North Carolina Pottery
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Published Resources

Many excellent publications are available and are a valuable resource of information for both the beginning and veteran North Carolina pottery collector.  Most are available in major bookstores or through  Several are now out of print (OP), although they can be found through online sources.  Listed below are suggested publications.

"Turners and Burners: The Folk Pottery of North Carolina", Terry Zug, 1986.

"North Carolina Art Pottery: 1900-1960 Identification & Value Guide", A. Everette James, 2003.

"Index of Southern Potters", Howard A. Smith, 1983, reprint 1996.

"The Remarkable Potters of Seagrove", Charlotte Vestal Brown.

"The Potters Eye: Art and Tradition in North Carolina Pottery", Mark Hewitt and Nancy Sweezy, 2005.

"Handmade: A History of the North State Pottery 1924-1959 Sanford, N.C.", Willard D. Morton, 2003.

"The Melmar Pottery of Ralph C. Erskin", Leon Danielson, 2007

"North Carolina Pottery: The Collection of the Mint Museums", Barbara Stone Perry, 2004.

"Two Centuries of Potters: A Catawba Valley Tradition", Lincoln County Historical Association, 1999.

"The Craven Family of Southern Folk Potters", Quincy Scarborough, 2005

"North Carolina Decorated Stoneware", Quincy Scarborough, 1986

"The Moravian Potters in North Carolina"(OP), John Bivins, 1972

"Jugtown Pottery: History and Design"(OP), Jean Crawford, 1964

"New Ways for Old Jugs"(OP), McKissick Museum, 1994.

"The Traditional Potters of Seagrove, North Carolina"(OP), Robert C. Lock, 1994  

"North Carolina Pottery, Earthenware, Stoneware, and Fancyware." Stephen C. Compton, 2011

"Ceramics In America 2009" Edited by Robert Hunter and Luke Beckerdite
Eighteenth-Century Earthenware from North Carolina, The Moravian Tradtion Reconsidered, Page 2 thru Page 67

"Ceramics In American 2010" Edited by Robert Hunter and Luke Beckerdite
Entire issue contains in depth information on Moravian and other early North Carolina pottery traditions.

"Historical Archeology in Wachovia", Stanly South, 1999

"Old Florida Pottery" AlfredR. Frankel, M.D., 1999

"The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region", H. E. Comstock, 1994

"Pisgah Forest and Nonconnah, The Potteries of Walter B. Stephen"  Rodney Henderson Leftwich
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