Now on view at the Newark Museum, 100 Masterpieces of Art Pottery examines the rise of art pottery as response to factory production. While artistic pottery was nothing new, the anti-industrial bend to production in the United States makes the story one of aesthetic awakening. Given the focus on skilled craft, the presented material should have enormous resonance today. The exhibition is accompanied by a full color catalog, as well as an extremely informative web component.
A full review of 100 Masterpieces of Art Pottery is available at the Bee. The show runs through January 10, 2010.
More examples after the jump.