American Art Pottery Reference Books

Many novice collectors of Roseville, Weller, Rookwood, Van Briggle and other American art pottery contact us with requests for recommendations on the best art pottery reference books. As a result of these requests, we have prepared a recommended reading list of art pottery books. Some of these art pottery books are still in print (and available at Just Art Pottery) , while others only show up for sale in the secondary market from time to time.

We hope both new and experienced art pottery collectors will find this information useful.



Art Pottery Reference Books For General Pottery Collecting
Art Pottery of The United States
Evans, 1987, ISBN: 0-96195777-0-0
American Art Pottery
Henzke, 1986, ISBN: 0-8407-4301-7
The Kovel's Collector's Guide to American Art Pottery
Kovel, 1974, ISBN: 0-517-516-764

Grueby Pottery Reference Book
The Ceramics of William Grueby
Montgomery, 1993, ISBN: 0-9637896-3-5

Hampshire Pottery Reference Book
Hampshire Pottery
Pappas and Kendall, 1971

Muncie Pottery Reference Book
Collector Encyclopedia of Muncie Pottery
Rans & Eckelman, 1999, ISBN 1-57432-118-8

Newcomb College Pottery Reference Book
Newcomb College Pottery An Enterprise for Southern Women
Poesch, 1984, ISBN: 0-916838-99-4

Niloak Pottery Reference Book
The Collector's Encyclopedia of Niloak
Gifford, 2001 ISBN: 0-8914-526-4

George Ohr Pottery Reference Book
The Mad Potter of Biloxi - The Art and Life of George Ohr
Clark, Hecht, Elison, 1989, ISBN: 0-89659-927-2

Owens Pottery Reference Books
Collector's Guide to Owens Pottery
Hahn, 1996, ISBN: 0-926110-03-9

Peters and Reed Reference Book
Sanford's Guide to Peters & Reed and the Zane Pottery Company
Sanford, 2000, ISBN: 0-9633531-6-0

Roseville Pottery Reference Books
Introducing Roseville Pottery
Bassett, 2001, ISBN: 0-7643-1366-5
Understanding Roseville Pottery
Bassett, 2002, ISBN: 0-7643-1659-1
Roseville Pottery Collector's Price Guide
Mollring, Updated annually

Rookwood Pottery Reference Books
Rookwood Pottery, The Glaze Lines
Ellis, 1995, ISBN: 0-88740-838-9
The Book of Rookwood Pottery, Volume I and II
Peck, 1985, ISBN: 0-943633-02-8

Teco Pottery Reference Book
Teco: Art Pottery of the Prairie School
Darling, 1989, ISBN: 0-9616623-2-8

UND Pottery Reference Book
University of North Dakota Pottery: The Cable Years,
Miller, 1999

Van Briggle Pottery Reference Books
Collector's Encyclopedia of Van Briggle Art Pottery,
Sasicki & Fania, 1993, ISBN: 0-89145-519-1
Collector's Guide to Van Briggle Pottery,
Nelson, Crouch, Demmin, Newton, 1986, ISBN: 0-9616436-0-9

Weller Pottery Reference Books
The Collector's Encyclopedia of Weller Pottery,
Huxford, 1979, ISBN: 0-89145-1145
All About Weller,
McDonald, 1989, ISBN: 0-915410-60-5
Weller Pottery The Rare, The Unusual, The Seldom Seen,
Carrigan & Wunsch, 2003, ISBN: 0-9740633-0-4