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Chapter 10: Resources: Ceramic Collections

Online Collections

Rosenfield Collection

David and Louise Rosenfield have an extensive online ceramics collection. High quality digital image resource constantly being updated with new work and artists.

Museums and Research Sites

(this is a very abbreviated list, note, Ayumi Horie‘s websites has an exceptionally strong list of museums and galleries, see under “links”)

Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Renwick Gallery
The museum’s collection of contemporary American craft, on display at the Renwick Gallery and in the Luce Center, is considered one of the finest in the United states. It includes a wide array of one-of-a-kind pieces created from clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood.

American Museum of Ceramics Art
It is the mission of the American Museum of Ceramic Art to educate by presenting, collecting and preserving significant ceramic achievements of the world’s cultures from ancient times to the present and through aesthetic and technical study to develop a deeper understanding of cultural values and traditions.

Gardiner Museum
The Gardiner Museum is Canada’s national ceramics museum, and one of the world’s great specialty museums. It is a small, focused museum committed to making a contribution to ceramics. It strives to be an inviting destination that inspires and connects people, art and ideas through clay.

The Dinnerware Museum
The Dinnerware Museum celebrates a significant aspect of our daily lives. The permanent collection features international dinnerware from ancient to futuristic times; created from ceramic, glass, plastic, metal, lacquer, fiber, paper, wood and more. The Dinnerware Museum, through its collections, exhibitions and educational programming, provides a window on our material culture, norms and attitudes towards food and dining.

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art
The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art mission is to promote and preserve the unique legacy of Biloxi potter George E. Ohr and the diverse cultural heritage of the Mississippi Gulf Coast; and to exhibit works which exemplify the independent, innovative, and creative spirit of George Ohr.

Royal Ontario Museum
The Royal Ontario Museum is among the world’s leading museums of natural history, and of world cultures. It has exception examples of Asian Ceramics.

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art
The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred houses nearly 8,000 ceramic and glass objects, ranging from small pottery shards recovered from ancient civilizations to contemporary sculpture and installation pieces to advanced ceramics reflecting the cutting edge of ceramic technology. The Museum is a teaching and research facility, one educational component of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

This is an e-museum of ceramics – a lot of images to look at.

Victoria And Albert (V & A) Museum:
What is Craft
How historical pots were madeWhats in the V&AV & A Home page (great links all over)