A resource area that will be updated and added to over time.

LINKS Pottery — a very useful umbrella site

Arts and Crafts/Prairie/Mission Style — these link to sites covering my favorite British and American ceramic art genre: Heads, Hands and Hearts, Roycroft, Prairie, William Morris, Gustav Stickley, American Craftsman, The Craftsman magazine (1901-1916), American Bungalow magazine

Ceramic Arts Daily; you’ll have to sign up for this with an e-mail address but it’s well worth your while. Created by the Ceramics Monthly people. — covers every topic under the sun related to clay

BOOKS (available in the aStore on the toolbar)

Cardew, Michael, Pioneer Pottery — thank you for this reference and for those of the next three authors, Joan.

Casson, Michael, Pottery in Britain Today

Hesselberth, John and and Ron Roy, Mastering Cone 6 Glazes: Improving Durability, Fit and Aesthetics

Hopper, Robin, The Ceramic Spectrum, Robin Hopper Ceramics: A Lifetime of Works, Ideas and Teachings, Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface, Stayin’ Alive: Survival Tactics for the Visual Artist, Functional Pottery: Form and Aesthetic in Pots of Purpose — (listed in order of publication date, most recent first)

Leach, Bernard, A Potter’s Handbook — a seminal work and primary source.

Nelson, Glenn C., Ceramics: a Potter’s Handbook — this was my college text. I find it every bit as useful today.

Rhodes, Daniel, Clays and Glazes for the Potter — thank you for the tip, Eric.

Rhodes, Daniel, Kilns: Design, Construction and Operation — thank you, Eric!


Ceramics Monthly

VIDEOS (See section under categories.)




Potter’s Council

Potters Guild of BC

SUPPLIES (in my locale)

The Green Barn, Surrey, B.C.

Opus Framing and Art Supply, throughout the Lower Mainland

4 Responses to Resources

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  2. Linda Levin

    I came across your site while doing an online search to identify a pot that has come into my possession. The words “Cook Clayworks” are imprinted in the clay on the bottom in small block letters and there are some hand-written marks “signed” in the clay that are not quite legible, but one of these looks like the initials JS; the ohter looks like a short signature but I can’t read it. The incriptions brought me to your sight via Google. The pot looks like a ceramic casserole (glazed), but inside it has a vented tube that protrudes up into the pot. It has a lid as well. I would have thought it was a vertical chicken roaster, except that the lid seems too shallow to hold an upright chicken.The pot is about 8 1/2″ in diameterand about 4″ deep to the rim, with the lid adding another 2″ to 2 1/2″ at the highest point. It is glazed in beige with some brown and orangeish spattering and a circle (possibly a stylized tree) design in brown around the pot and around the lid. Any insight as to what this might be?Thanks!

  3. Jan

    Hi, Lynda, and thank you for writing. I have read through your description but have not been able to figure out what type of vessel you have…so far. Intriguing. Would you be willing to send me a photo of the inside? You can send it to me at I would appreciate it… — Jan

  4. Hi! Feel free to add The Marks Project as one of your resources. We are a free online resource for collectors and curators. A registry of makers marks of American Studio Ceramics from 1946-Present. !

    Instagram: @themarksproject

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