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Pottery & Ceramic Museums

International Ceramics at the Crocker Art Museum

The Museum’s holdings in international ceramics (approx. 1,800 works) have increased dramatically in recent years and contain major pieces by Hans Coper, Otto and Gertrude Natzler, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Lucie Rie and Beatrice Wood, as well as strong representations of contemporary Japanese studio pottery.

Museum of Medieval & Encaustic Tile

The tiles in this collection date from the 2nd quarter of the 13th century. They cover medieval and gothic periods and continue on to the gothic revival era of the Victorian period ending with examples of Minton Tiles designed by Pugin. The collection is comprised of tiles mainly from France and England.

The Museum of Ceramics

The Museum of Ceramics, which is operated by the Ohio Historical Society, houses an extensive collection of the wares produced in East Liverpool, the city long known as "America's Crockery City" and "The Pottery Capitol of the Nation."

The 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.

World Ceramics

Hosted by the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, this site takes you on a tour of the history of world ceramics.

Zsolnay Tile Museum

A fascinating site displaying the complex range of artistic tile production of the Zsolnay factory in Hungary from the earliest era through the turn-of-the century up to WWI. The Zsolnay factory was a leader in industrial ceramics production throughout the Austro-Hungarian Empire.