’s major markets, the course also provides a window into patterns of domestic ceramic use in this country. In addition to gaining familiarity with prominent classes of wares and relevant bibliography, students will craft a virtual exhibition centered on a single British ceramic object. Visits to local institutions or auction houses as appropriate. 3 credits.