Private Collection and Museums & Research Collections
(this is a very abbreviated list, note, Ayumi Horie‘s websites has an exceptionally strong list of museums and galleries, see under “links”)
David and Louise Rosenfield have an extensive online ceramics collection. High quality digital image resource constantly being updated with new work and artists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum 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.
This is an e-museum of ceramics – a lot of images to look at.
Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum’s houses an enormous ceramic collection including their pre-Columbian ceramic collection, which represents nearly every major culture in Mesoamerica, Central America, and South America.
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is an art museum in Denver, Colorado. The museum houses three principal collections and includes the original studio and art school building of artist Vance Kirkland.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The museum has one of the best collections of Chinese antique furniture and ceramics in the country, including one of the celebrated group of glazed pottery luohans from Yixian (c. 1000). The collection includes pieces from Afghanistan, Japan, India, Iran, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Southeast, and South Asia.