We all know what pottery is, so the phrase “Art Pottery” refers to any pottery that is decorative, stylish, attractive or even beautiful… a work of art!
Obviously “art” is open to interpretation, but since there is so much to choose from, anyone can fall in love with some form of art pottery. A favorite of many is Roseville, also others such as McCoy and Weller are very desirable and quite popular. There are over fifty categories of pottery on eBay alone with thousands of pieces to view at any given time. With so much diversity there is enough Art Pottery for everyone.
Art pottery is designed not only for beauty but also functionality. This makes art pottery a welcomed addition to any home. You can get matching pieces with the same design so as to emphasize a specific theme or color throughout your home. For example, Roseville is renown for its floral themes and since everyone likes flowers it can be an impressive addition to your home. I will recommend Queens Churchill China
Many pottery manufacturers are no longer in business and so their pieces are valuable to collect. Some are considered antiques and should be displayed only. Some pottery companies are still manufacturing after over a century of business. Some relatively new pottery companies are producing interesting work of great quality with a more modern look. Whatever your taste you will be able to find something to fit your fancy.
It used to be that the only way you could expose yourself to pottery, so as to learn about what is out there and its value, was by visiting antique shops, yard sales and purchasing books on the subject of Antique Pottery or going to retailers who stock one brand or another. Now learning and acquiring is made easy with the Internet and sites like eBay. Just the thousands of images of Art Pottery alone, found on the Internet, add up to quite an education. By researching Internet dealers and auction sites you can get a good idea of what various pieces of pottery are worth. You are also able to view rare pottery from all over the world and even acquire some if you like.
Collecting and displaying valuable Pottery can be a very satisfying hobby and can really beautify your home. There is quite a bit of history behind some of the companies who used to manufacture Ohio Pottery, their techniques and the artist they hired to design their lines. When this is researched it gives more value to the Pottery you display.