Weller Potteryby Jeffrey B. B. Snyder
One of the early twentieth century's most prolific potteries, the S.A. Weller Pottery Company, of Zanesville, Ohio, produced art pottery and artwares reflecting the major art movements of the day, including Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco. Here, over 520 striking color images display the broad array of wares produced by Weller from 1895 to 1948, including such well-known lines as Art Nouveau, Aurelian, Coppertone, Dickens Ware, Eocean, Forest, Hudson, Louwelsa, Sicard, and Woodcraft. This sweeping survey includes a sampling of hand decorations by many of the company's respected artists and also illustrates the highly varied, innovative glaze treatments employed over the years on a wide range of decorative items. The carefully researched text includes a history of the firm, a fascinating review of how changing art movements and public demands influenced the pottery, a detailed bibliography, helpful listing of all known Weller line names, and complete index. Values for the wares displayed are found in the captions. An essential reference for Weller enthusiasts and all who are passionate about ceramics!
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