English and American Ceramics


Fall 2014


3rd Floor Object Lab


Kenneth L. Ames

This semester the course focuses on household ceramic ware produced in Great Britain from the seventeenth century through the middle of the twentieth. During this period, Britain grew from a provincial emulator of Continental and Asian products to a world leader in ceramics 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. Students gain familiarity with prominent classes of wares, major designers and manufacturers, and relevant bibliography. Student projects to be selected in consultation with course instructor. 3 credits.