A few pottery examples from the 1950s have mysteriously surfaced in the Mountain Crag Brown glaze.
This has been explained by Fred Wills, Van Briggle potter from 1947 to 1988, who corroborated that a potter who had worked in the 1930s and remained at Van Briggle Pottery into the 1950s, did prepare the Mountain Crag Brown glazes once and fired some pieces for sale.
The roots of an enterprise -- The experiment begins. Other crafts expand, 1919-1940 -- Marks and makers -- Basic marks and dating / by Walter Bob -- The potters and ceramists -- The craftsmen.
Formative years, 1894-1902 -- An arts and crafts spirit, 1902-1910 -- A professional plant, 1910-1918. The roots of an enterprise -- The experiment begins. Other crafts expand, 1919-1940 -- Marks and makers -- Basic marks and dating / by Walter Bob -- The potters and ceramists -- The craftsmen.
Today our nine artists -potters, sculptors, glazers and a woodworker – put our minds, hearts, and hands together to make timeless artwork that is classically inspired by our natural surroundings.
We believe in an aesthetic that showcases both the hand of the maker and quality in craftsmanship.
Turn of the century and earlier homes had no running water.
We have recently added several nice collections of Rookwood, Roseville and a very large collection of Van Briggle including many floor vases, limited edition Van Briggle Collector Society pieces, figural designs, as well as good, early 1920s arts and crafts examples.Beginning her journey with the stage and television she soon picked up prominent roles in teen classic films.Her acting debut was in theatre with the ‘La Ma Ma Theatre Company’ at the age of eleven.We're emphasizing American pottery marks, but included a few Canadian pottery marks as well. Note: Not all makers have a mark here, or a good one. Note that some of the marks have been enhanced for clarity — the original, unedited marks appear on linked photos. The Roseville includes nice examples of Roseville Dogwood, Rosecraft Hexagon, Vintage and much more. Below is a guest post from noted Van Briggle author and collector Kathy Honea Described in Van Briggle early literature as a glaze containing the browns and greens found in a mountain crag, this glaze consists of a rich honey-brown with over spray of a medium-bright green.
Two different Van Briggle sales postcards, dating to the early 1920s; depict Van Briggle design examples, and list the glazes available as: Mulberry, Turquoise Blue and Mountain Crag Brown.